Chemical Technician

Job Title Chemical Technician Reference 00693
Area Godmanchester Type Permanent
Contact Jeannette Fitter Remuneration 32,000 - 35,000 +

Job Title:Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chemistry

Location:Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

Salary: 32,000 - 35,000 per annum (some flexibility available for right candidate)
This position is on a 2 year fixed term contract

Job Description:
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chemistry
Location: Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
Salary: 32,000 - 35,000 per annum (some flexibility available for right candidate)
This position is on a 2 year fixed term contract

Job Purpose
Strong scientific contribution to the identification and development of materials for organic electronics.
Successful synthesis and characterisation of novel and existing small molecules, monomers and polymer systems.
Accurate recording of all practical work to ensure that new Intellectual Property is appropriately documented.
Effective communication with all team members and the wider organisation to distribute results, discuss problems, and provide next-step recommendations to progress the project.
Safe working in accordance with CDT`s health and safety policy and procedures.
Maintenance of a well-functioning laboratory.


Creative contribution to brainstorms, studies and project meeting discussions.
Proposal of novel materials and provision of recommendations to solve chemical synthetic issues.
Execution of simple and complex synthetic organic chemistry transformations on small to large scales, to a high standard of purity, with high-quality documentation.
Full characterization of all materials prepared, and highlighting of anomalies in the results.
Initiation, delivery and documentation of high-quality studies and mini projects based on sound scientific hypotheses to achieve R&D targets.
Compilation of results in a timely and accurate manner and in the required format (for example written, verbal or formal presentation).
Effective communication with Synthetic Chemists, Analysts, Device Physicists, and Project Leaders.
Ensure that health and safety standards are being met and maintained. Work safely within the laboratory environment; carry out COSHH and risk assessments of processes.
Maintenance of a tidy and efficient laboratory environment for all lab users. Perform functional duties as required.
Line management and training/coaching responsibilities as required.


Chemistry PhD or equivalent experience in an industrial or academic environment.
Excellent ability in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry.
Computer literacy is essential. Familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office products and chemical drawing packages will be advantageous.
Experience within one or several of the following areas would be highly beneficial:
o Synthesis of functional materials for OLEDs, OPV, OTFT, OTEG, or battery applications.
o Synthesis of organometallic or coordination compounds.
o Experience with electrochemistry.
o Surface chemistry and / or functionalization of nanoparticles.

In addition, the following personal attributes would be an assett:

Strong scientific credentials, curiosity, and an interest in multidisciplinary research.
Ability to acquire new skills and areas of expertise.
Strong team-playing skills and the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary / cross-functional teams.
Ability to work unsupervised for long periods without losing touch with the aims of the team.
Proactivity and excellent self-motivation.
Strong organisation skills, good time management and attention to detail.
Strong communication and influencing skills across scientific disciplines.
A calm and methodical approach to work during busy periods, and the ability to work on more than one target simultaneously without loss of efficiency or productivity.
Excellent problem-solving capabilities, in combination with a willingness to seek expert assistance and peer advice when required.
An ability to react quickly and positively to changing priorities and unexpected demands in a dynamic and changing environment.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
An ability to communicate effectively results, the risks and challenges of synthetic chemistry and the requirements necessary for success.
Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and able to report back results accurately and in a timely manner. The role includes making presentations to internal groups.
Knowledge of polymers and relevant analytical techniques would be useful.
We look forward to receiving your details