UK - Senior Chemist – Platform Development Team

Bar Hill, United Kingdom

Senior Chemist – Platform Development Team

Domino Printing Sciences plc, an autonomous division of Brother Industries Ltd has a long-established global reputation for the development and manufacture of coding, marking and printing technologies, as well as its worldwide aftermarket products and customer services. We offer a wide range of printing technologies including continuous Inkjet, Laser Coding, Drop on Demand, Print and Apply and Thermal Inkjet.  We are positive you will have seen the success of our products without even noticing, from expiry dates on eggs to medicines in your bathrooms.

Within Domino the Marking Materials department is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, who are responsible for maintaining and expanding the Domino ink range, primarily with our CIJ and DOD printer technologies. The department is broken down into a number of teams which focus on Coding & Marking, Validation or Platform development. The group investigates the physics and chemistry of ink-jet, and design novel solutions for our customers. The company has invested heavily to provide a range of analytical facilities to formulate and test ink products whilst also having strong links with academic research. 

The role we are currently look to fill is a Senior Chemist in our Ink Development team here at Domino. The role is very varied and is a lab based position which involves working on the design and formulation of new inkjet inks with a particular focus on investigating novel chemistries and approaches for use in our future ink development projects. You will work closely with colleagues in both technical and operational functions to develop formulations and product designs to specifications that meet both our customers and business needs.

As part of your role you will;

  • Investigation of novel chemistries for use in inkjet applications
  • Development and characterisation of new product designs ensuring best practice and consistency with group processes
  • Ensure product designs are created holistically considering Customer, Operational and Regulatory requirements
  • Contribute to the Marking Materials quality and process improvement plan and lead improvement initiatives
  • Manage safety, health and environmental issues in areas of responsibility
  • Create and promote opportunities for technology development within the Marking Materials group, wider R&D team and external organisations

To be successful in this role you will need to have a PhD in Chemistry (or a related science), experience within a research group (ideally in coatings, inks or formulation science area) formulation, Polymer and Synthetic chemistry experience and good working knowledge or experimental design methods  Postdoctoral research experience is desirable along with Inkjet, digital or non-impact printing experience.

Some of the key personal attributes we are looking for: 

  • Good problem solving skills along with creative thinking
  • Thorough and methodical approach to design of experiments
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

At Domino Printing Sciences, we believe in doing more for our employees as well as our customers.  A highly successful company, we’re large enough to offer career development opportunities yet small enough for your contribution to be readily recognised and rewarded.

As a talented individual working at Domino you can expect a generous benefits package of not only a competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme but also 25 days basic holiday (including the opportunity to buy or sell an additional 5 days), flexible working hours, an on-site subsidised restaurant, discounts on local gym facilities, a green car scheme, private medical insurance and continuous training and development opportunities to progress your career with Domino.

If you want to join a global expert industry company dedicated to investing in its people, its products and its future then apply now with your CV and covering letter.


Our head office is based in Bar Hill, just 4 miles from the City of Cambridge with excellent road links North, South and East via the A14 and M11.  Home to one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world and now one of the most important technology centres in Europe, Cambridge is a city steeped in the past as well as the future.  From sightseeing to wonderful historic buildings to punting on the river Cam, or visiting one of the many bars and restaurants in the city, Cambridge has something for everyone.  Excellent public transport links mean that it’s only a 50 minute journey to London and Stansted Airport.  In addition, London City Airport and Luton Airport are both within easy travelling distance.  Find out more about Cambridge at www.visitcambridge.org 
Join Domino and you will become part of an award-winning, global business and British success story. Our smart technology enables companies to print use-by-dates and tracking codes on their products no matter what the surface, how fast they’re produced, or where in the world they’re made.  From eggs and soft drink cans to the cable in your walls and the medicines in your bathroom cabinet, you will find evidence of our success on products throughout your home.  We’re continuing to invest in Research & Development in our commitment to bring new products to our customers.
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