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Synthetic Polymer Chemist

Job Type
South Yorkshire
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Job Ref
Date Added
June 6th, 2024

Synthetic Polymer Chemist required on a permanent basis in South Yorkshire. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or related subject and proven industrial experience of synthesising polymers.

Title: Synthetic Polymer Chemist

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are currently working with a well-established company producing a wide variety of emulsions and adhesives for a wide range of applications. As their success continues and the company continues to grow, they are looking to hire a Synthetic Polymer Chemist to join their small technical team based in South Yorkshire. This role would suit candidates with proven industrial experience of developing and synthesising polymer-based products.

Benefits: An excellent opportunity to join a well-established company with a fast-paced, people focused working environment. Working hours: 8:00am-4:00pm (with flexibility).

Role / Description

  • Develop formulations of new and existing products polymer/emulsion products, working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Support in the synthesis and development of polymer-based products
  • Support process improvement of formulations
  • Support in various short-term applications and development projects
  • Support in the scale-up of new products, providing support to production as and when needed
  • Convert successful formulations into manufacturing instructions, supporting the scale-up from laboratory to production
  • Advising production teams on appropriate adjustments to ensure product meets customer specification
  • Complete production Quality Control (QC) as required


  • A degree in Chemistry or similar (Polymer Science etc.)
  • Proven industrial formulation/development experience of synthesising polymers and polymer-based products
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Well organised with good time management skills
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and self-motivated

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 526 1898.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

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