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R&D Chemist

Lothian   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


This is a rare opportunity to join an industry-leading Ink manufacturing business as an R&D chemist at their state-of-the-art facility in Livingston. As an R&D chemist, you will work as part of the company's innovation team, assisting in the development of high-performance polymers, inks and coatings for a number of applications.

To be successful as an R&D Chemist you should hold a degree in a relevant discipline: chemistry, polymer technology/chemistry and possess hands-on experience working with inks, paints or coatings in a commercial laboratory.

R&D Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of high-performance polymer systems, UV-curable inks and coatings.
  • Responsible for providing quality control analysis.
  • Work alongside customers to solve any problems; improve current products.
  • Liaise with raw material suppliers to test and identify high-quality materials for current and future developments.
  • Keeping accurate records and documentation is also an important aspect of this role.

R&D Chemist Requirements:

  • Hold a degree within a relevant discipline: Chemistry, Polymer Technology/Chemistry.
  • Possess hands-on experience working with inks, paints or coatings in a commercial laboratory.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisation and administrative skills are essential, must also possess the ability to prioritise and plan allocated workloads.

Salary: £. CompetitiveBenefits: Pension Contribution - 25 Days Holiday + Banks Hours 37.5 Hours per Week - Monday to FridayRole: Full Time, Permanent


If you possess experience within the ink, paints or coatings industry and are looking for an exciting research and development opportunity please get in touch.

Cranleigh STEM & Sustainability is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employment agency, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team.


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7608
  • Posted: 5th January 2023
  • Expires: 2nd February 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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