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 at CY Partners.

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