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Development Chemist - R&D Eng

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Development Chemist



Salary - £22,000 - £28,000 (dependant on experience)

Adecco Cheltenham is proud to be recruiting on behalf of our client, an award winning and innovative Engineering business in Gloucestershire. They are looking for a Development Chemist to join their Research & Development Team at their Head Office in Gloucester.

The Development Chemist will be responsible for providing project leadership and development resource for the formulation, analysis, testing and optimisation of the material product development. This product area is viewed as a significant growth area for the company, so this is a fantastic time to be joining the team.

Within the role you'll be sharing your product development expertise through formulation, testing and analysis. You'll be conducting investigative experimentation, evaluating large numbers of samples and preparing technical reports suitable for academic publication/corporate review/patent drafting. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a chemistry-focused career within a technically demanding market.

Our client is ideally seeking an experienced Development Chemist but will consider talented graduate level applicants: please note that the higher end of the advertised salary is reserved for experienced individuals.

Essential Applicant Requirements:

  • Practical Chemistry and laboratory skills are essential for this position, which you will have demonstrated in previous positions or through your university career.
  • Our client will consider recent Graduates (Bachelors/Masters or equivalent in Chemistry).
  • Ability to communicate technically in English, especially within the chemistry field. Excellent report preparation and writing skills are essential.
  • An enthusiasm for product development and technical discovery

Preferred Applicant Requirements:

  • Proven track record of formulation, analysis, testing and optimisation of products within an industrial environment.
  • Experienced in running formulation DOEs and a track record of a high work rate to evaluate large numbers of samples.
  • Proven work experience with at least one of the following products/materials: foams, phenolic, silicone, insulation, epoxies or industrial coatings.
  • Hands-on experience of prototype manufacturing (involving close partnerships with production colleagues) will give applicants a distinct advantage!

In return our client will provide:

  • A competitive salary up to £28,000 (Dependant on experience).
  • Eligibility for the company bonus scheme (up to 15% of salary based on personal KPIs set and company performance).
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 25 days plus Bank Holidays.
  • Additional Benefits to include pension, life assurance and medical insurance.
  • Beautiful offices and working environment.
  • Excellent career opportunities as the company continues to diversify into new markets on a global scale.
  • Early finishes on a Friday (12.45pm!).

If this opportunity appeals to you please click apply now! Due to the volume of applications we will receive for this popular vacancy, if you have not heard back from Trish Hughes in 5 working days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Date listed: 14/02/2019

Ends on: 28/03/2019

Location: Gloucester, Great Britain

Employment Details: permanent, full time standard full time hours

Yearly Salary: GBP £22000

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