Location: Leyton, London

Starting Date: December 2019

Reports to: CTO

Workload: full time (Monday - Friday 10am - 6:30pm)
Contracted job for 7 months, possibility for continuation

Salary: £25,000 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 versatile researcher with a background in Chemistry or Biochemistry to join our team to assist with novel product development, material microstructure analysis, feedstock composition analysis and improvement of our existing production methods.

A background in polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, or synthetic biology is ideal.


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

  • Develop pilot production methodologies

  • Cost/benefit analysis of production methodologies

  • Efficiency modeling for production methods

  • 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 Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering minimum, exceptional BSc applicants considered

  • 1-5 years industry experience in a relevant field

  • Well-developed independent research skills

  • Significant lab experience

  • Strong background in polymer materials, polymer physics, morphology, rheology, molecular weight, solubilities, or physical/ mechanical properties of polymers

  • Understanding of structure/property relationships, and experience with the interactions between various materials and crosslinking systems

  • Experience with microbiology and synthetic biology

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

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of coatings and catalytic chemistry would be a plus

If interested please send a cover letter and CV to

Application deadline October 31st 2019