Graduate R&D Technologist

Job Ref: J23819
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 03 October 2017
  • Merseyside, England, UK
  • £25,000 - £30,000 per Annum
  • Alison Jones
  • 0161 868 2216

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R&D Technologist required from materials, composites, rubbers, latex systems, emulsion systems, elastomers, paints, adhesive chemistry, surface coatings, polymer chemistry, and aqueous dispersionsGraduate Research and Development Technologist Salary £25,000 - £30,000 Negotiable dependent on experienceLocation: Job Title: MerseysideSRG is working exclusively with a well- established company who are part of a global business with manufacturing units in the Far East, UK and Canada. The company is part of a larger group and world leader in the manufacture of specialist materials, predominantly for the automotive industry. As a result of their continued success they are looking to hire an R&D Technologist to strengthen their current R&D team. The role would be suited to someone who has graduated in the last 1 - 3 years and looking to work alongside and learn from a more experienced R&D team. With support and guidance from more senior team members the position will require the candidate to:Direct and contribute to R&D:* Inventing and patenting* Optimisation and experimentation* Product develop for lower cost/increased marginManage Suppliers* Identify new suppliers* Identify alternative materials - for higher performance/lower costThe role would be suited to someone hands on, able to, in the longer term, manage multiple projects and willing and able to work alongside production to support the production of the product, as well as at the bench.Benefits: 37.5 hour working week with flexibility and option to do extra hours for an early Friday finish, good pension scheme up to 8% employer contribution, 25 days holiday + 8 public hols, recognition scheme and further development available to all employees.RequiredScientific background in Chemistry or Materials Science with relevant degree or higher qualificationStrong Organic Chemistry background through work or education with exposure to any of these:* Rubber technology* Latex technology* Composite reinforcement by glass fibre* Adhesive chemistry* Paints/Surface Coatings* Polymer Chemistry/physics, rheologyIndustrial experience preferred but not essential - we welcome applications from individuals who have graduated with a BSc or Masters this year - must be willing to learn to:* design experiments, analyse and invent* deliver presentations and write reportsPersonal Qualities:* Initiative* Drive* Enthusiasm* Prioritisation* MotivatedSRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.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 Alison on 0161 868 2216If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies. Keywords: R&D, Technologist, Rubber, Composites, Adhesives, Polymers, rheology, visco-elasticity

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