R&D Synthetic Chemist in Wales South

Our client is a market leader in the development of resin-based polymer beads for use in ion exchange applications. With strong demand in the life sciences sector they are seeking a Research and Development Chemist to work on the development and formulation of new polymer bead resin products.

The role will involve synthesis of new resin samples, synthesis and characterisation of new products, laboratory process development and scale-up, process optimisation and technology transfer and the introduction of new laboratory equipment.


PhD in Chemistry or related subject with Synthetic Chemistry (organic, inorganic or polymers) bias.

2 years of research and development experience, ideally industry based.

In-depth knowledge of synthesis techniques (organic, inorganic, polymer) and associated analytical techniques, ideally related to polymers (particle size analysis, porosity etc)

Process scale-up experience from lab to pilot plant to full plant desirable.

Experience of polymer bead preparation desirable but not essential.




Wales South
Cardiff area


£25,000 to £35,000
Competitive salary plus benefits

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