Chemist in Huntingdon, United Kingdom at Linx

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: LIN000443

About Us

Since its formation in 1987 Linx has earned a reputation for
its thoughtfully designed and well-engineered products. The company has
continued to invest around 6% of turnover annually in research and development,
making it one of the UK’s top research spenders in relation to its turnover.
Investment in R&D has delivered new continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers,
laser coders, thermal transfer overprinters, and case coders, supported by a
comprehensive range of ancillary products. Linx sells to a geographically diverse
market, with over 80% of sales outside the UK. With a growing worldwide market
share and a significant position in all major CIJ markets, Linx is one of the
CIJ industry’s leading players. Linx is renowned for reliable, easy-to-use
products which have a low total cost of ownership, as well as for its strong
customer service ethos.


This position is for a chemist, working within a small team involved in
the development and testing of new inks, testing
of third party inks, and maintenance of the existing ink range.  This position also entails providing support
across the business including to our Ink Manufacturing and Customer Service
teams, and dealing with HSE and regulatory enquiries.

Duties &

  • Understand ink jet
    printers and their interactions with inks
  • Plan, lead and execute
    development projects and investigations                including wet   chemistry and hands-on running
    of printer trials
  • Use data to generate high
    quality reports and to make effective                  decisions
  • Work as part of a wider
    cross functional team to bring projects to                completion and make continuous
  • Provide technical
    support to internal and external customers
  • Contribute to ensuring
    high standards of HSE and 5S in the workplace

This role is primarily lab based, although
some desk based work is required when preparing reports and project release
documentation.  You will be required to
travel occasionally (average once a month) to other company sites and to visit
customers, this could be internationally.

Job Requirements


With a PhD/BSc or
equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related degree, you will be a competent scientist with industrial
development experience, and have general laboratory and chemical skills,
ideally including the formulation and testing of inks and coatings.  Hands-on experience with inkjet printing
equipment is an advantage.

Knowledge &

  • Team player - a key attribute is the ability to work effectively
    as part of a team, and to build relationships within and across functions
  • Knowledge of inks, surface
    coatings, dispersion systems
  • Creativity and the ability to use initiative for independent
  • Interest in Engineering
  • Competent user of
    Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication
    and presentation skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritise in
    a fast paced environment
  • Strong problem solving
  • Professional membership
    (RSC, IoP, IoM3)

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a
global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers
solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class
brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. A
globally diverse team of 71,000 associates, we are united by our culture and
operating system, the Danaher Business System, which is our competitive advantage.
In 2014, we generated $19.9B in revenue and our market cap exceeded $60B. We
are #149 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by
more than 2,000% over 20yrs.

At Danaher, you
can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us
to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative,
fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep
winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution,
align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join
our winning team.


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