Material Scientist

Location: Yorkshire, UK

Starting Date: July 2020

Reports to: CTO

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

Salary: £28,000 pa.

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. Our materials are all developed using industrial food waste as replacements for harmful plastics used in everyday products. We have particular focus on durable materials for the fashion and interior design markets.

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

  • Lab experience

  • 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

Application deadline June 1st 2020