Technical Lead - Chemical Technology

Cumbria Permanent £55,000 - £70,000
  • Worked in a Chemical Synthesis Laboratory?
  • PhD/MSC in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering?

About Our Client

Vertellus is a dynamic global company, with more than a century of leadership in the manufacture of health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of speciality chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day - toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees so that we can focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.

Job Description

Based in Cumbria, the Technical Lead is responsible for developing commercially viable chemical processes for new and existing products for key Vertellus customers. This role ensures the safe and efficient scale-up of all new processes for which they are responsible to pilot plant and full-scale plant and provide ongoing technical support for existing business including the improvement and optimisation of chemical processes. You will act as Technical Representative for the company in discussions with clients, lead the technical services and develop new cost-effective processes.

The Successful Applicant

Ideally you will hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering/PhD Chemistry or Organic Chemistry and have a proven record in a professional manufacturing environment .You will ideally have related organic synthesis laboratory knowledge within a related COMAH chemical environment. In addition you will hold a proven track record in product development with a high level of scientific training, specifically in organic chemistry and in batch manufacturing.

What's on Offer

Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages including benefits such as 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), company pension scheme, life insurance, and a flexible benefits package that offers a cycle-to-work scheme, tech-scheme, and discounted gym memberships, plus more. We also offer our Employee Assistance Program, an easy-to-access and confidential service, providing assistance in all areas of everyday life to support the well-being of our employees and their families.

Ben Appleton
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+44 151 255 3790

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