Senior Scientist

  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
  • REF Number: 00051359
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246457720
  • Date Published: 23.11.2021
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Cheshire, North West
  • Discipline: Analytical Chemistry, Research And Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a water technology company at their site based in Cheshire on a permanent basis. The role offers a salary of £30-40,000 per annum depending on experience.

The Senior Scientist will be experienced in managing projects from proof of principle through to scale-up and commercialisation, with hands-on laboratory R&D experience through to supervising a small team of scientists. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of their allocated projects, in order to ensure technical delivery against customer driven KPI’s.

The Company: Our client is a leading developer of membrane technologies designed to significantly reduce the cost and environmental impact of water treatment

Senior Scientist Role: Your main duties will be:

  • Development of new functional coatings for porous substrates, especially polymer and ceramic membranes.
  • Engage with raw material suppliers, building collaborative relationships.
  • Evaluation of raw materials through testing and effective communication with suppliers and internal team.
  • Refinement of existing coatings by building on desirable properties or development of entirely new coatings.
  • Act as the point of contact for a number of projects.
  • Develop robust coating / printing processes, which are well understood and repeatable. An understanding of statistical quality control tools is desirable.
  • Maintaining compliance with regulatory and safety matters on an application and geographical basis.
  • Maintaining laboratory consumables and chemical stock.
  • Display excellent communication skills for both internal and external stakeholders.

Your Background: The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • BSc / MSc in chemistry, material science or a related subject
  • Ph.D. qualified in a relevant field (desirable)
  • 3-5 years experience in running research and development programmes
  • 2 years experience managing a small team
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of formulation, coatings and membrane filtration (desirable)
  • Confident and clear communicator at ease delivering results informally to colleagues and formally in presentations
  • Proactive in updating supervising staff members.
  • Excellent and organised project manager
  • Ability to influence internally and externally, to ensure project success
  • At ease working in groups, individually or with industrial collaborators
  • Quick learner, able to adapt to a rapidly changing, innovative environment
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems against time pressures
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety
  • A knowledge of membrane separation is highly desirable, although candidates without experience are encouraged to apply.
  • It is expected that the successful Senior Scientist will perform tasks outside of their job description as our young company expands and evolves, so it is essential that they are collaborative with a strong desire to achieve success as part of a team.

Benefits:

  • Salary of up to £40k, depending on experience
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Relocation package (where applicable)
  • Company share option scheme membership
  • Company pension schemeApply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this Senior Scientist position, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457723 or email nwood@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference 51359.

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