R&D Technician

Job Ref: J24518
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 28 November 2017
  • Lancashire, England, UK
  • £20,000 - £23,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2227

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R&D Technician based in Lancashire

Title R&D Technician (6 month contract) Location LancashireSalary £20,000 - £23,000

Our client is a leading manufacturer of polymers supplying to a wide range of industries including the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries. They successfully partner with a number of global organisations and are known for their cutting-edge polymeric solutions, streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support. They are currently seeking Graduate laboratory technician to join their team in Lancashire on a 6 month contract.

Benefits: This is an immediate start opportunity for an experienced chemist to join the R&D team of a specialist polymer laboratory.

Role / Description

Based within the R&D laboratory, this position will be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist analytical support using techniques that will include:
  • Optical Microscopy
  • SEM
  • FT-IR
  • SC
  • TGA
  • TMA
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Generating detailed reports and communicating directly with clients.
  • Investigating root causes of problem materials and providing technical support.


  • A degree in chemistry / material science or a related field.
  • Previous experience using the techniques mentioned above
  • A proven background within an industrial laboratory
  • Previous experience within a polymer laboratory would be highly advantageous, but not essential.
  • Available for an immediate start / with short notice

This is an immediate start position on an initial 6 month contract within the R&D team of a specialist polymer manufacturer. This would be an ideal opportunity for a chemist who is available to start with short notice to gain experience within a R&D environment.

SRG are the UK number 1 recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

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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 to Nathan at . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Nathan on 0161 868 2227.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srg.co.uk to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: Polymer, R&D, Analytical, Analyst, Technician, Lancashire, Immediate

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.