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An Excellent opportunity for an R&D Scientist to join a well-established company based in King's Lynn, Norfolk The Company: They design, manufacture and test unique polymer membranes for the clothing, electronic, military and medical markets. They specialise in water vapour transmission products with a range of applications such as: leather effect membranes for children's school shoes (50% of all school shoes sold in the UK use PIL membranes); technical and industrial clothing (including anti-static, fire and chemical retardant garments); and sports and leisure footwear and garments. The company is looking to recruit an R&D scientist on a permanent basis to join a growing team developing new products and improvements to existing systems to drive the continued growth of the business.The role will encompass small scale development work, pilot scale polymer synthesis, full-scale manufacturing trials, and product performance testing. The job holder will report to the Lead Scientist and will work closely with staff in other functions, providing technical support to all aspects of the business. Responsibilities of a successful candidate: Develop and test polymer syntheses and formulations from lab scale through to coating line trials and full-scale plant production. Directly test material using a range of analytical equipment. Record and report results, clearly and concisely.
• Work closely with colleagues from Commercial, Quality and Operations functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Candidate requirements:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent in chemistry, polymer science, material science or other related science discipline.
• Relevant industrial experience would be advantageous but is not a requirement.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
• Self-motivated, inquisitive and pro-active.
• Hands-on approach.
• Concern for safety and attention to detail.
• Logical, methodical approach to problem solving. Training will be provided to enable work to be carried out safely and to a high standard. Work must be undertaken in accordance with the companies Environmental, Health and Safety Standards, and in compliance with our ISO9001:2015 quality certification. Benefits
• Competitive salary
• 33 days holiday including Bank Holidays
• Eligible for profit related bonus based on Company Performance.
• Eligible for company pension scheme with employer contribution to 6%. If you feel that you have the relevant skills/attributes to fulfil this role then please apply now This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/92097750

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