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Development Chemist

North Lincolnshire

£30,000 - £40,000

Search Scientific are working with a supplier of decorative, protective & intumescent paints & powder coatings based in Lincolnshire. Established for nearly a century, and with a global presence they have experienced a sustained period of growth and success. Due to this, they are investing heavily in, & expanding their UK based R&D facility to continue this trend. As part of this expansion they are recruiting for a number of development chemists and can offer long term career development and opportunity both within the UK & abroad.

These roles will provide an ideal opportunity for seasoned R&D chemists within the field of protective coatings to join a growing & ambitious company, as well as for chemists with a relevant background in the coatings industry, )either from paints, inks, polymer coatings etc.), who are looking for an opportunity to specialise and upskill their talents.

The role:

Working in collaboration, alongside an experienced technical team, these positions will be responsible for the ongoing development of protective & intumescent coatings. Being based in a newly built and well equipped R&D laboratory, key duties will include:

  • Managing development projects from concept to delivery.
  • Collaborate on long term projects with local & international teams.
  • Develop, test & evaluate new technologies.
  • Source & evaluate new / alternative materials.
  • Provide technical support to internal & external customers.

Working Hours

  • 5 hours per week Monday - Friday
  • Flexible start / finish times.


  • A degree in Chemistry or a similar, relevant field.
  • Proven experience in the development / formulation of either paints, inks, intumescent products, polymer / industrial coatings or similar products.
  • A creative mind-set, with the ability to come up with fresh & imaginative ideas or solutions.
  • Collaborative, team orientated with a can-do attitude.

If you would like to apply for this role please use the link provided below. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Nathan Fairhurst - , or call Nathan for further details - 07341 025 768.