2022’s top 5 technical roles

Posted on 20 December 2021

​With the new year now well underway here are 5 of the best technical roles that are sure to make your 2022 go with a bang. If your specialism is in formulation, product development or analytical science we have the role for you. Remember to check back regularly to see chemistry’s best new vacancies.


1.    Technical Manager - Coatings, Adhesives, Elastomers & Sealants


Topping the charts we have this East Midlands-based technical manager role. With newly expanded laboratory research & testing facilities you’ll be working with top of the range equipment to create world-class coatings, adhesives, elastomers and sealants. Rewarded with a highly competitive salary, new product development, application and testing will be key to this role. Find out more here.


2.    Principle Consultant - Sustainable Chemistry


If sustainability is your driving passion this is the role for you. Working with a wide range of chemical companies, you’ll be helping to ensure that they meet the requirements for REACH and similar regulations across the globe. The organisation is committed to delivering change for a sustainable future and will actively support your professional development. To find out more click here.


3.    Product Development Manager - Inks & Coatings


Driving innovation through creativity and passion is at the heart of everything this North East business does. As product development manager you will be central to their ambitious plans. An understanding of polymers, resins and surface coating/decorating technologies (printing, priming, embossing etc.) and the ability to bring new thinking to these areas are key requirements. A highly competitive salary, bonus and pension are available for the right candidate. Full details can be found here.


4.    Product Development Technician / Chemist - Inks


The second of our product development roles would be perfect for someone with 3-5 years of experience. Based in the lab and with lots of close contact with customers and suppliers, this is a perfect position for anyone looking to grow their chemistry career. Involving close collaboration with high profile clients and managing new product development projects from concept to launch this is sure to be a varied and exciting role and a significant step on the career ladder for the chosen candidate. To find out more and apply click here.


5.    Analytical Scientist - Surface Characterisation


Last but by no means least we have this unique analytical scientist role. Ideal for an existing analyst or postdoctoral graduate, the main requirement is a strong understanding and experience of surface characterisation. Part of an international team, the chosen candidate will become a leading expert on characterising instrumentation and techniques. Key features of the role include management of the characterisation demonstration laboratory and attendance and participation at conferences and exhibitions around the world. This is an ideal position for anyone looking to make their mark in the world of chemistry. Find out more and apply here.


With new technical and commercial roles being added to merrittrecruitment.com all the time, you’re encouraged to check back regularly or get in touch to tell us about what you’d be looking for in your perfect role: laura@merrittrecruitment.com.


Dr Laura Merritt is an experienced recruiter and qualified chemist. Her PhD specialised in UV curing, photochemistry and polymer chemistry. Dr Merritt is the founder of Merritt Recruitment, a council member of the Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association, secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry - Coatings Group and managing director of Surfex.


To connect with Laura on LinkedIn visit: www.linkedin.com/in/drlauramerritt.

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