Polymer Research Manager - new job in London, UK
Polymer Research Manager needed in East London on a permanent basis. Polymer processing experience ESSENTIAL.
Title: Polymer Research Manager Location: East LondonSalary: Up to £43,500Contract: Permanent
SRG is working with an exciting spin-out company specialising in the development of materials technology, who work in collaboration with one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. They are now looking for a Polymer Processing Manager to join their diverse technical team, to bring expertise in polymer and materials processing. Working with a range of composites, polymers, fibres and nanomaterials, this role will be integral in finding solutions to clients' problems using a bottom-up approach to materials development. It would be a fantastic opportunity for a degree or PhD-qualified Materials or Polymer Scientist who has strong knowledge and experience of polymer processing equipment and techniques.
Benefits: You will be working in a dedicated team with state-of-the-art equipment. 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays, excellent pension scheme, and flexible working available. Lots of professional and personal development opportunities, as well as access to on-site fitness centre and day nursery for childcare. Cycle to Work scheme available.
Responsibilities* Overseeing and undertaking project work to provide materials solutions for products and processes in conjunction with industrial partners* Supervising PhD students supporting client projects* Developing project plans and timescales for experimental work to enable the CEO to accurately quote on costs and timeframes for customers * Managing customer expectations on the objectives and scope of projects * Performing experimental work with polymer processing, including twin-screw compounding, extrusion, mono- and multi-filament spinning, solid-state drawing, injection moulding, compression moulding, coating, 3D printing* Conducting morphological, thermal, mechanical or chemical characterisation of materials* Reporting results from experiments in written and verbal formats to update CEO and customers* Representing the company at industrial meetings, exhibitions and expos * Collaborating with and supporting colleagues to share and utilise expertise * Working with industrial partners to develop plans for extension work, where applicable.
Requirements* A Masters and/or Degree in Materials Science or Polymer Science or similar with significant work in the field o A PhD in Materials Science or Polymer Science with post-study work experience would be desirable, but not essential.* Post-study and/or industrial experience essential in one or more of the following polymer processing techniques: twin-screw compounding, extrusion, mono- and multi-filament spinning, solid-state drawing, injection moulding, compression moulding, coating, 3D printing with polymer processing.* Ability to report on projects in a clear written and verbal fashion.* Experience in performing relevant morphological thermal, mechanical or chemical characterisation.
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