We are hiring! Are you a Polymer Technologist or Polymer Engineer looking to take the next step in your career?

Do you have a PhD in Polymer Science or equivalent experience in a relevant role? We’ve got an exciting opportunity that might be just what you’re looking for! We require a candidate with this background to develop an advanced polymeric material, primarily for the gas industry.

This 24-month project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which provides you with practical and formal training and the availability of support from experienced mentors within MW Polymers, Aston University and Innovate UK.

You will be primarily based at our headquarters in Little Eaton, Derbyshire, but you will also be required to spend periods of time in the laboratories at Aston University.

About us:

Hello, we are MW Polymers! A family-run company with over 40 years’ experience of creating, developing and manufacturing industrial sealants, adhesives and coatings for pipes across multiple industries. We’ve established a reputation for quality products, innovation and reliability.

We comprise of a small but friendly team that are proud of the work we do. We are looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude, who is methodical in their approach to research and development and wants to work on the latest and greatest innovations in Polymer Science. Aside from being part of a great team, we offer other perks including;

  • Great links to the A38 and M1
  • Free parking onsite
  • Closed for Christmas
  • Birthday off
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • Casual Friday
  • Team building and other social activities

You can find out more about us by browsing our website or checking out our social media channels; Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

The project:

We’ve partnered with Aston University on this KTP project to develop a new polymer system as a ‘maintenance and repair’ solution for metallic pipes in the gas and water industries. The solution will extend operational life using innovative polymer formulations to reduce supply chain disruption and create both energy and operational cost savings for utility networks.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research in molecular design, polymer fabrication and characterisation.

Responsibilities – main project requirements are included but not limited to:

  • Design research based on user needs that incorporates customer inputs, based on fundamental principles from scientific literature
  • Design and test new polymer systems
  • Manage the project – organise relevant meetings and project timelines
  • Develop a continuous improvement plan
  • Deliver staff workshops and training to embed new capabilities
  • Work in both company and academic environments

If you’ve got the skills we are looking for and want to join our great team, apply online here.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Please don’t email CVs directly as we are unable to accept them. Any formal enquiries should be emailed to the KTP team at Aston University.