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Job Title: Senior Materials Scientist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Company: CV-Library
Category: Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

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Job Description: An innovative young start-up business that has recently acquired a major round of investment is currently recruiting for a Senior Materials Scientist to its team based in Cambridge. The business focuses on a natural alternative to plastic, stemming from plant-based protein - a first of its kind in the industry. As Senior Materials Scientist, you will play a vital role in company directorship on film and coatings utilised in packaging applications - whilst having the ability to support microcapsule development.

This opportunity will suit an entrepreneurial-minded candidate that holds a strong academic profile (PhD preferred) coupled with industrial/commercial experience.

Senior Materials Scientist Responsibilities

Lead a small team to deliver the company's internal development projects - which will involve biomaterials to packaging films and other applications.
Provide lead authority in the company on films and coatings in packaging applications.
Support technical R&D work - in particular, microcapsule/microencapsulation development.
Research & Develop the company's patented materials for application in films and coatings, thermoplastic process & manufacture.
Liaise with customers on a technical level and product development teams.
Provide technical input to process scale-up work.
Contribute to the product development strategy of the company.Senior Materials Scientist Requirements

You must possess a strong academic profile (ideally PhD level) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or closely related field of discipline.
It is essential to demonstrate industrial experience - working within a commercial R&D environment involving films, coatings, plastics, biomaterials (ideally applied to the packaging industry).
Technically strong in plastics (or preferably biomaterials/bioplastics) or thermoset polymeric materials.
Experience in conducting microencapsulation.
Excellent practical lab development skills.
Possess an inquisitive, analytical mind-set with a flexible approach to your work - R&D, scale-up, commercial interaction.

In return, the business can provide a fantastic platform to excel your career within an innovative R&D environment coupled with a very competitive package including company share options and rapid career development.


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