Senior Colour Chemist

Job Ref: J22993
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 27 July 2017
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK
  • £40,000 - £50,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2200

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Senior Colour Chemist required, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring significant knowledge and experience in azo dye chemistry and manufacturing of dyestuffs.

Title: Colour Chemist

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000

SRG is working exclusively with a global company who specialise in the manufacture of liquid dyes for application in the paper industries. As a result of their continued success and growth, they are now looking for a Senior Colour Chemist to join the R&D Team. You will predominantly be involved in carrying out new product development and troubleshooting on plant and process issues. This role would be well suited to an experienced colour chemist with a thorough understanding azo dye chemistry and dyestuff manufacturing.

Benefits: Ideally located near to local amenities and public transport, collaborative and forward-thinking culture, free parking and company bonus scheme. Flexible working hours of 35 hours, worked between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Role / Description

  • Managing the R&D function in the design and development of new products or modifications for existing products
  • Conducting synthesis and formulation as necessary to support product development and improvement
  • Ensuring existing plant processes are under control by implementing appropriate test procedures where applicable
  • Monitoring and recording key processing information and liaising with plant and laboratory teams on a daily basis.
  • Further developing and refining existing plant process to improve robustness and consistency of processing in collaboration with plant and laboratory teams
  • Involvement with the technical and commercial functions of the Paper Business Team
  • Analysis of production data and testing of raw materials to inform development and manufacturing processes


  • Proven knowledge and experience of azo dye chemistry
  • Demonstrable experience of product development for dyes/dyestuffs and analytical equipment used for colour products
  • Previous experience with the manufacture of colour products, preferably dyes
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt in a rapidly changing manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with regards to time and plant processing demands
  • Excellent communication skills

This role would be an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong technical experience in the development of azo dyes to take on a senior role in a leading company with a global reach.

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If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218

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Keywords: azo dye chemistry, colour, colour chemistry, dye, dyestuffs, R&D, manufacturing

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.