Polymer Chemist

Location South Yorkshire
Discipline: Chemicals, Coatings, Polymers
Job type: Chemist
Salary: £Highly Competitive & Excellent Benefits
Job ref: 209
Published: about 1 year ago

​UK manufacturer is looking for a Polymer Chemist to carry out synthesis of acrylate emulsion polymers, formulation and testing of adhesives. Working as part of a team, you will drive projects and take responsibility for production scale up. The successful candidate will have experience of polymer synthesis and application knowledge of adhesives and coatings.

Key tasks

  • To carry out synthesis reactions of acrylate emulsion polymers and application testing of pressure sensitive adhesives.

  • To be responsible for managing various short-term applications and development projects.

  • Supporting the scale-up of new products and providing production support when needed.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Carry out synthesis reactions of water-based acrylate polymers.

  • Planning & managing various product development projects.

  • Provide technical support to production.

  • Testing of in-process and finished product samples to ensure they meet the customer’s specification.

Candidate Profile

  • Knowledge of Acrylic polymer chemistry or adhesives would be highly preferred.

  • Experience of using test equipment for analysing & measuring products characteristics; for example particle size measurements, GC and HPLC.

  • Experience in wet chemistry testing of products to parameters such as viscosity, solids content and pH.

  • Good project management skills.

  • Awareness of COSHH regulations and responsibility for providing MSDS on products.

Our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package.