• Job type:  PhD Chemical Engineer / Chemist / Materials Scientist- Membrane R&D

  • Location: Dagenham, RM107FN, UK

PhD Chemical Engineer / Chemist / Materials Scientist- Membrane R&D

Exactmer is a rapidly growing life sciences business currently with 50 employees and we are searching for a self-starting, dynamic, flexible and committed individual to join our team. We are seeking an outstanding PhD Chemical Engineer / Chemist / Materials Scientist to work on creating long-term value for the business through researching and developing ground-breaking new synthetic membranes.

About Exactmer
Exactmer is a start-up dedicated to producing precision polymeric molecules with our patented Nanostar Sieving Technology. Using this disruptive new platform, we are creating exquisite synthetic and biological polymers, including oligonucleotides and mono-disperse polyethylene glycols (PEGs), ADC-linkers, peptides and more…most of them bound for use in medicines that enhance patient quality of life.

Job Description
You will be part of the Membrane Research Team and will work directly under the supervision of the Head of Membrane Research, Dr Zhiwei Jiang. You will be involved working on a wide range of membrane technology, including membrane formation, membrane morphology characterisation, and performance evaluation. Overall, you need to be flexible and ready to grow your skills and experience as the company grows and our technology evolves.

Job Responsibilities
• Working with a range of membrane formation techniques including phase inversion, coating and interfacial polymerisation.
• Using both lab bench batch and continuous roll-to-roll platforms for membrane fabrication.
• Employing a wide range of techniques to quantify membrane morphology and properties.
• Employing equipment and analysis for the measurement of membrane functional performance.
• Following, writing, reviewing, and maintaining of membrane production procedures .
• Responsible for independent development, implementation and reporting of membrane R&D projects.
• Actively contribute to initiation and managing of incidents, risk assessments and COSHH forms in the Membrane Research department.
• Attend regular internal and external meetings with stakeholders; prepare high quality manuscripts for publication; attend international conferences.

Job Requirements
• PhD in chemical engineering / chemistry / materials science with experience of membrane fabrication.
• Experience at membrane performance evaluation for liquid systems and preferably for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN).
• Excellent record-keeping and adherence to safety codes and protocols are essential.

What’s in it for you
• Good remuneration package
• 39-day holiday (including bank holiday)
• Work within a fast-growing company
• Yearly learning and development opportunities
• Chance to carry out leading membrane research.

How to apply
To find out more, contact us on info2@exactmer.com. To apply, send your 2-page CV and a letter covering your background and interest in this role to info2@exactmer.com. We will be continuously reviewing applicants but prefer applications before Friday 31 June 2023.


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