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Material / Polymer Scientist

South West   •  30-38K(neg.)  •  Permanent, Full time

Our client is currently seeking an experienced Polymer/ Material Chemist to work within their Research & Development department.


Managing the product development and technical programs. This includes participating in the planning of R & D programs; conducting and/or supervising R&D projects; providing technical advice and recommend solutions to territory managers to resolve customer related issues involving the products and services. Helping with the Lab chemical hygiene plan and monitor safe laboratory practices and procedures; understand and implement the Corporate Quality Policy.

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree, MSc or PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, or related discipline.
  • Good knowledge of how to prepare and process materials for testing purposes.
  • Practical Knowledge of chemical synthesis and processes in relation to resins, polymers, additives etc.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a related chemical industry
  • Project management experience
  • Hands-on approach to laboratory work combined with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to write accurate and concise technical reports and presentations.

The Material / Polymer Scientist will be required to assist in developing and implementing lab projects and programs, review current lab programs and project reviews, assist in supervising lab personnel and maintain lab safety and productivity. Also, to provide technical assistance for customer related issues

This is a hands-on role in a demanding environment working to tight product development and production schedules. This is a key leading role and with it comes the opportunity to develop and expand your skills.

The Material / Polymer Scientist will need to be highly motivated, conscientious, able to work independently and as a team, with an attention to detail and good practical skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with all levels of management and good planning skills will be essential.

Only candidates living in the UK and work authorisation will be considered.

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: ST Recruitment
  • Contact: Sam
  • Phone: 01737241823
  • Reference: BS20
  • Updated: 29th November 2022
  • Expires: 27th December 2022

ST Recruitment

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