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Date: May 14, 2021

Location: Blackley, MAN, GB, M9 8GQ

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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 PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Scientist | Dispersions

Blackley, Manchester

Competitive salary and excellent benefits


The Dispersions team within R&D supports Lubrizol through the invention and synthesis of new speciality-chemicals and technical support of existing products.


We are looking for a motivated scientist to join our dispersions team who will use their technical expertise to evaluate new processes for pigment and dye dispersions , interpret and analyse analytical and performance data, and scale up products at our plant.


This role is primarily based at Hexagon Tower, Blackley Manchester located in a suburban setting, four miles from Manchester City Centre, UK.


However the candidate will also be expected to travel to our manufacturing site in Barnsley so a full UK driving license is essential


Salary competitive dependent upon skills and experience, plus excellent benefits.


In this role you will:


  • Be part of a creative research department working on a variety of application areas.
  • Design and undertake Evaluation of new pigment and dye dispersions, to meet defined business needs. This includes scale of up of existing recipes and assessing feasibility for plant trials.
  • Attend plant trials at the Barnsley site.
  • Evaluate and implement process and raw material improvements for existing products
  • Decide how projects should proceed using logic, experience and creativity to meet agreed timelines.
  • Have the opportunity to propose and develop your own ideas.
  • May be assigned as a Technical Leader for projects.
  • Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues and internal project sponsors.
  • Present scientific data at internal/external meetings.
  • Input into other areas of importance such as Sustainability and outreach activities.
  • Follow safe laboratory practices.

The ideal candidate will have:


  • BSc or equivalent in chemistry (or will complete by Summer 2021)
  • Practical laboratory experience (industrial experience considered a plus)
  • Ability to apply scientific understanding to experiment planning
  • Good communication, team working and interpersonal skills, to be successful in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Good project management skills, with experience of managing multiple projects to deadlines
  • Good IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Chemdraw or equivalent)


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme and private medical cover.


Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference


It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol.  Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving.  Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.  We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely based on their relevant merits and abilities.


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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