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Base Materials

Development Chemist


Base Materials

Whetstone, Leicester

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We’re looking for a Development Chemist to join our team in Leicester. In this role, you will be developing leading-edge composite materials and supporting customers with the implementation of new products.


    • Create work plans to achieve short-term and medium-term product development through chemical product design.
    • Understand testing requirements, prepare quality samples, and run corresponding experiments.
    • Carry out analytical & mechanical testing (or other) or commission testing (when not available in-house) and interpret data adequately.
    • Create technical reports and relevant technical datasheets.
    • Benchmark existing market-leading products.
    • Lead chemical process development through support of pilot batches of new products.
    • Set adequate process paperwork to provide guidance to shop floor operators.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of our products lines and corresponding competitors’ products.
    • Support customer enquiries with fact-based scientific lab work.

Qualifications & experience required:

    • 1st degree in a field of science or engineering – minimum grade 2:2
    • At least 3 years of experience within a relevant scientific background
    • Strong Project Management experience
    • Experience in formulative chemistry

In return, we offer a competitive salary, 33 days holiday, and a contributory pension scheme.

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