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Date: 11-Nov-2022

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


This role is based at the European marketing and technical centre located in a rural setting at Hazelwood, eight miles from Derby City Centre, UK. 

The Applied & Strategic Research department at Lubrizol generates valuable structure and performance knowledge of our components and products, as well as providing timely technical services to our business groups and their customers. 

We are looking for a keen and bright Chemist to join our physical science group who will use their technical expertise to design experiments, conduct analysis, lead projects and develop relationships with our business units. 

A physical sciences background and practical laboratory experience would be an advantage. 

To find out more about the the role and department, please view this video:  Applied & Strategic Research (

In this role you will: 

  • Be part of a creative research department working on a variety of projects. 
  • Research, manage and implement agreed work programmes. 
  • Decide how projects should proceed using logic, experience and creativity to meet agreed timelines. May be assigned as Technical Leader for projects. 
  • Have the opportunity to propose and develop your own ideas. 
  • Design and carry out standard/non-standard experiments consistently. 
  • Document work and report results - oral/written. 
  • Present scientific data at internal/external meetings. 
  • Input into other areas of importance such as Sustainability and outreach activities. 
  • Support day-to-day running of the department – safety, tours, quality, continuous improvement.  

To be successful you will need: 

  • BSc (preferably 1st or 2:1) or higher in chemistry or relevant scientific discipline. 
  • Expertise and practical laboratory experience. 
  • Ability to apply scientific understanding to experiment planning. 
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data to draw meaningful conclusions.  
  • Good project management skills. Experience of managing multiple projects to tight deadlines. 
  • Good team working and interpersonal skills. The ability to form lasting collaborative relationships with other scientists and business colleagues. 
  • Good IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Chemdraw or equivalent) 

What Lubrizol can offer you: 
In return we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, share incentive scheme, bonus and an excellent pension scheme as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a globally successful specialty chemical company. 


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.





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