New Job: Polymer Scientist

17 April 2018
New Job: Polymer Scientist

Biome Bioplastics is experiencing unprecedented interest in its bioplastics and now needs more exceptional people, with a capability and passion for material development, to join our team.

We are seeking a Polymer Scientist with strong technical capabilities, an interest in bioplastics and, ideally, skills in formulation and compounding. This position is a full time permanent role and will be based in Southampton.

The key responsibilities of the role are to plan and conduct experiments to generate new candidate bioplastic materials to suit the requirement of Biome’s customers. You will support our commercialisation drive by working with project managers, customers, suppliers and peers to deliver the performance required of our products.

You will have a BSc (or ideally PhD) in polymer science, polymer engineering, materials science or polymer chemistry. Your solid knowledge and experience of the structure-property relationships of a broad range of (natural) polymers and blended /filled systems will be complemented by extensive experience in many aspects of plastics compounding and manufacturing including; extrusion compounding of plastics, rheology and physical properties of filled polymer systems, and plastics’ testing.

Strong customer interfacing skills and the flexibility to work independently but also in a highly collaborative team environment are a given.

In return, we are offering a competitive salary plus benefits (dependent on experience) and the opportunity to build a career in an emerging fast-paced industry of the future.

If you think you have the passion and capability to excel in this role, please e-mail your C.V together with a covering letter to Lorraine Roger, Director at Atom Recruitment Ltd. ( If you wish to discuss your suitability with Lorraine call 01628 567 714.