Materials Scientist/Development Chemist - (KTP Associate)

Based in Clydebank, near Glasgow, Rumbol Products Ltd was formed in 1988, and is a world-leading manufacturer of high quality cattle boluses. Their products optimise growth rates in young cattle, aid in easier calvings, help grow strong healthy calves, reduce the calving spread and optimise general condition in cattle. Active components are copper, cobalt, selenium, manganese, zinc, iodine, vitamins A, D3 and E. Rumbol’s product range is unsurpassed in quality and performance, and is recognised as the preferred choice of cattle breeders worldwide. They now make nearly two million boluses every year.

The University of Strathclyde has joined forces with Rumbol to develop a new generation of controlled-release cattle boluses, and we are seeking a highly motivated KTP associate to work with us in this exciting new collaboration. The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk

The KTP Associate will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde and will be supervised by chemistry academics, but will spend most of their working time at Rumbol’s production site in Clydebank.

A good honours degree (2.1 or better) and a PhD (or equivalent skills gained in industry) in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline are essential. The successful candidate will have a ‘hands-on’ approach with good interpersonal and team working skills and must be able to communicate at all levels and work to tight deadlines.
The position includes extensive management training a generous personal development budget. With the support of academic experts and a KTP Adviser, this is an excellent opportunity which offers an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role.

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