Location: Shepherds Bush, London
Starting Date: January/February 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 a material scientist to focus on improvement of our existing materials and characterisation of the mechanical properties of our materials, as well as to assist in the development of infrastructure to increase our output and explore novel materials.
Previous experience and knowledge of global material standards and specifications such as BSEN/CE certification.
Apply material characterization and process analytical expertise to evaluate the composition, structure, and properties of materials
Characterize reaction rates, structure/property relationships and cross-linking densities
Plan experiments and reach data-driven conclusions
Run and analyze standard material tests
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 Material Science/Engineering
Well-developed independent research skills
In-depth knowledge of BSEN & CE marking
Plastic production knowledge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline February 15th