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Polymer Scientist
Oxford, London

Here at S3 Discovery, we are proud to be collaborating with an innovative Tissue-Engineering start-up company, who have seen significant growth through 2020. As the Polymer Scientist in the Bioengineering Team, you will be tasked with helping develop and scale the manufacture new biomaterials. This is a full-time permanent position with excellent salary bandings on offer.

The Role

As the Polymer Scientist joining the team you will perform the following duties:

  • Improve in-house biopolymer synthesis capabilities
  • Produce R&D project plans and carry out relevant lab experiments.
  • Work alongside the industrialisation team to identify how to scale up processes
  • Develop, design, synthesise and characterise biopolymers
  • Aid in development of SOP’s, COSHH & RA documentation with support from the team
  • Generate succinct reports for the team and present at wider company R&D meetings
  • Take responsibility for QC of end products
  • Documenting experiments using electronic laboratory notebook system
  • Along with team members, provide routine laboratory maintenance, including participating in equipment upkeep, cleaning rotas and laboratory consumables stock management
  • Ensure that laboratory and workshop health, safety and quality procedures are followed.
  • General ad-hoc duties as required to support the departmental and organisation requirements.

Role Requirements

The successful candidate for the Polymer Scientist role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience of polymer/ biopolymer chemistry specifically applied to the generation of biomaterials for mammalian cells
  • Extensive wet-lab experience
  • Design, synthesis, and characterisation of new materials for biological applications
  • A track-record of delivering results in a short-time frame
  • 2+ years in industry/ academia post-PhD or equivalent
  • Interfacing with a multidisciplinary team of biologists & engineers
  • Experience with a range of instruments for chemical characterisation such as FTIR/ Raman spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, GCP/HPLC, NMR, DLS
Salary: 30 - 38k
Date Posted: 17/03/2021
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