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Development Chemist

Northamptonshire - Salary £28,000-£30,000

We are seeking a Development Chemist to work for a manufacturer of industrial adhesives and sealants.

Overall Purpose of Post:

Development of new products together with support for both our chemical manufacturing facility and our existing product portfolio.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and evaluate products for new and existing markets including UV- curing adhesives, anaerobic adhesives, photopolymer and cyanoacrylates.
• Plan, manage and deliver projects in a timely manner, ensuring all requirements are fully met.
• Use analytical techniques to identify components within products.
• Provide support to our chemical manufacturing facility - including resolving quality issues and scaling up of new products.
• Maintain a good understanding of potential regulatory and IP implications of products developed within the department.
• Provide technical assistance and offer advice to internal and external parties.

Education and skills required:

• BSc Degree in Chemistry
• 3+ years’ experience within product development, preferably working with adhesives or coatings
• Experience of analytical methods - in particular HPLC and GC - would be advantageous

Personal attributes required:

• Able to communicate well at all levels;
• Must be able to work effectively within a small team;
• Flexible approach to work;
• Attention to detail;
• Good written and verbal communication skills;

key words: polymer chemist polymer development chemist polymer development scientist polymer scientist R&D chemist R&D scientist research chemist research scientist graduate chemist product development chemist

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