Our Client is a world class supplier of synthetic polymers to industries ranging from paints and adhesives to textiles, speciality papers and plastics. They currently have a vacancy for a Chemist to join their Research Dispersions team. Working under supervision, in a modern, well equipped laboratory, duties will include the preparation and characterisation of novel dispersion polymers for a variety of end uses. The candidate will support technical projects and activities working under a high level of supervision. They will have a basic understanding of a narrow technical area, working closely with a small team of other technical staff, reporting to the Senior Chemist. They will be required to deliver robust polymer data to stakeholders (internal and external request via R&D and technical service/business development teams) as well as working on application activities and assessment testing following clear instruction methods, supporting the development of lab methods and report results and findings. Responsibilities
• Play a key role in maintaining a clean and safe standard of laboratory housekeeping
• Prepare and test laboratory samples to support the development of the business
• Provide practical technical support to Operations and Customers, as required
• Keep detailed records of laboratory work; discuss results with supervisor; write occasional reports Candidate Profile
• Good secondary education at minimum. A-level or Vacation Qualifications in application Science preferred
• Must have a good experience in laboratory environment with a good chemical hazard awareness.
• Polymerisation and application chemistry experience preferred.
• Good working knowledge of English Renumeration In return, our Client will offer a salary up to £24,000, 25 days holiday, Profit Related Bonus Scheme, subsidised Private Medical Insurance, 2 tier Company Pension Scheme, life assurance, free parking and subsidized canteen. Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Polymer, Coatings and Life Science based Industries.

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