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Principal Scientist/Engineer – Process Technology

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Job Details

  • £45,000 to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Centre for Process Innovation, National Formulation Centre, Sedgefield
  • Closes 28th January 2018
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CPI-542-17: Principal Scientist / Engineer – Process Technology
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type: Permanent, 37 hours per week (reduced / flexible hours would be considered)
Location: National Formulation Centre, Sedgefield

The Role

The Centre for Process Innovation has an opportunity for a Principal Scientist / Engineer (Process Technology) to work with the National Formulation Centre, leading the development of a CPI capability specialising in scale-up (both for batch and continuous production) of formulations and raw materials used in the formulation industry. Duties of the role includes:

  • To lead the development of Process Technology practice within Formulation and ensure that development aligns with Formulation business strategy.
  • To translate Process Technology strategy and practice into deliverable plans to achieve Formulation business objectives.
  • To identify new developments and trends (markets, (internal) customers, etc.), translate these into Formulation building blocks for others and/or opportunities in area of Process Technology and initiate the creation of (new) technological innovations/applications.
  • To keep up with external developments in Process Technology and ensure development, transfer and retention of new and state of the art knowledge.
  • To build, maintain and exploit a network of relevant (inter)national external stakeholders, customers, partners, research organisations and authorities, represent Formulation in networks and discuss and lobby for projects and future developments.
  • To provide specific technical support to the Business Development Team relating to proposal/project development and direct customer engagement.

The Person

Candidates should be educated to at least Degree (preferably PhD or Chartership) level in Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry and have significant experience in Process Technology, preferably having had industrial experience in the Formulation area. Significant, demonstrated laboratory experience in both batch and continuous scale-up of liquid formulations and raw materials is highly desirable. Candidates will be able to effectively use Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ideal candidate will be committed to, and actively seek opportunities to develop themselves within this new and exciting role.

If you want to develop your career and work on a varied range of projects and are ready to take initiative and handle increased responsibility we would like to speak with you.

The Company

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes. Operating across a broad range of technologies, we support our partners at every step of the way; from concept to market; business support to technology development; from scale up to supply chain intervention.

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

How to Apply

The closing date is 28 January 2018.

If you have the skills and experience required for this position please apply by completing the application form on the company website: www.uk-cpi.com/careers. Please note only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

This role is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 through project CIF ESM Outreach (25R15P00459).

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