Chemist - Fluorescent Nanoparticles - Cambs

My clients in Cambridgeshire are looking for a Chemist - Fluorescent Nanoparticles. This role is commutable from Cambridge, Bedford, St. Neots, Huntingdon, Sandy, Yaxley. KEY RESULT AREAS:
• Design, synthesis, purification, functionalisation, and characterisation of novel fluorescent nanoparticles for use in fluorescence imaging.
• Repeat syntheses of fluorescent nanoparticles already established within the company.
• Widen the company Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio by inventing novel concepts and technical solutions. MAIN ACTIVITIES:
• Synthesis, purification, functionalisation, and characterisation of novel fluorescent nanoparticles to meet technical performance requirements. Produce proposals to adapt and improve fluorescent nanoparticles according to performance and specification requirements.
• Repeat syntheses of fluorescent nanoparticles already established within the company.
• Assist in identification and contacting external experts to accelerate progress and evaluate new proposals.
• Identification of Intellectual Property (IP), filing of invention disclosures, and providing feedback to ensure high quality patent applications. KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Essential:
• Chemistry PhD, or a Chemistry degree coupled with equivalent industrial work experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in the design, synthesis, purification, functionalisation, and characterisation of novel nanoparticles to meet a technical need.
• Clear and confident communication when discussing complex technical concepts, with the ability to tailor to appropriate levels for different audiences.
• Strong team-work and the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary / cross-functional teams. Desirable
• Experience with the applications of fluorescent tags for use in fluorescence imaging.
• Experience of working with luminescent materials.
• Experience in organic synthesis.
• Experience in the Stöber process for making silica nanoparticles.
• Experience with Dynamic Light Scattering and Zeta Potential analytical techniques.
• Experience of programming for automation of data analysis.
• Experience of generation of Intellectual Property (IP).
• Experience of evaluation of market needs and construction of business cases.
• Experience in identifying collaboration partners. Salary circa £36k per annum but flexible for the right candidate. To apply for this Chemist - Fluorescent Nanoparticles role in Cambridgeshire please contact us ASAP This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/92467093

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