ApplicationsTechnologist - Polymer Applications

Job Ref: J26453
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 04 July 2018
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
  • £24,000 - £26,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2227

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Applications Technologist required for global company based in


Job Title: Applications Technologist - Polymer Applications

Location: Manchester

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000

Do you have an MChem or a BSc in Chemistry or Materials Science?

Would you like to work amongst some of the UK's most talented scientists in a global company providing innovative products to a wide range of industries? Would you enjoy working autonomously, conducting your own experiments and reporting on your findings? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

SRG is working with a market leading, global organisation, whose products are used in a vast range of industries/products. Well established, with new laboratories and equipment they are looking to hire a Chemist or Materials scientist to join their R&D centre of excellence, based in Manchester. If you are genuinely passionate about chemistry, can demonstrate this and enjoy experimentation, this is the role for you.

Benefits: Working alongside some of the best scientists in the UK in their field, based within the UK Centre of R&D Excellence, working 37.5 hours per week with some flexibility around start and finish times, 25 days holiday + public hols, pension up to 7% employer contribution, optional private medical insurance -company pays half, and long terms service awards.

The role:

Working alongside more experienced scientists you will:

Research and develop compounding application formulations and then generate data to support customers

Physical testing including: Gas fading, tensile strength, UV stability, ageing studies, extrusion &rheology and surface colour analysis

Undertake small scale compounding and injection moulding, including characterization of mechanical properties

Design and execute laboratory experimental programs

Write detailed reports on investigations and present data using excel to demonstrate effects observed and conclusions drawn

Supporting customers by developing new formulated solutions

In time you will establish yourself as an expert in on or more polymer applications


* BSc or MChem - Chemistry or Materials Science preferred* Industrial lab experience preferred - chemicals or materials - full training given so new graduates welcome to apply* Passionate about chemistry, able to demonstrate technical knowledge* Good communication skills - Written and spoken* Able to use Excel to at least intermediate level

SRG 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 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

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.

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