Development Chemist

  • Salary: £25,000 p/a
  • REF Number: 00051786
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246457720
  • Date Published: 30.09.2021
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Stafford, West Midlands
  • Discipline: Research And Development

CK Group is recruiting for a Development Chemist to join an adhesives manufacturing company based in Staffordshire, on a full time, permanent basis. This role is offering a salary of around £25,000 but may be negotiable.

Responsibilities of this Development Chemist will include to:

  • Deliver clearly defined development projects within agreed timescales.
  • Provide project led technical support to improve manufacturing processes and scale up of formulations.
  • Develop connections to technical stakeholders and raw material suppliers.
  • Build experience with how our customers use our products today or in the future, building testing methods to test or products.
  • Build knowledge of existing or future emerging technologies.
  • Provide project led technical support to customers though technical interactions, the provision of testing, technical presentations and product literature.
  • Represent Bostik at relevant industry associations to develop knowledge and understanding of future changes to legislation, standards and industry trends. Communication of these changes to the business team to allow the formulation of a response, where appropriate.
  • Continual professional development, through interacting with the EMEA and Global community, or appropriate on ongoing internal/external learning.
  • Document learnings through write technical reports.
  • Maintain COSHH and other HSE required documentation and records.
  • Keep up to date with, health and safety issues in all aspects of the work undertaken.
  • Maintain their commitment to the Arkema Essentials.

As a Development Chemist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Education, A level + a Degree (BSc) in a science or engineering based role.
  • Experience in formulating adhesives and sealant products or similar products would be preferable.
  • Someone who is flexible, a self-starter, and has the ability to work and plan projects are essential attributes.
  • The role requires IT skills.

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457700 or email Please quote reference number 51786

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