Graduate Scientist
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Graduate Scientist

Job description

Wootzano is looking for a motivated junior scientist to work on developing a novel electronic skin our company has been commercialising. The electronic skin has already gained immense momentum by various companies and has been focussed towards the robotic end effector market. The role will be supported for the first 12 months by Teesside University who will provide mentoring support from experienced academics in the field.

The candidate will be working within the cleanrooms and various R&D labs to formulate devise experiments. These experiments range from synthesis of nanostructures to increasing the stretchability of our sensors by over 200%. The candidate will also get an opportunity to work within sample production facilities and will be part of the ambitious scaling up process during the manufacturing of our novel electronic skin.

The role is full time working mainly at the Sedgefield location at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) but may occasionally be asked to travel to clients on-site address or Wootzano’s main office in Edinburgh, Scotland (reasonable travel subsistence costs will be paid for by Wootzano).

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate should be creative and keen to apply their existing software development skills to an emerging field of technology. They should enjoy improving their skills and working within a friendly and dynamic team. The candidate should also be able to think out of the box and must have prior research experience.

Mandatory skills

  • In-depth knowledge of chemistry
  • Chemical processes knowledge
  • Strong technical, analytical, problem-solving skills
  • Independent working ability
  • Knowledge of working with elastomers

Desirable skills

  • Adhesives such as conductive epoxy
  • Experience in polymer testing and manufacturing facilities

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter, giving a detailed account of your experience, skills and knowledge in relation to the requirements posed above.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20/03/2019

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Closing date: 20/03/2019


Additional job details

LocationCounty Durham

Competitive salary

Working hoursFull-time

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