Graduate Development Chemist required for 6 months, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science paired with a pro-active attitude, excellent...
Graduate Development Chemist required for 6 months, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science paired with a pro-active attitude, excellent communications skills and good attention to detail.
Title: Graduate Development Chemist
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Employment Term: 6 month fixed term contract
SRG is working exclusively with a growing company who research, develop and manufacture water-based anti-oxidants, dispersions and emulsifiers for application in the polymer industry. They are now looking to recruit a Graduate Development Chemist to join their technical team based in West Yorkshire on a 6 month contract. The role would suit a recent Chemistry graduate, ideally with some polymer based knowledge and a willingness to learn.
Benefits: Dynamic and growing company offering an opportunity to gain experience in the development of polymer products. Working hours of 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Offering 20 days holiday allowance, which increases with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays. Other benefits include workplace pension and a company bonus scheme.
Role / Description
- Assisting in the development of new and existing formulations
- Planning own experiments and project work
- Scale up of own formulations
- Supervising productions batches
- Screening new raw materials from suppliers and testing them in existing formulations
- Working closely with sales and production teams to update and be updated with formulation changes
- Producing weekly reports on projects and raw materials testing
- Ordering laboratory consumables
- Quality control and testing production batches
- Any other ad hoc laboratory work as required
- Working to strict health and safety processes
- Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science
- Immediately available or short notice period
- Self-motivated and pro-active, with a willingness to learn
- Good problem-solving and communication skills
- Good attention to detail and able to manage own projects
This role would be an excellent opportunity for a recent Chemistry or Polymer Science graduate with or without industrial experience.
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Keywords: laboratory, chemistry, polymer science, polymer, development, R&D, formulation, graduate, additive, dispersion
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