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Synthetic Chemist

Quantum Science Ltd

Location: Warrington
Salary: £32,000 to £40,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th November 2023
Expires: 6th January 2024

Location: Daresbury, Warrington

Role Overview

Quantum Science Ltd (QS) has an exciting opportunity for a Synthetic Chemist to join our expanding R&D team and take a pivotal role in research and development of colloidal quantum dots and other advanced nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications.

Company and Business Overview

Quantum Science is an award-winning material innovation company focusing on research and development of quantum dots and other advanced materials. We contribute to society through material innovation to transform short wave infrared image sensor technology for consumer markets. We provide innovative technology to the semiconductor industry to enable cutting-edge products at low cost.

We have fostered strong relationships with leading research organisations and industrial partners to keep us at the forefront of innovation while achieving a stable foundation thanks to investors who share our long-term vision.

Our company is based in TechSpaceOne, Daresbury National Laboratory, Warrington, United Kingdom. 

Main tasks and responsibility

  • Responsible for the development of novel colloidal quantum dots and other nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications.
  • Routine characterization of colloidal quantum dots and nanomaterials using different techniques.
  • Analyse experimental data and suggest solutions to improve target properties within quantum dot synthesis.
  • Work closely with the R&D team to advance the company technologies increasing competitiveness.
  • Write invention disclosures to protect inventions and strengthen the company IP.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate and present technical results to team members of varying technical backgrounds.
  • Maintain work environment safety, product integrity.

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in chemistry, material science or equivalent degree.
  • Experience in design, synthesis, and characterisation of colloidal quantum dots and other nanocrystals.
  • Experience in surface modification of nanoparticles would be advantageous.
  • A can-do and hands-on attitude as well as good team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Well organised and ability to manage, prioritise and address forthcoming issues.
  • Be creative and innovative to generate ideas and implement.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving.
  • IT skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

KPI’s:

  • Achieving project milestones.
  • Reporting results to Team Leader in a timely manner.
  • All invention disclosures/ patents filed in a timely manner.
  • All samples are sent to other teams and customers in a timely manner.
  • Perform proper characterisation on samples.
  • Identify needed equipment and carry out procurement if necessary.

Benefits Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance-related bonus system
  • Pension contribution
  • Life insurance

Qualified candidates should send their CV via the 'Apply' button above.

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