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Production Chemist

Quantum Science Ltd

Location: Daresbury, Warrington
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 (depending on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2023
Expires: 8th January 2024

Role Overview

As a growing and successful business, Quantum Science (QS) continues to expand its team. The company has an exciting new opportunity for a Production Chemist who is looking to start career in advanced material industry. The candidate will have excellent training and development opportunities and take a pivotal role in the process development and production of colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) 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

  • Plan and develop safe and cost-effective manufacturing processes for colloidal quantum dots, scaling up from lab to full-scale commercial process meeting material demand of industrial partners and contractors in timely manner.
  • Provide technical solutions and troubleshoot manufacturing issues based on the safety protocols and environmental and regulatory requirements to ensure best products at pilot and industrial production scale.
  • Assess the equipment and facilities during the scale-up process including the maintenance schedules and overall equipment effectiveness to ensure an efficient utilization of the resources.
  • Work closely with R&D and scale up team members for tech transfer from R&D to pilot plan and/or full-scale manufacturing.
  • Carry out the continual optimisation & development of the existing & new product lines to ensure their best quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Provide and document all SOP for manufacturing processes and testing techniques for existing and new products.
  • Provide written reports covering undertaken work in timely manner.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or similar discipline.
  • Laboratory experience in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization would be advantageous.
  • Industrial experience in multi-stage process development, setting up reactors and manufacturing lines and scaling up products, particularly colloidal quantum dots and nanomaterials is beneficial.
  • Confident with a practical hands-on approach in the lab and excellent self-starter as well as dedicated-team member
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.

KPI’s:

  • Achieving project milestones
  • Reporting results to team leader in a timely manner
  • All samples are sent to QS teams and customers in a timely manner.
  • 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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