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Polymer Scientist

Oxfordshire   •  £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


  • Improve in house biopolymer synthesis capabilities
  • Produce R&D project plans and carry out relevant lab experience
  • Work alongside the industrialization team to identify how to scale up processes
  • Develop, design synthesise and characterize biopolymers
  • Aid in the development of SOPs, COSHH and 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

Experience Required

  • Extensive experience of polymer / biopolymer chemistry specifically applied to the generation of biomaterials for mammalian cells
  • Extensive wet lab experience
  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of new materials for biological applications
  • A track record of delivering results in a short time frame
  • Experience with a range of instruments for chemical characterization: FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, GCP / HPLC, NMR and DLS
  • Covalent coupling and conjugation chemical experience
  • Critical assessment of research articles
  • Data processing and statistical analysis


  • Excellent time management
  • Hands on
  • Organised
  • Takes initiative
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working with ambiguity and reacts to changes in a time sensitive environment
  • Team player

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7125
  • Posted: 23rd November 2021
  • Expires: 21st December 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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