Chemical Engineer

Location: Shepherds Bush, London

Starting Date: July/August 2019

Reports to: CTO

Workload: full time (Monday - Friday 10am - 6:30pm)

About Our Company

Chip[s] Board® is a biomaterial innovation company, focusing on bringing sustainable circular economy materials to mass markets. We have now become established as a pioneering brand in the biomaterial industry with our brand Chip[s] Board®. Our first materials are all developed using industrial potato waste as replacements for harmful plastics and particulate boards used in every day products.

Chip[s] Board® is a fast moving company and the successful candidate will join our core team as we grow. Joining our team is an exciting opportunity and every member needs key specialist skills to ensure we are growing smartly.


We’re looking for someone to take on the challenge of heading up the development of infrastructure to increase our rate of production, as well as integrate key steps in the production of our materials to existing technologies in industry.

A background in material science or polymer chemistry is favourable.


  • Apply material characterization and process analytical expertise to evaluate the composition, structure, and properties of materials

  • Plan experiments and reach data-driven conclusions

  • Develop production and operations systems

  • Build jigs and scale machinery to improve outputs and efficiency

  • Model data flows and production maps

  • Assist the team leader in establishing project objectives related to formulation workflows and provide estimated timelines

  • Coordinate with team in planning experiments to meet the project deadlines

  • Communicate the progress and data analysis in the form of technical reports

  • Evaluate and recommend adoption of new technologies

  • Maintain lab safety and provide safety guidance to researchers in the lab

Skills & Requirements

  • MSc in Chemical engineering (or mechanical engineering with a background in material science, polymer chemistry or synthetic biology)

  • Well-developed independent research skills

  • Lab experience

  • In-depth knowledge of BSEN & CE marking

  • Knowledge of plastic production and associated machinery

  • In-depth systems mapping

  • Fabrication abilities for jigs and scaled machines

  • At least a basic understanding of polymer chemistry

  • Ability to work in fast-paced startup environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

If interested please send a cover letter and CV to

Application deadline June 15th