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Development Scientist in Bioplastics required, based in North Cheshire. Requiring demonstrable experience in developing plastics/thermoplastics at a laboratory scale. Qualified to Master's level as a minimum in Chemistry, Polymer Science or similar.
Title: Development Scientist - Bioplastics
Location: North Cheshire
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (dependent on experience)
Do you want to be part of the plastics revolution?
SRG is working with a global chemical manufacturer who are leaders in several speciality and high-performance chemical markets. One of their key markets is the biodegradable plastics industry and with a huge investment into new R&D facilities, the business is now looking for a Development Scientist to join their Bioplastics R&D and Applications team in North Cheshire. This role will manage projects to formulate & develop new bioplastic materials, incorporating speciality biodegradable polyesters and evaluating product performance through characterisation, processing, and application testing. It would be an excellent opportunity for a Master's or PhD-qualified Scientist with a proven background in developing plastics, thermoplastics or bioplastics at laboratory scale and associated processing techniques such as extrusion, injection moulding or similar.
Benefits: A forward-thinking business focused on scientific integrity and sustainability, offering an opportunity to drive and realise R&D technical strategy in Bioplastic development. Brand new laboratory facilities, 27 days holiday, increasing with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays. 37.5 working hours, 8.30am to 4.30pm (flexible), Monday to Friday. Excellent pension scheme, private health care, annual bonus, Cycle to Work scheme.
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