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Senior Chemistry Scientist

As a Senior R&D chemist, you will lead the development, scale-up and launch of new products to support the business growth. This role will involve hands-on laboratory work covering polymer synthesis, product characterization and application testing.

Algreen will offer the successful candidate an interesting and fulfilling career along with an excellent remuneration package including a competitive salary, generous holidays and pension fund. For the right candidates, we can offer a rewarding career up the scientific, management or project management ladders, and we always offer promotions internally where possible before advertising externally.

As an R&D Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • An organic chemistry degree (BSc/MSc/PhD)

  • +3 years of Industrial experience in non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) or polyurethane R&D projects.

  • Advanced knowledge of polymer chemistry for designing/modifying polymers for emulsion.

  • Broad knowledge of processing techniques to fabricate stable polymer emulsion.

  • Broad knowledge of using common additives to adjust viscosity/stabilise emulsion/defoamer,

  • Able to search and understand literature independently.

  • Scaling up experience is a plus.

  • At Least 3 years of industrial experience in polymer or material science and/or experience of polyurethane

  • Proven experience in 1K and 2K Polyurethane chemistry.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of what the general responsibilities will be, and that the job description may be subject to changes according to the requirements of the organisation. You will be expected to complete all tasks within the level of your skill and ability.

Responsibilities of this Senior R&D Chemist will include:

  • Product formulation, testing and scale-up validation

  • Presenting project ideas and opportunities for consideration by business

  • Supporting the R&D Manager in meeting the company's objectives

  • Providing technical support to the Sales and Marketing teams

  • Maintaining COSHH and other HSE required documentation and records.

  • Mature, calm and confident in all internal and external communication and confident in client/partner communication both in-person and via virtual.

  • Pragmatic and have a logical approach to work with very high attention to detail

  • Quality of output should be front of mind and care about project delivery for the client

  • To be driven to deliver projects on budget and on time

  • Evidence of planning and organizing multiple projects to tight timescales and delivering measurable KPIs within the budget

  • Able to have succinct regular reports to the line manager

  • Able to work independently and develop spontaneous thinking



  • Agile business with a start-up and entrepreneurial feel

  • Ambitious growth plans

  • Strong salary package including bonus structure

  • Opportunities to further your career within the UK [function] structure

  • 20 days holiday, additional annual leave purchase (up to 3 days)

  • Employee recognition & incentives

  • Pension (3% employer and 5% employee)

  • Company events

Working Location: In-person; White City, London

Application question(s):

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

  • Are you comfortable working in an onsite setting?

  • Are you comfortable commuting to this job's location?

  • Have you completed the following level of education: Master's Degree?

  • Are you legally authorized to work in United Kingdom?

  • What is your level of proficiency in English?

  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?

  • How many years of work experience do you have with Polyurethane?

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