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Senior Research Scientist – Nanomaterials & Composites

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  • £35,000 – £45,000 per annum
  • Centre for Process Innovation, National Formulation Centre, Sedgefield
  • Closes Today 01:00
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CPI-576-18: Senior Research Scientist – Nanomaterials & Composites
Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 per annum
Employment Type: Fixed Term until June 2020, 37 hours per week (flexible working hours may be considered)
Location: National Formulation Centre, Sedgefield

The Role

The Centre for Process Innovation are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist to prepare, test, develop, analyse and research elements in nanomaterials & composites, in line with the Formulation strategy and industry needs. As the Senior Research Scientist, you will be responsible for the technical delivery of projects and providing specific technical support to the Business Development Team. Duties of the role include:

  • Discussing project needs; set up, plan and execute scientific experiments and analyse, interpret and report results to agreed timescales
  • Provide clearly documented records of technical data, decisions, methodologies, calculations and software using an agreed format
  • Contribute to the delivery of formulation projects through the provision of nanomaterials & composites knowledge
  • Apply measurement techniques to demonstrate properties of nanomaterial based coatings & composite materials.

The Person

Candidates should be educated to at least Degree level in Chemistry/Physics (or related subject) or possess subsequent relevant experience, preferably having had industrial experience in the nanomaterials & composites area. Significant, demonstrated laboratory experience in nanomaterials and/or composite materials characterisation and a strong knowledge of composites resins and fibres chemistry and/or nanomaterial-based coatings is essential. The candidate will be able to effectively use Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ideal candidate will be committed to, and actively seek opportunities to develop themselves within this new and exciting role.

The Company

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes. Operating across a broad range of technologies, we support our partners at every step of the way; from concept to market; business support to technology development; from scale up to supply chain intervention.

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

How to Apply

The closing date is 28 May 2018. Provisional interview dates are as follows:

  • Week commencing 11 June 2018 – Telephone Interviews
  • Week commencing 25 June 2018 – Face to Face Interviews

If you have the skills and experience required for this position please apply by completing the application form on the company website: www.uk-cpi.com/careers. Please note only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The role is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020

Please note that all applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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