Development Technician

Job Ref: J24538
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Date Added: 29 November 2017
  • Lancashire, England, UK
  • £18,000 - £25,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2227

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Development Technician / Development Chemist based in Lancashire

Title Development Technician / Development Chemist Location Lancashire Salary £18,000 - £25,000

Our client is a leading manufacturer and supplier to a range of industries including paints and coatings, paper, inks, soaps, PVC and Polymer systems. Working across a global market with sales across every continent in over 70 countries, they are in an exciting phase of expansion. As a result of this success they are looking to hire a Development Technician / Development Chemist to join their team in Lancashire.

Benefits: This position offers the opportunity for an experienced chemist enter a R&D focused role based within the laboratory of a continuously expanding business. Other benefits include a generous contributory pension scheme and 25 days holiday + public holidays.

Role / Description

  • Analytical & Application testing of products for:
  • Shade, Viscosity, pH, Specific Gravity, & Colour.
  • Formulation / Reformulation of products
  • Assisting with bespoke NPD projects.


  • A degree (or equivalent qualification) in chemistry or a related subject
  • Previous experience of formulation / Product development within an industrial laboratory
  • A good knowledge of colour chemistry, pigments, inks, paints would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Passionate, and eager to learn & develop.

This position will suit an experienced chemist who is looking to develop a career within product development & formulation, at a company who are in an exciting state of expansion.

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.

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 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 to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: Chemistry, NPD, Product Development, formulation, Colour Chemistry, Dispersions, Lancashire

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.