Senior Scientist – R&D (Polyurethane Industry)

Location: West Midland

Salary: competitive

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Scientist to join their dynamic R&D team. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of epoxy, polyurethane, and polymer coatings chemistries, coupled with hands-on experience in scale- up. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced commercial environment, exhibit flexibility regarding time commitments, and excel in collaborative team settings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of epoxy, polyurethane, and polymer coatings chemistries.
  • Experience in scale -up activities.
  • Employ an analytical, organised, and methodical approach to all tasks.
  • Drive innovation and resourcefulness in product development processes.
  • Acknowledge and adapt to commercial demands while maintaining high scientific standards.
  • Collaborate effectively within a team and communicate proficiently across all levels.
  • Utilize laboratory equipment adeptly to support research and development efforts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc or PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in the polyurethane industry.
  • Demonstrable track record of employment aligning with the responsibilities of this role.
  • Familiarity with the industrial polyurethane/foam market, including contractors and manufacturers.


“This role is ideal for candidates who excel in both collaborative team settings and independent work. The successful candidate will showcase robust organizational skills, adaptability to shifting priorities, and proficiency in computer literacy. They must effectively communicate technical concepts verbally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal skills for collaboration with staff and clients at all levels.”

We can only accept applicants who are living in the UK and eligible to work without restrictions.