Senior Chemist (Dispersions and Latex Research)/ Chemistry/ Research/ Science/ PhD/ Polymer
£30,000 - £35,000
Our client is a world-class supplier of synthetic polymers to industries ranging from paints and adhesives to textiles, speciality papers, plastics and dipped products. They are the only manufacturer of polyvinyl alcohol in the UK and the market leader in suspending agents for the PVC industry.
An opportunity has arisen for a unique individual to join their Dispersions and Latex Research team, based at our Head Office in Harlow, Essex. The team has a well-equipped laboratory, as well as direct access to modern analytical facilities.
Working directly for the Dispersions and Latex Research Manager, the overall purpose of this role is to undertake and oversee research and new product development projects in dispersions. This will mainly result in new products for our client as well as increasing fundamental understanding of emulsion polymer technologies for longer-term developments.
You will be qualified to degree level or equivalent and will ideally have a PhD in chemistry or polymer chemistry. It would be an advantage if you have experience in emulsion polymerisation, colloid or polymer chemistry. A highly organised team player you will have the ability to communicate at all levels. This opportunity is ideal for a post-graduate chemist with industrial experience who is looking for a fresh challenge.
They can offer an attractive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as associated fringe benefits. These include Profit Related Bonus Scheme, Contributory Company Pension Scheme and Subsidised Private Medical Insurance.