Technical Scientist

Technical Scientist

Chemical

Location Nottingham

Salary £25,000 - 35,000 per annum

Contract Permanent

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Role: Technical Scientist

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 per annum

 

A client based in Nottingham who specialise in nanomaterials are looking to recruit a technical scientist to join their expanding team. The ideal candidate will have experience or a keen interest in one or all areas: synthetic chemistry, material science and nanotechnology.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Technical Scientist will have responsibility for a broad range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Leading the technical work on commercial R&D projects
  • Chemical synthesis and nanomaterial dispersions, including Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), using continuous-flow equipment (bench scale and pilot scale)
  • Performing characterisation analysis on synthesised materials and interpretation of characterisation data
  • Experimental design and planning
  • Writing and presenting of technical reports
  • Technical communication both internally and externally
  • General laboratory tasks such as maintaining the laboratory space and equipment
  • Good laboratory practice, adherence to Health & Safety procedures, and accurate experimental recording/note taking

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Degree-level qualification or higher in chemistry, materials science or a related subject
  • ≥3 years of prior practical laboratory experience
  • Proficient spoken and written English, including the ability to write and compile technical documents
  • IT skills: competence in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: ability to discuss technical issues in a professional manner in a commercial setting (both internally and externally)
  • Presentation skills: ability to present technical work at both internal and external events
  • Good time keeping and ability to work to deadlines (particularly working on several projects in parallel)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of standard material characterisation techniques (e.g., XRD, TEM, SEM, DLS, FTIR, N2 adsorption)
  • Ability to work in a commercial setting, e.g. appreciation of confidential or proprietary information and ability to meet commercial targets and timescales
  • Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK without restrictions
  • Willingness to travel (<10% of time)

 

The following are highly desirable but not essential:

 

  • Practical laboratory experience specifically in an industrial environment
  • Knowledge and/or experience of synthesising nanomaterials or MOFs
  • Previous experience of using continuous-flow equipment for particle synthesis is useful, however training will be provided

 

To find out more, please contact Jack at [email protected] or apply using your CV now!

 

Key words: technical scientist / metal organic frameworks / nanomaterials / inorganic / chemist / continuous flow / material science / synthetic chemistry /MOFs / nanotechnology

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