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Chief Technology Officer required for water mining start-up

Seloxium - Organic and Coordination Chemistry

Seloxium Limited is a VC-backed University of Oxford spinout company developing a multi-patented ‘selective flocculation’ technology to change the way we mine, refine and process metals to offer a greener and more sustainable source of metals. We have a strong managerial team with decades of experience in the water, mining, refining and chemical industries. We are aiming to expand our operational team. 

We are looking for passionate innovators who are inspired by the sustainable and circular economy agenda and are interested in building Seloxium into a green and profitable company.

What the CTO role entails   

The CTO will be responsible for managing the research team and translating innovation from R&D to customer solutions. This includes running a laboratory, international site visits to work with customers and helping scale solutions from bench to full-scale, developing and synthesizing new functional and selective polymers/materials, and developing innovative ideas and bringing new products and solutions to market.

About you
We are looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual who can lead the development of our technology as Chief Technology Officer. To apply you should meet all the essential (E) criteria and ideally some of the desirable (D) criteria.

Business experience 

  • Translate customer input into technically and economically feasible solutions (E)
  • Communicate and extract essential and pertinent information in a professional manner in collaboration with external parties (E)
  • Have experience with patents and IP management (D)
  • Have market expertise or have already worked closely with a marketing director (D)

Team management

  • Manage a small team of up to 5-10 research chemists (E)
  • Train, organise and communicate with scientists and Oxford University research students and post-doctoral researchers (E)
  • Manage conflict and resolve internal issues professionally (E)

Experience and Education

  • A PhD (or good first degree) in organic chemistry, coordination chemistry or a related area prior to taking up the appointment (E)
  • Ideally 3+ years of hands-on experience of manufacturing, developing, scaling and synthesizing chemicals to pilot-scale (kg scale or larger) (E)
  • Experience with process design and experience with scaling solutions from lab to full-scale in a chemical or process engineering environment (E)
  • Capable of formulating and developing procedures for operations, health & safety, and synthesis (E)
  • Experience with selective metal separation technologies (Ion exchange, membranes, solvent extraction, and electrolysis) in a manufacturing or environmental context. (D)

More about us
Among the harmful contaminants contained in wastewaters are often to be found valuable and strategically important metals (e.g., gold, platinum, rare-earth metals), which are difficult and costly to remove. Hence, they are generally not effectively recovered but instead discharged and lost to the environment. An alternative to discharging these harmful metals is using our multi-patented technology Selectal - a platform technology capable of selectively flocculating and recovering an extensive array of metals from process or waste streams which are often extremely difficult to otherwise treat. Seloxium helps mining, refining and industrial companies to achieve their ESG goals by (1) turning their wastewater into a highly profitable and sustainable source of valuable metal resources or by (2) improving the purity and hence the value of highly concentrated metal processing or mining streams. Mining valuable metals from wastewater using Selectal not only combats freshwater pollution but also turns effluent treatment plants into 'resource factories'.

To apply 
We are looking for passionate innovators who are inspired by the sustainable and circular economy agenda and are interested in building Seloxium into a green and profitable company.

To apply, click the apply button to launch an addressed email and send your CV and 1-page cover letter as one document. This role is advertised with multiple media and applications are being progressed as they are received, for your application to be successful, apply today. Advertising will remain active until the role has been appointed to.   

For more information about Seloxium, please visit our website: www.seloxium.com

Location: Oxford
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th July 2022
Expires: 8th September 2022
   
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