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Senior Product Development Scientist (12 month FTC Mat cover)

Job Title: Senior Product Development Scientist (12 month FTC Mat cover)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Industry:
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Reference: J907668_1617895403
Contact Name: Hannah Williams
Contact Email: Hannah.Williams@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: April 08, 2021 16:23

Job Description

Senior Process/ NPD Chemist - Medical Devices

Location:. Swindon area

Type: 18 months FTC, with the option to relocate to North Yorkshire in a permanent role after.

Salary: Upto £40,000 PA DOE.

Additional: Upto 5% bonus, Pension - EE 3%, ER 6% or EE 4%, ER 8%, 4x annual salary life assurance

Cont… BUPA private medical care, canteen, and gym onsite

Hours: Monday - Thursday (8.30 - 16:30), Friday (8:30 - 13:30)

Our Client, an established/global medical devices company currently experiencing major growth; is looking to recruit for an experienced Development Chemist who will play a vital role in the continued developments into this specific product range from concept - launch. In return the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive renumeration package alongside being given the autonomy and budget to excel in this role.

The Role:

  • Subject matter expert for hydrogel product portfolio.
  • Managing two analysts and lab technicians
  • Collaborate with innovation and commercial to identify new product opportunities and create solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Formulate and / or design new hydrogel based products to come up with innovative solutions to unmet needs.
  • Evaluate research tools and emerging technologies.
  • Provide prospective research services to customers.
  • Respond to customer service requests for technical support and product information. Coordinate customer relations where required.
  • Assure competitive data and claims support data are comprehensive and readily available.
  • Supervise research and development team members. Identify and promote professional growth opportunities for R&D reports.
  • Lead business critical projects to replace discontinued raw materials, ensuring no impact to product quality and functionality and no disruption to product supply.
  • Provide technical expertise to rapidly resolve manufacturing processing issues; facilitate process improvements, deliver cost saving initiatives and implement technical transfers.
  • Oversee maintenance of laboratory equipment and infrastructure in optimal working conditions; including ensuring compliance with applicable health and safety guidelines.
  • Responsible for managing technical reports and presenting on various R&D activities.
  • Develop and oversee policies/procedures where required.

The Person:

  • Will ideally hold a PhD, MSc or very minimum BSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Adhesives/ Coatings / Polymers -formulation, scale up - experience is preferable- industrial experience/ not limited to research); ideally within a Medical Devices/ iso13485 setting although this is not essential.
  • Organic Chemists, Polymer Chemists, Process Chemists and Production Chemists will be considered for this position.
  • You must be able to produce prototypes, running lab scale trials, scale up production level and take it through validation (again adhesives/ coatings or polymer based).
  • Someone with a commercial understanding/ working to budgets and deadlines and will ideally have supervisory experience too.
  • STRONG INTERPERSONAL skills required for this position.

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