Research/Formulation Chemist | Coatings and Adhesives | South West UK

  • Research/Formulation Chemist | Coatings and Adhesives | South West UKAre you an experienced Chemistry graduate?
  • Do you have extensive laboratory experience in coatings / inks and/or adhesive formulation?

If you’re looking for a Research/Formulation Chemist role with a global market leader that offers great career progression then this could be the opportunity for you.

Established in the early 1970’s this company is highly recognised in a variety of industries including print, security, engineering and industrial substrates.
Your position as a research chemist will require you to have laboratory experience in the coatings industry. This role involves formulating functional surface coatings, adhesives and inks for the sale of compounded chemistry or for applications to flexible substrates.
You will coordinate projects from conception through to commercial acceptance and provide technical support throughout the product life cycle. You will be able to manage a variety of different projects, and provide detailed updates to your supervisors.
You will evaluate raw materials efficiently, select suitable raw chemicals for formulation and liaise with suppliers. Your aim will be to produce pilot coatings and employ test procedures for establishing functionality/performance. Prepare for and conduct preproduction trials. Liaise with other members In the team to ensure the effective flow of information within the business.
We are keen to speak to candidates with an adhesive and polymer chemistry background. You will also have experience within a manufacturing background, specifically in the coatings/adhesives/inks industry. We are looking for a focused, results-orientated and energetic individual who is keen to be part of an innovation-driven company.

The ability to be comfortable conversing with personnel at all levels, diplomatically & professionally is a must. Experience is not as important as some drive and ambition as there is a real opportunity to move up into a senior chemist or lab manager role for the right candidate! This role is located in the South West of the UK & is lab based. The salary for this role is dependent upon experience and this company offers an attractive benefits package.

To discuss this great opportunity contact Natasha now on 01279 657716 or email tash@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 904774

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