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Research Technologist

Gnosys Global are seeking a Research Technologist to support scientific research and innovation across a range of material development activities, in addition to organising effective laboratory management.

Contract: Permanent, Full time.

Initial salary: £24,000 - £26,500, dependent on experience.

Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK.

Gnosys Global are seeking a Research Technologist to support scientific research and innovation across a range of material development activities, in addition to organising effective laboratory management. To apply, please send a CV, contact details and relevant supporting information to enquiries@gnosysgroup.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday 17th November 2017.

Gnosys Global Ltd. is a small enterprise that undertakes materials research, development, innovation and testing, located on the Surrey Research Park, Guildford. Gnosys’ staff currently includes a team of project scientists active in materials research and development, working in laboratories supporting chemical synthesis, nanocomposite preparation, polymer processing and analytical services.

Responsibilities:

Analysis and testing in support of project activity and client services

  • Spectroscopic analysis of materials
  • Interpretation of spectroscopic results and quantitative analysis
  • Thermal, mechanical and electrical analysis of materials
  • Reporting of analytical results to colleagues and clients in formats consistent with ISO certification
  • Definition of new, application-directed test protocols

Material production and formulation in support of project activity

  • Chemical synthesis using a range of small to medium (to multi-kilogram) scale preparation and purification techniques
  • Polymer blend and composite production
  • Polymer melt processing
  • Accurate reporting of procedures and participation in process development

Laboratory and management

  • Maintaining function and calibration of laboratory equipment consistent with ISO certification
  • Procurement of laboratory consumables and laboratory inventory management
  • Waste management
  • Health and safety policy development, oversight and enforcement

Applicant Profile:

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and skills:

Essential

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline, OR a HND/C plus at least 2 years’ experience in materials development, analysis or applied science;
  • Working knowledge and experience of practical chemistry techniques, as well as the capacity to learn and accurately reproduce new procedures and maintenance protocols;
  • A strong, demonstrable appreciation and understanding of health and safety requirements and safe working practices;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software, as well as the capacity to learn analysis and reporting software as required;
  • Ability to communicate results, their interpretation, protocols and technical issues accurately and to a high standard;
  • Confidence to provide instruction in relevant procedures and to participate in experimental design;
  • Strong self-motivation and time-management skills to independently organise and appropriately prioritise tasks;
  • Ability to keep precise records and to organise and securely store commercially sensitive data;
  • Flexibility to work in parallel on a variety of tasks and to coordinate activities across multiple locations when required.

Desirable

  • Experience as a laboratory technician in an academic or industrial environment;
  • Experience of electrical equipment maintenance and improvement;
  • Experience of procurement and inventory management;
  • Experience of safe handling of hazardous substances;

Experience of performing material physical property measurement and of presenting and interpreting results.

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