Reference : GBR04712

Research & Development Scientist (Chemistry/Manufacturing)

  • Research and Development
  • United Kingdom Goole
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/16/2021

Position description

At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 5 Years Running!?

This role is working with Saint-Gobain Insulation UK, we have a history of continual product innovation, technical progression and an unrivalled product and service package spanning more than 90 years, we remain the insulation specialist of choice.

This opportunity gives you a lot of variety and requires travel to our different production facilities to support with product development and trials, whilst also having the option to work remotely.

As a Research & Development Scientist, you will be a valued member of the R&D team, supporting the production of quality products in a safe and efficient manner. This will include; 

  • Being responsible for the project managed development of new products by developing new chemicals, formulations, and processes; both in the laboratory and on the production plants.
  • Evaluating competitors’ products physical and declared properties for the purpose of benchmarking new products.
  • To be responsible for leading manufacturing trials and subsequent testing of product and raw materials, and provide feedback to the team and suppliers.
  • Keeping accurate records of all evaluations, investigations, and trials and issue reports to the Development Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Working with a strict adherence to EHS policy and procedure.
  • Building strong relationships in the team as you coordinate workloads, present to members of staff at all levels, and share knowledge.

What kind of person are we looking for? 

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes, suitability for the role is always key – to perform well in this position, we also need someone who is;

  • Educated to degree level in a Chemistry or a Material Science based subject – ideally Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry, with an understanding of Thermal Dynamics an added bonus.
  • Able to work off their own innovative, taking a proactive approach they analyse and interpret samples – making recommendation for updates to policy and procedure.
  • Comfortable being involved with all levels of operation, willing to help members of the wider team where needed, and takes ownership of the impact their role has in the operation.
  • Well organised and able to be agile in an ever-changing environment.

‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenged faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!


Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our on-line employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland ‘Best Flexible Benefits Plan’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)

Explore here to discover more about the way in which we design packages that are flexible our colleagues and include: owning Company shares, to staff discounts and support helplines.

An evolving world! / The future of tomorrow

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including British Gypsum, Isover, Celotex, Weber and Artex. We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you’ll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people’s daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and to preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.

Apply Now to complete our quick application process and be a part of our future!

Top Employer 2021

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