Research & Development Technologist

Research & Development Technologist
Full Time and Temporary to Permanent

Our Client, a successful manufacturing business based in Ross-Shire, has an exciting opportunity available for a Research & Development Technologist to join their Technical team on a temporary to permanent basis.

The Research & Development Technologist will be required to be a frontrunner in research and development and be involved in the quality business of improvements to current and new formulas.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To control, operate and co-ordinate the research and development function. This is a broad function to be at the heart of new developments for business working in partnership with offices out with the UK
  • To follow procedure in the development of products but to have a creative spark to challenge current technology and invent new products for the sales team to advance business sales
  • To work on multiple projects at the same time
  • To gain an understanding of the industry and products to work closely with raw material suppliers to gain new insight into potential product development
  • To review weekly and at intermittent stages the status of all projects and update and report to the Technical Manager
  • To ensure the lab workbook with all formulas are created as per procedures
  • To log test results into the computer system
  • To assist with customer audits and ensure that all requested documentation is available and up to date
  • Any other reasonable duties as defined by the company

The Research & Development Technologist will:

  • Have excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Be computer commitment working on Work and Excel
  • Have ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at all levels of the business and clients
  • Have a science qualification and/or laboratory experience

The successful Research & Development Technologist will initially work on a temporary agency contract for 6 months, however for the right candidate who works well within the role, the position will have the opportunity to become permanent.

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday 08:30am - 5pm and receive a competitive pay rate.

Ref: BE003

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