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Surfachem are excited to be offering a year’s placement position at our Laboratory at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield.  

This would ideally be suited for a Life Science Student, studying at University, who would be interested in gaining invaluable experience working alongside our Technical Development Team.   

Responsibilities will include:

  • Formulation development, including bespoke customer formulations and promotional formulations for exhibitions and events  
  • Carry out analytical testing and evaluation of principals, competitors and new potential supplier raw materials
  • Assist the Technical Development Team with development projects
  • Formulation stability testing
  • Formulation performance testing
  • Update and maintain sample stock levels
  • To undertake any other duties relevant to the post as and when required


  • Excellent communicator
  • Analytical mind set
  • Outgoing personality
  • Self-motivating
  • Ability to work on own initiative



  • 1st, 2nd or penultimate year student in a Life Science subject
  • Bench chemistry from studies


  • Chemistry student


3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield


An attractive salary will be offered based on individual candidate’s profile


  • Full time position, Monday to Friday, 35 hours
  • Year in Industry Placement – Starting from September 2018 


To apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 30th of April.

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