Senior Development Chemist

  • Salary: Up to £50,000
  • REF Number: 00056671
  • Consultant: Graeme Pallas
  • Contact: 0191 3706486
  • Date Published: 28.02.2024
  • Closed Date: 24.04.2024
  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Location: Durham, North East
  • Functional Expertise: Production/Manufacturing, Laboratory Services

Graeme Pallas at CK Group is recruiting for a Development Chemist to join the R&D department of a global chemical manufacturing company specialising in formulating new and existing household products at their facilities located in Durham on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is leading chemical manufacture specialising in developing and producing household and laundry care products and exports them globally.


Up to £50,000, depending on experience.


This Development Chemist position is located in Durham, UK.

Development Chemist Role:

As a Development Chemist in the research and development department of this chemical manufacturing company, youwill be responsible for:

  • Formulating new and existing products for the organisations household care division.
  • Ascertain whether formulated products are tested, analytical methods are created, scale-up correctly and perform necessary processing improvements.
  • Transfer products from development into large scale production.

Your Background:

To be considered for this position, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualification in Chemistry or related subject.
  • Experience working in an R&D environment within the FMCG, consumer goods, household and laundry care sectors.
  • Ability to present clearly non-scientists.


  • Pension – salary sacrifice option available. Company pay 9%, employee pays 6%
  • Death in Service – 6 x salary if have financial dependants, 4 x salary if no financial dependants
  • Discounted BUPA membership
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Will Writing / discounted for partners


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56671 in all correspondence.

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