A Scottish company that conducts materials analysis for multinational clients is recruiting a materials scientist (£20-30k) and a senior materials scientist (£35-50k). The junior role will involve materials analysis using SEM, FTIR and EDX; the senior role includes additional interaction with customers in understanding problems, designing work packages and delivering solutions. Both roles require experience in the microanalysis tools above, with experience of electronic device materials being desirable.
Xaar Plc- a manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads – is looking for a materials engineer at their Cambridge site. The role involves liaising with product design and development teams and indentfying material test methods and strategies for new and existing products. Experience in some of these areas: injection molding, adhesives, metallisation, ceramics, PVD/CVD processes, extreme environments.
Oxfordshire-based Cella Energy – a spin-out from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UCL and Oxford Uni – develops hydrogen storage materials. A research scientist position has just closed, but their careers page indicates more jobs may be forthcoming in both the UK and US (including electrospinning specialist, colloid chemist and coating specialists). One to bookmark?
Sasol Technology UK conducts research into hetero- and homogenous catalysis in St Andrews, Scotland. They are hiring a research scientist into the Fischer-Tropsch catalyst research group to develop an understanding in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and their application to this field. PhD, experience with metal colloids or nanoparticles and ability to set up an experimental programme required.
Finally, in a case of remarkable timing, the University of Birmingham is advertising an MSc in Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management. The 1-year (full-time) or 2-year (part-time) course starts in October and aims to address the global skills shortage in this area. Requires a 2:1 in a relevant science subject.