Materials Research Associate

  • Salary: £25,000-£35,000pa
  • REF Number: 00056575
  • Consultant: Oliver Parry
  • Contact: 01246 457723
  • Date Published: 11.03.2024
  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Location: Stoke-On-Trent, West Midlands, North West
  • Functional Expertise: Research & Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Research Associate to join a company in the chemical manufacturing industry at their site based in Stoke on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a leader in global manufacturer of tin oxide based materials. Their expertise lies in developing and manufacturing a range of functional pigments and nanomaterials. They now have an opportunity for an Research Associate to join their inorganic chemistry team and can offer a salary between £25,000-£35,000pa depending on experience.


The Research Associate will be based at the company's site in Stoke, easily commutable from surrounding areas.

Your main duties will be:

  • Creating new ideas for novel advanced materials• Synthesizing new materials for various technical applications like window films, inks, conductive coatings, Laser Marking, Dispersions
  • Upscaling laboratory procedures into pilot plant scale
  • Solving technical challenges in new product development
  • Working collaboratively with other team members and customers
  • Providing customer technical support
  • Analysing performance of competitive products in customer applications
  • Demonstrating performance of products in various applications• Reporting results in form of technical reports, presentations, data sheets etc.

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experimental experience gained in a laboratory - essential• BSc, MSc or PhD qualified in Chemistry, Material Science or related discipline with preparative experience, preferably in inorganic chemistry
  • Preferably knowledge in one of the fields: inks, coatings, polymer processing, Laser Marking, Nanodispersions


For more information, or to apply for this Materials Research Associate position please contact Oliver Parry on 01246 457723 or email Please quote job reference 56575 in all correspondence.

It isessential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK

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