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Surface Chemist (Life Science) (25754)

£Competitive + Benefits

Develop materials based solutions for multidisciplinary applications in healthcare

Based at labs and offices in Cambridge, this scientific tech company is developing new applications (building on prior innovations) to create instruments for novel healthcare therapies and drug development. Their key technology is an innovative microfluidics platform that has the potential for precision whilst being applicable for a wide variety of areas (cells, antibodies and other organic reagents).

The team is an exploratory crew of PhD scientists, pushing the technological frontier to build complex prototypes that will underpin products. The Surface Chemist will work to develop specialised coating protocols that interplay with organic substrates through delivery and allow for functionality.


  • Strong academic background in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Chemistry including a relevant doctorate.
  • Post-doctoral experience (either in academia or industry) developing surface coatings with silane chemistry applications within microfluidics.
  • Demonstrable understanding of surfactants interplay.
  • Project experience in two or more of the following:
  • Hydrogels
  • Biofunctionalisation materials / coatings
  • Electrowetting devices
  • Emulsions and assessing stability
  • Fluid interfaces

This is a hands-on role, and it is expected that you would spend a large amount of your time in a lab to develop new protocols and methods (to be applied to surface chemistry problems). In return, as well as having the intellectual challenge these projects can bring, you would be rewarded with an excellent remunerations package.

Please note that only applicants with unlimited rights to work in the UK will be considered.

Keywords: Materials Science, Hydrogels, Electrowetting, Fluids, Innovations, Microfluidics, Start-up, Medical Applications / Healthcare

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