Materials Scientist

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Materials Scientist

  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £40000.00 - £80000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

The ONE Group are delighted to be recruiting for this prestigious R&D consultancy based in Cambridgeshire. They pride themselves on pushing technical boundaries and making breakthroughs in innovation. If there is a 'world's first', they are often involved.

This position is for a Material Scientist who has experience working with fibre-based materials and packaging:

About You:

  • Degree in Materials Science or Engineering, or Chemical Engineering, or 5+ years' experience working with packaging materials
  • Working knowledge of how materials science interfaces with packaging processes
  • Polymer chemistry experience
  • Process instrumentation and control logic experience
  • Knowledge of fibre-based material process improvements and controls
  • Demonstrable experience driving and delivering R&D programmes involving fibre-based materials, such as paper, including formulations and chemical behaviours during manufacturing
  • Experience of lab analysis for mechanical and chemical performance
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving ability to determine failure or success of products
  • Excellent project management skills

What else would be useful?

  • Experience in hydrophobic sizing being involved in the application and technical support in the development of all types of neutral and speciality sizing
  • Ability to develop, optimise, and validate barrier assessment methodologies (e.g., developed materials which could be used as barrier against grease, moisture, and/or oxygen)
  • Expertise in material/process optimisation delivering improvements in energy use, reduced environmental impacts and quality improvements
  • Some level of expertise in sustainability
  • Experience with Moulded Pulp and Composites manufacturing technique and processes
  • Working knowledge in food manufacturing and GMPs
  • Basic understanding of sustainable bio-based materials, or polymers materials in general
  • Experience working with cellulose or other biopolymers

What's in it for you?

  • You will join a company who embrace diversity, individuality and who are committed to supporting you develop your career
  • Superb salary dependent on your level of experience
  • 15% Bonus
  • Pension, where you contribute 3% and the employer contributes 8%
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + the opportunity to 'buy' up to 5 extra days
  • Medical cover
  • Flexible, hybrid working

…. And much, much more!