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Microencapsulation Scientist

Cambridgeshire   •  excellent company benefits  •  Permanent, Full time

An innovate young start-up business that has recently acquired a major round of investment is currently recruiting for a Microencapsulation Scientist to its team based in Cambridge. The business focuses on a natural alternative to plastic, stemming from plant-based protein - a first of its kind in industry. As Microencapsulation Scientist, you will play a vital role in the R&D group support product development of microcapsule products - focusing on fragrance microcapsules.

Microencapsulation Scientist Responsibilities

  • Support and provide technical input on R&D projects to develop plant protein microcapsules for fragrance encapsulation.
  • Assist with the scaling-up of sample products from 10ml to 100ml sizes - working closely with the Chemical Engineering team.
  • Support the Product Development team in producing fragrance capsules - which will be targeted to the FMCG market.
  • Liaise with cross functional teams to analyse fragrance microcapsule sensory assignments.
  • Conduct analytical experiments to assess and measure material properties
  • Provide technical feedback to external parties/customers as and when required.

Microencapsulation Scientist Requirements

  • Degree qualification in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering - ideally at PhD level, but MSc will be accepted.
  • Either academic or industrial experience working with fragrance microcapsules.
  • Sound knowledge of microencapsulation.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to work well in both a wider team and/or independently. Hands-on approach with excellent laboratory operating skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

In return, the business can provide a fantastic platform to excel your career within an innovative R&D environment coupled with a very competitive package including company share options and rapid career development.


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6722
  • Updated: 21st January 2021
  • Expires: 18th February 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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