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Polymer Development Technician (12m FTC) posted by Science Solutions Recruitment

Liverpool, Merseyside
£25,000 - £28,000 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description

A global chemical company are recruiting for a Polymer Development Technician on a 12m FTC for their site based in Liverpool. As a Polymer Development Technician, you will be responsible for carrying out a mix of short and long-term R&D projects focussed on the development and application of novel polymer systems.

To be considered for this Polymer Development Technician, you will be degree educated in Chemistry (BSc/MSc/MChem) ideally with further academics or projects based around polymer chemistry, materials science or coatings chemistry.

Previous experience of carrying out polymer synthesis, polymerisations (free radical addition polymerisation preferred) and polymer characterisations is also required. Someone with a background in carrying out a range of polymerisation techniques, as well as use of analytical techniques such as GPC, NMR, FTIR and thermal polymer analysis would be highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

Manage short and long-term R&D projects both under supervision and indecently
Develop and evaluate new products for new and existing applications
Formulation of polymers for a variety applications
Work closely with external customers
Carry out literature searches around polymer chemistry and polymer technologyKnowledge and Experience

Degree educated in Chemistry (BSc/MSc/MChem) - ideally with further academics in Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Coatings Chemistry
Previous polymerisation experience (free radical addition polymerisation highly desirable)
Previous polymer formulation or colloid chemistry experience would be highly desirable.
Must be happy in a heavily laboratory based and research focused role.
Experienced in carrying out polymer characterisations and chemical analysis via GPC, NMR, FTIR would be highly desirable

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