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R&D Polymer Chemist

Surrey   •  £25000 - £30000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

A growing start-up has an exciting opportunity for an R&D Chemist to join its team. Your primary role will be to develop and engineer new polymer formulations, often with novel polymers or solvents. This is an entry-level position, ideal for a recent graduate or junior scientist to further their hands-on experience within an R&D environment. To be considered, you must have a background in materials chemistry, including research experience in polymeric materials.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and engineer new polymer formulation, often with novel polymers or solvents
  • Plan and execute electrospinning production runs
  • Fulfil customer R&D and production orders
  • Analysis and assessment of produced nanofibres for quality control
  • Ensure the laboratory is a clean and safe working environment at all times
  • Work closely with the account managers to update customers
  • Ensure company compliance with all Health and Safety laws

Experience Required

Essential requirements for this post are:

  • A degree in Chemistry, Materials, Engineering or Physics (other science degrees with lab/chemical handling experience will be considered),
  • Research expertise in polymeric materials processing, additive manufacturing, processing of polymers or polymer composites or other liquid/solution processing,
  • A good understand of polymer dissolution, e.g. Hanson Solubility,
  • Be able to demonstrate that they can work as part of a team, as well as work independently,
  • Experience in the planning and handling of chemicals,
  • Have knowledge/experience of safe and tidy good working practice within a chemistry lab,
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English.

Extra Skills that would be useful but not essential:

  • A PhD or an EngD or equivalent work experience in any relevant area,
  • Experience in electrospinning would be a bonus, but training can be provided,
  • Research expertise in in materials characterisation, including SEM,
  • Skills in programming of Arduino or Raspberry Pi or other programming languages for custom experiment design,
  • Designing and printing of 3D printed parts,
  • Knowledge of electrostatics.

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

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7654
  • Posted: 21st February 2023
  • Expires: 21st March 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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