Job Type: Full-Time


About Muc-Off

Muc-Off was founded in 1994 and are now the leading supplier of specialist cycling cleaning and maintenance products in the UK. Following 5 years of explosive growth the company is expanding fast into the European, Asian and North American markets focusing on its core categories of cycling, motorcycle and Athlete performance products.

This is a great time to be part of this rapidly growing, truly innovative British business as we embark on new territories and sectors, whilst growing our brand presence across core bicycle and motorbike markets. In what is a truly results-driven culture; the rewards and career development opportunities are second to none.


About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic formulation chemist to join the R&D team at Muc-Off. To lead Lubricant Product Development, Lubricant R&D and Lubricant Competitor Analysis although may not be restricted to lubricants. Working from the ground up on new formulations along with existing product improvements. A wide range of lubricant applications and products; working closely with all project stake holders to create World Beating products.


Key responsibilities

Research & Development

  • Lead the development of new and innovate lubricant formulations
  • Work closely with key suppliers on the next generation lubricants
  • Implement Muc-Off’s green and sustainable product ethos


  • Work closely with Tribologists and Technicians to assist them in implementing the most applicable CoF performance and wear testing
  • Responsible for all aspects of pre-production formulation testing and reporting e.g. accelerated shelf life, colour, fragrance, biodegradability, freeze/thaw etc


  • Collate, manage and report on lubricant test data produced
  • Understanding of Statistical Analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel – test data analysis and graphing
  • Microsoft Word/PowerPoint – test data, reporting and analysis results
  • Assists/undertake improvements in test data management
  • Analyse results and reports to stakeholders
  • Project Management of Formulations
  • Responsible for all areas of Chemical handling and disposal at R&D e.g. COSH MSDS records etc
  • Responsible for Risk Assessments of Chemical /Formulating at R&D
  • Manage Formulation projects and report progress
  • Ability to convert and convey technical data and knowledge to other non-technical depts
  • Supply technical content for Marketing department on products and assist in creating content
  • Lead in expanding Laboratory facilities and preparing justification for Laboratory CAPEX

Ideal candidate


  • Masters in relevant subject
  • 3-5 years in Lubricant Formulation or similar role
  • Experience in all aspects of running laboratory facilities
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and be able to undertake all aspects of Lubricant formulation
  • Skilled in conveying technical information.
  • Skilled in liaising with key stake holders both internally and externally
  • Desirable
  • Higher Qualification in relevant subject
  • Experience in expanding laboratory facilities

What we can offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • 33 days holiday, inclusive of UK bank holidays
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Excellent staff discount on Muc-Off products
  • Headspace – full access to the meditation app
  • Fresh fruit and biscuits each day
  • Chill out areas, showers and a secure area to store your bike
  • Pension contributions
  • Training and personal development
  • An awesome opportunity to work with a local and widely recognised Brand
  • A cool, casual and fully branded-up working environment where staff indulge their passions for cycling and fitness
  • Brilliant social events


How to apply

To apply for the role, please email a copy of your CV to