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Lead Scientist - Plasma Chemistry

​Our nanotechnology client are seeking a Lead Scientist, Plasma Chemistry to join their Technology team.

This role will focus on research and development of CVD processes and products, delivering on a diverse range of projects which underpin current and future product offerings. We are seeking a candidate who has a background in barrier growth (CVD, PVD or plasma deposition), along with a deep understanding of plasma processing and coating growth mechanisms.

Main Responsibilities

• Leading the day-to-day research and development of coatings.

• Play a pivotal role in advancing product quality and innovation of Barrier coatings.

• Working closely with other group leads to ensure group and company targets are met.

• Overseeing and directing the coating development process, including formulating and optimising coating recipes to meet evolving performance requirements.

• Conducting in-depth research and analysis to enhance functional properties and coordinating the testing and evaluation of new coatings.

• Managing a team of scientists and technicians, ensuring adherence to safety protocols, budget constraints, and project timelines.

• Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate coatings into final products and drive efficiency throughout the product lifecycle.

• Staying current with emerging technologies, regulations, and industry trends is imperative for a Lead Scientist to ensure the coatings remain world class within the market.


• Degree in Physical sciences and 6+ years’ experience OR

• PhD in Physical sciences and 3+ years’ experience OR

• 10+ years’ experience in similar development role or adjacent technology.