Lubrizol Research Chemist Placement Student in Blackley, United Kingdom

Research Chemist Placement Student

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered Polymers at https://www.lubrizol.com/Engineered-Polymers/ , Personal Care at https://www.lubrizol.com/Personal-Care , Home Care at https://www.lubrizol.com/Home-Care , Lubrizol LifeSciences at https://www.lubrizol.com/Life-Sciences , Performance Coatings at https://www.lubrizol.com/Coatings , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at https://www.lubrizol.com/CPVC/ .

Role: Research and Process Technology Chemist Student Placement

At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. On placement within the Blackley Research and Process Technology Team, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working within the area of polymer synthesis and organic chemistry. You could be working on either research into new product development or process technology involving the scaling up of existing or new products.

What you will be doing

  • Working on the synthesis and development of novel polymeric dispersants for paints, inks or plastics

  • Working on the production of large scale samples for customer trials

  • Performing synthetic experiments, keeping an up-to-date electronic laboratory note book and be able to communicate results at meetings and quarterly check-ins

  • Liaising with our research group and analytical department at Blackley on a daily basis

What you will need

  • Studying towards a chemistry related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above

  • Grade B or above in A Level Chemistry

  • Lab based experience, whether at university or from work placements

  • Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office programmes

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently

  • Ability to prioritise workload and projects accordingly

Why Lubrizol?

We know that Lubrizol is not a common household name, so it may surprise you to know that our products and technologies are in the things that you use every day- from surfaces and fluids in the vehicles you drive, to shampoo, medicines, to the clothes that you wear.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, combines our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customer’s end users around the globe.

What we can do for you

  • £18,000 annual salary

  • Discretionary bonus

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

  • Competitive Pension Scheme

  • Potential to support final year project

  • Flexible working hours

  • Free Car Parking

Located three miles north of Manchester City Centre, Blackley is home to some of the most popular green spaces in the area including Heaton Park (the biggest park in Greater Manchester, and one of the largest municipal parks in Western Europe), Blackley Forest and Boggart Hole Clough. Reflecting its history as a textile manufacturing hub, the Manchester area was once known as “Cotttonopolis.” The Manchester Ship Canal, built in 1894, enabled oceangoing ships to sail right into the Port of Manchester. Today, Manchester's museums celebrate its rich industrial heritage and its role in the Industrial Revolution, the textile industry, the Trade Union movement, women's suffrage and football (Manchester United and Manchester City). Residents and visitors can get a sense of Manchester’s Roman history by touring a reconstructed part of the Roman fort of Mamucium (circa 79 AD), which is open to the public in Castlefield. Returning to the twenty-first century, Blackley is near The Manchester Arndale is the UK's largest city centre shopping centre, followed closely by the nearby Trafford Center, which boasts Europe’s largest food court and the UK’s most frequently visited cinema.

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