An innovative materials business is currently recruiting for a Colour Chemist to join its team based in Central London, on a permanent basis. This is a rare and exciting opportunity, to join a forward-thinking business and work alongside well-known/credible Scientists within this industry. As Colour Chemist, you will take a leadership stance on collaborating team members and delivering unique colour chemistry R&D projects.
Colour chemistry lead, working in collaboration with project team members to plan and deliver the R&D for a unique colour chemistry project.
Develop, modify and test novel organic dyes and stains for their compatibility in formulations, tailoring their properties for optimum performance
Work daily in the lab, being proactive in performing laboratory experiments and taking initiative to solve lab-based problems
Follow project plans to time and to budget, playing a crucial role in the delivery of a new technology area for the business
Reporting to the wider project team on a regular basis
Actively contribute new ideas for internal innovation centred on new commercial products
PhD level qualification in Chemistry coupled with a focus in organic heterocycle or colour chemistry.
Industrial experience in the evaluation and use of organic dyes and novel colourants – an ink development background with sound colour chemistry understanding will be accepted.
Strong understanding of how functional organic dyes and stains work (ideally in biological applications) and how they interact with other materials
Enthusiasm for lab work, analysis and testing
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a wider project team to meet deadlines
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and cross-functional working ability
Proactive in the organisation and reporting of experimental data
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
In return, the company can provide an excellent platform to progress a successful career in colour chemistry and work with some very unique partners out in industry. Competitive salary coupled with benefits…… click apply for full job details