Synthetic Polymer Technologist

Synthetic Polymer Technologist


Location Abingdon

Salary £40,000 - £55,000

Contract Permanent

Reference HMPolyTech

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A world-class, leading manufacturer of chemical additives is looking for an experienced Synthetic Polymer Chemist to join their team in Oxfordshire. The ideal candidate will have hands-on R&D experience in polymer synthesis and radical polymerisation techniques from industry.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Apply established and novel polymerisation methodologies to design and synthesise next generation component materials
  • Act as technical lead and focal point for polymer synthesis
  • Develop a variety of materials from gram to multiple kg scale
  • Support and advise on synthetic routes and experimental set-ups to deliver materials in a time-efficient manner
  • Prepare a variety of materials and be the focal lead for chemical outsourcing
  • Drive safety initiatives, deliver risk assessments and consistently demonstrate the highest standards of safety and quality
  • Provide design solutions to a variety of programs to help solve current and future capability challenges
  • Provide leadership and supervision, as well as coaching and mentoring to laboratory-based chemists

Ideal Skills and Qualifications:

  • PhD in Synthetic Polymer Chemistry; or relevant industrial experience
  • Proven experience in (controlled) radical polymerisation techniques and post-polymerisation modification approaches
  • Excellent track record of delivering materials to aggressive timescales in a fast-paced R&D environment
  • Working knowledge of cationic, anionic, emulsion and/or condensation polymerisation highly desirable
  • Proven supervisory/management and coaching experience
  • Strong safety focus including networking, communication, delivering high standard risk assessments
  • Ability to troubleshoot and implement creative solutions to technical problems
  • Experience with surfactants, polymers, lubricants or additives would be highly advantageous

If you are interested or have any questions about this role, feel free to contact Harriet (07851 246 846) at CY Partners.

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