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Senior R&D Chemist

Berkshire   •  excellent company benefits  •  Permanent, Full time

A world-leading chemicals business is currently recruiting a Senior R&D Chemist to join its formulation team on a permanent basis. This is a pivotal role within the R&D division where you will act as technical lead for customer/OEM formulations - whilst having the ability to engage with cross-functional stakeholders (business, process development, marketing).

This role will suit a degree-qualified candidate who can bring proven market experience - working in an industrial R&D laboratory.

Senior R&D Chemist responsibilities

  • Technical lead and/or project lead for customer-specific and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) based formulations globally as directed. Visit customers / OEMs as needed.
  • Performs formulation and synthesis activities to meet established project objectives. Effective project management.
  • Participates in technical and/or project reviews and presents findings as appropriate for internal and external audiences.
  • Build relationships and be the primary technical resource for formulation questions for supported OEMs.
  • Engages with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as Business, Process Development, Marketing, CTS (Customer Technical Services), Mechanical Testing, OEM Relationship Team, etc.
  • Represent the company in technical conferences, societies and other industry activities. Maintain adequate level of technical expertise and self-development through study, seminars, etc.
  • Provide strategic insight for OEM opportunities.
  • Promote Afton's culture, values, quality, and safety principles.

Senior R&D Chemist requirements

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related - PhD level would be preferred.
  • Strong level of knowledge and understanding in formulation chemistry - ideally from chemicals, lubricants, coatings, or similar industries.
  • Understanding of applicable chemistry principles and application in an R&D environment.
  • Creative thinking and planning - Ability to identify additive approaches/formulations to meet customer needs.
  • Relationships: Ability to network, build, and nurture relationships.
  • Able to travel as required with up to 25% domestic and/or international travel at times

In return, the company can provide an excellent opportunity to progress your career professionally coupled with a very competitive package. £Comp + final salary pension scheme + shares + healthcare

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

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7671
  • Posted: 12th May 2023
  • Expires: 9th June 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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