Materials Scientist (KTP Associate)
graduate job
Expires10 days

Materials Scientist (KTP Associate)

Job description

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self motivated physics/engineering/chemistry graduate to lead a project to develop novel systems and processes for the application of ultra-thin plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition (PACVD/PECVD) coatings to samples for scanning electron microscopy, to facilitate entry into new markets and developing innovative technology and chemical precursors. This position is a 24-month fixed-term contract.

Starting: September/October 2018.

What we are looking for

  • A commercial aptitude and the ability to understand the needs of internal and external customers and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • An ambition and ability to take ownership of a challenging and impactful technical project
  • Have a methodical and considered approach to project planning and management
  • Have the aptitude to apply technologies developed through research to a commercial scenario

Knowledge of the following, ideally with practical application through project work, placement and/or work experience:

  • Chemical and physical vapour deposition of materials
  • Modelling particle deposition
  • Characterisation of surface coatings
  • Synthesis of chemicals
  • Devising modular apparatus

Knowledge and experience of the following is desirable:

Sample preparation, vacuum technology, process development; chemical synthesis, toxicological and environmental safety; extraction of vapour or particulate/contaminated waste; cost benefit analysis; production of pure metal files; and evaluating electron absorbing/conduction characteristics

An interest in microscopy is also desirable.


The successful candidate will have BSc/BEng Hons in physics/engineering/chemistry, along with a higher degree (MPhys/MEng/MChem/PhD) ideally in plasma science/metallurgical science/material science/chemistry, reflecting the need for theoretical knowledge research enquiry and laboratory skills. Candidates without a higher degree who can demonstrate work experience which substitutes for a higher degree will be considered.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • transport engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • chemistry
  • materials science
  • electronic and electrical engineering

How to apply

If you have questions please contact us:
T: 01273 642424

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 01/07/2018

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Closing date: 01/07/2018


Additional job details

Number of vacanciesOne
LocationEast Sussex, Lewes
Additional location informationRegular travel to the University of Brighton

£26,600 - £30,000

Salary depending on qualifications and experience, plus a £4,000 personal development budget

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