Formulation and Materials Analysis Chemist

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Job Type:Full Time

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Formulation and Materials Analysis Scientist

Permanent/Full Time, Royston, UK.

Attractive package which includes, annual bonus scheme, pension, healthcare and more!

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team

Our Applied Science team needs the support of knowledgeable Materials and Formulation Scientist to perform the experimentation and analysis that underpins their proof of concept and prototyping work. We do exciting work in FMCG, new product development and packaging to bring cost-effective products to the market. We require a specialist who understands formulation chemistry with a view towards process development and equipment focused experiments.

This is a great opportunity for a bench scientist, who has experience working in a production or R&D environment, that would love the opportunity to really broaden out their experience in a highly dynamic consulting environment.

What we're looking for

We are looking for candidates with proven laboratory skills from within a chemistry/materials science setting, that is ideally comfortable working across a wide range of assays and confident leaning new techniques.

You will have significant experience testing and interpreting data to understand and improve material physical properties

  • Collect, analyse and interpret materials testing data
  • Experience in materials testing – SEM, FTIR, EDX, microscopy
  • Prior experience of working as part of an interdisciplinary academic/industrial collaborative team
  • Driven individual with creative problem-solving experience
  • Comfortable with prototype development

Time to put your knowledge of materials formulation and characterisation to work in a novel and highly varied environment.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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