R&D Scientist

R&D Scientist
New Product Development Scientist
·£36-40K DOE
·24days holiday plus Bank holidays
·Full time 40hours per week Monday- Friday
·Chemical manufacturing - Niche Fertilisers
·Dorset / Somerset border near Wincanton
My client, a successful, dynamic and niche manufacturing company, is looking to add to their growing technical team and recruit a full time R&D Scientist / New Product Development Scientist / Chemical scientist.

 The successful candidate will be working for a company that is one of the leaders in its field supplying fertilisers and related products to the amenity turf market (golf courses, football pitches, bowling greens etc.).

The successful Product Chemist & Material scientist will be central to the lab team providing service and expertise in Research and Development, Product Formulation, Material and Product Testing and other general scientific support and will be working as part of a small team in the companies Innovation centre.

Key skills required for the role include:
·Solid background in chemistry or material sciences.

 This person is likely to be a graduate, possibly with MRes.


·The person needs to have a demonstrable skillset in up-to-date literature searching skills using professional platforms.

·In addition to the research skills, someone who is gifted in applying the findings to practical, real-world application.

·Although the problems all focus upon the field of specialist fertiliser products it requires a person of a generalist mind-set, able to apply otherwise unrelated concepts to the variety of technical problems that present themselves.

·Someone with the appetite for the fast-moving dynamic of a small company and its collaborative spirit would enjoy this role.

·A background in product development would be an advantage, as would someone with an interest in biopolymers or sustainable polymer coatings.

·Although we are a fertiliser business, prior knowledge of this field is not essential as it is the wider chemistry that matters, providing that it is applicable to a commercial scale.

This role is commutable from Templecombe, Wincanton, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Stalbridge, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford Forum, Shepton Mallet

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