Organic/Biochemist

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.

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 Chemistry/Biochemistry minimum, exceptional BSc applicants considered

  • 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 greg@chipsboard.com

Application deadline February 15th