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Development Chemist in Rochdale at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Development Chemist
Rochdale Head Office, Newgate House (OL16 1XA)
Up to £21,000 per annum

Our client is one of the most recognised in the automotive aftermarket; symbolising innovation, quality, and diversity.

The business offers over 25,000 product lines, and servicing a variety of customers that operate in the automotive aftermarket/trade sector.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified graduate chemist to join our established Research and Development team in a new state of the art development laboratory.

The Development Chemist Role
Working closely with their Marketing, New Products & Production departments, the work will involve seeing a wide variety of development projects through from their initial concept and formulation work, through their development, on to final approval, into production and on to the marketplace.

The candidate must be able to communicate at all levels within the organisation, provide technical support to sales, production, purchasing, quality and marketing, understanding customers’ needs, in a fiercely competitive market, and resolving these problems as they arise.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the formulation and development of new products, formulations & accessories.
  • Developing new and improved test methods to improve formulations etc.
  • Liaison with suppliers to achieve best performance with modern raw materials.
  • Supporting sales & marketing functions in the provision of information for customers.
  • Helping Production/Operations to resolve problems as they arise.
  • Specification checking on accessories and testing/report writing on benchmark products.

Requirements for the Development Chemist Role

  • Degree level or equivalent standard in Chemistry or other physical sciences.
  • A reasonable level of computer literacy.
  • Experience of chemical analysis would be advantageous e.g. FT-IR, XRF, GC-MS, ICP etc.
  • Experience of working with FMCG chemical products in a lab/customer environment would  also be an advantage.
  • An enthusiastic and professional manner.
  • Keen eye for detail with a methodical and logical approach.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and issues simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to communicate confidently and assertively at all levels in the organisation.
  • UK Driving Licence.
  • Product training will be provided.
  • Progression within the organisation is anticipated.


  • 33 days holiday per year
  • Staff purchase scheme
  • Free car parking

If you feel you are suitable for their Development Chemist position, please apply now.