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Research Scientist

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Main role purpose:
The post holder prepares experimental PVC suspension polymers and evaluates product polymers in commercial formulations in order to develop new and improved additives.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Deliver first-class safety, health and environmental performance within laboratory activities.
  • Generate and feedback technical and analytical data on how suspension additives may be improved to assist the development and progress of additive research projects.
  • Organise, monitor and complete pilot development and laboratory programmes aimed at developing an improved understanding of polymerisation technology/additives to give better production efficiency and resin quality, as well as meeting external customer targets and expectations.
  • Design and carry out the synthesis and analytical characterisation of additives for evaluation.
  • Use a variety of laboratory experimental techniques to improve the business research analytical capabilities.

Key skills & experience:

  • Minimum BSc/HNC in Chemistry.
  • 2 - 3 years experience in R&D.
  • Analytical chemistry experience.
  • Technical capability to develop analytical methods and problem solve.
  • Good team worker.
  • Demonstrable prioritisation of safety, health and the environment. 
  • Positive proactive attitude to development. 
  • Ideally experience of working at/with more than one site. 

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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