Senior R&D Chemist

Job Ref: J26809
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 29 May 2018
  • Lancashire, England, UK
  • £40,000 - £45,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2227

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Title Senior R&D Polymer Chemist Location Lancashire

Our client is a leading manufacturer of polymers supplying to a wide a wide range of industries including the automotive, aerospace and medical device. 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 to hire an experienced Chemist to lead a small team within their R&D Department focusing on the development of new products & technologies.

Benefits:This will be a full time & permanent position, based with a world leader in polymer technologies. Benefits will include:

  • 29 days + Public holidays annual leave
  • a generous contributory pension scheme
  • private healthcare scheme for employees and dependants
  • profit related bonus scheme
  • share ownership scheme

Role Description Leading a small R&D team of 2 people, this role will be focused on the design & delivery of new technical solutions. This will include:

  • The development & investigation of new chemical Processes relating to the production of polymers & high temperature thermoplastics.
  • The synthesis of novel monomer & polymers
  • The scale up of new compounds from the lab scale to the Pilot plant.
  • Managing & supporting a 2-3 direct reports


  • A Degree or higher qualification in Chemistry, Material science, Polymer Chemistry or a related field.
  • A strong knowledge of polymer chemistry / organic synthesis
  • An understanding of high temperature thermoplastics / Intellectual property defence would be desirable but not essential.
  • Detail orientated, highly organised & motivatedExcellent communication skills with the ability to display & present information effectively to both a technical / non - technical audience.
  • Previous supervisory / management experience or the confidence & ability to step up into a supervisory role.

This role will be well suited to an experienced polymer chemist looking for a step up into a supervisory role, leading a small team. Equally this position would also be able to offer challenge and development prospects for someone already in a supervisory / Team leader position and looking for the next step in their career.

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: Polymer, Organic Synthesis, Scale up, R&D, NPD, Supervisory, Team Leader

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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