Development Chemist - new job in Tonbridge, UK

Development Chemist
  • £32,000 - £38,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Tonbridge, Kent, England, UK Tonbridge Kent UK TN12 6BU
Job Ref: BBBH126631
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 13 March 2023
Development Chemist required in Tonbridge, Kent. Previous experience and strong chemistry background essential.

Development Chemist required in Tonbridge, Kent. Previous experience and strong chemistry background essential.

Title: Development Chemist

Location: Kent

Salary: £35,000 to £38,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are working with an innovative, award-winning UK company specialising in extraction of natural hop aromas and flavours for the brewing industry. They are looking for an experienced Development Chemist to join their lively Technical team in Tonbridge, Kent.

The role will involve product development from conception into viable commercial product, as well as scale-up production and carrying out in-process analysis. This role would suit someone with experience in process chemistry or new product development in an industrial chemical, with a familiarity in common analytical chemistry techniques.


  • Be proactively involved in project briefings.
  • Be involved in new product development, from conception to production into viable commercial product.
  • Carry out in-process analysis, including sample preparation and interpretation of results.
  • Formulating new and existing products.
  • Conduct laboratory and production trials.
  • Support scale up projects.
  • Problem-solve any issue from existing product formulations and manufacturing methods.
  • Contribute to the preparation of quality documentation as required to manage changes, unplanned deviations and corrective actions.
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping, and waste disposal, liaising with other departments dealing with such matters as required.
  • Work closely with technical report team to report findings accurately and efficiently.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders for better understanding of current market and customer needs.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience of laboratory scale up operations.
  • Experience in New Product Development.
  • Degree level (or equivalent) qualification in Chemistry or a closely related discipline, with minimum of two years of relevant industrial experience.
  • An understanding of analytical chemistry, with sufficient analytical skills to conduct in-process testing.

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 Annie on +44 (0)161 868 2254.

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. 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.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

12/04/2023 10:50:07
GBP 32000.00 38000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Annie Shafran

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