Product Development Chemist

Job Title: Product Development Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Reference: PDC - CG_1550831681
Contact Name: Clara Griffiths
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 22, 2019 10:34

Job Description

An exciting opportunity in the Gloucestershire area for a well-established company who have built themselves an excellent reputation for innovative and high quality products are now recruiting for a Product Development Chemist.

Roles and Responsibilities

*To provide material product development expertise in the fields of formulation, testing and analysis. This product area is seen as a significant growth area for the company. Specifically, this role is looking for someone with a high level of practical experience to help develop the overall capabilities of the R&D lab and the chemistry team.
*To provide project leadership and development resource for the formulation, analysis, testing and optimisation of products

Knowledge required

*Proven track record of formulation, analysis, testing and optimisation
*Excellent knowledge of current advances in the field and hands on experience of practical work
*A leading edge understanding of the formulation factors influencing product performance and demonstrated ability to modify and optimise resin systems to meet performance targets within demanding timelines

Work Skills and Attributes required

*Practical chemistry skills for formulation, testing and analysis is essential
*Hands on experience of prototype manufacture and close partnership with production colleagues is a distinct advantage
*Demonstrated general laboratory skills is essential as is an enthusiasm for investigative experimentation
*Experience in running formulation DOE's and a track record of a high work rate to evaluate large numbers of samples is expected
*Good report writing and presentation skills are essential as is experience of preparation of technical reports suitable for academic publication, corporate review and patent drafting
*Enthusiasm for product development and technical discovery and a desire for a chemistry focused career with the potential to contribute across a range of chemical technologies delivering growth in a technically demanding and dynamic market

Experience required

*At least 5 years' experience in formulation chemistry in an industrial environment with a new product delivery focus
oThis should include a 1-2 years direct, recent experience of the formulation and development of at least one of the following
oIdeally the candidate will have experience in Project Management and can demonstrate a track record of delivering small teams / projects to schedule, budget and quality requirements

Education and Qualification required:

*Bachelors/Master's degree in chemistry

For more information regarding this role please call Clara Griffiths on 01453 796621 or send a CV

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