We are seeking a Development Chemist for an innovative and friendly company based in Wellington, Somerset on a 12 month contract basis. The role will involve assisting the development manager in the research and development of new products. If successful your role will involve formulation work, investigation of new raw materials and developing products to meet the customer's brief. It will be key that you maintain awareness of new materials under development and market trends and build relationships with key suppliers. You will also work with customers to ensure they are kept updated and answer any enquiries they have. You will be producing samples and ensuring they are appropriately presented and will be using a range of laboratory equipment. To be considered for the role you will need to have experience in a development environment assisting FMCG product development. You will need to be educated to at least AS Level (Or equivalent) in Chemistry and ideally hold a relevant industry related certificate (SCS diploma). You will need excellent laboratory skills and have an interest in new products and technology. You will need great communication skills and be able to work both independently or as part of a team. This is a 12 month contract position. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.