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Assistant Scientist / Scientist - Engineering & High Technology

Assistant Scientist / Scientist - Engineering & High Technology

Job Title: Assistant Scientist / Scientist - Engineering & High Technology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Industry:
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5316-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email: nickgr@gahl.co.uk
Job Published: August 17, 2020 15:47

Job Description

I am currently seeking an Assistant Scientist / Scientist for our Engineering & Technology client. They develop liquid repellent Nano coatings with a focus on the consumer electronics industry, working directly with OEMs to make devices water resistant, improving their reliability.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Chemist, Physicist or Material Scientist to work in the Technology department focusing on the design and development of functional nano-coatings. We are seeking applicants who have a PhD or MSc in Chemsitry, Materials Science or Surface Science and our client have a particular interest in applicants with experience in coating adhesion, tribology or plasma polymer experience.

Main Responsibilities
•    To contribute to the development of functional nano-coatings with controlled properties for production purposes using plasma deposition.
•    Work on R&D projects to expand knowledge base and contribute to understanding the physical mechanisms that lead to the desirable coating performance.  
•    To investigate the literature and help devise effective experimental design and analysis.
•    To use initiative and make proposals for advancing the project.
•    To be able to assist other team members in evaluating the quality of their measurements and understanding their results. 
•    To ensure that measurements are conducted correctly, and all the necessary documentation is in place.
•    To report to senior members of the team and actively participate in team discussions.
•    To monitor, record and report work through lab notebooks on a continuous basis as well as via written reports and verbal communication/ presentations.
•    To ensure work progresses according to plan and inform supervisor if problems arise.
•    To maintain a clean, safe, and efficient working environment in the laboratory.


Academic Qualifications or Key Knowledge
•    PhD, MSc or degree in chemistry, surface science, chemical engineering, or materials science.