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Senior Scientist (Polymer Chemistry)

Senior Scientist (Polymer Chemistry)


To design and conduct experiments in support of R&D, IP and Commercial team portfolio requirements aimed at commercialisation of technology to meet Li-ion customer driven specifications.  The role involves design and development of polymer systems to produce porous carbon materials with tailored structures.

  • Designs and conducts materials development experiments within portfolio projects supporting commercialisation of Nexeon products that meet customer requirements
  • Ensures data is reliable and reproducible, analysing and interpreting results to make sound technical recommendations that enable, and accelerate, product development.
  • Supports project team members to develop novel materials that meet customer needs
  • Follows procedures and rigorously compiles electronic and hard copy records of experimental laboratory data
  • Understands and exploits a range of analytical and electrochemical characterisation techniques to accelerate optimisation of new materials
  • Provides written and oral reports to all levels within the company, and externally to customers when required
  • Contributes to the generation of unique patentable ideas and concepts
  • Collaborates to establish and execute project goals to meet customer targets and accelerate commercialisation of Nexeon products
What we are looking for:
  • We appreciate that perfect doesn’t exist, and if you meet some but not all the below criteria, reach out for a confidential conversation.
  • Higher degree in chemistry, applied science or other relevant scientific qualification
  • At least 3 years’ experience of polymer design and synthesis for porous materials and/or energy storage applications
  • Characterisation of porous materials and polymer systems
  • Practical experience of thermal processing, polymer processing and working with gases
  • Able convert ideas into focused experiments with a high level of scientific discipline, rigour and urgency
  • Meticulous attention to detail especially relating to collecting, analysing and compiling data, preparing reports and maintaining records
  • Ability to work within an agreed project programme on both individual tasks and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and technical reporting skills
  • A sound approach to health, safety and environmental aspects in the laboratory
  • Knowledge of synthetic methods relating to crosslinked polymer systems
  • Desirable:
  • Good first degree and PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge in polymer coating technologies
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Job Overview
Offered Salary
45000 – 60000/Year