Particle Scientist

  • PAYE
  • England South East Bracknell
  • Contract
  • Life Sciences
  • Petrochemical
Particle Scientist - Bracknell

NES Fircroft are working with a large science-based agtech company who are looking for a Particle Scientist to work with them on a 12 month basis.

Our client is passionate about sustainably feeding the world and providing growers with the best solutions to do this. They are committed to developing new products and exploring how formulation technologies can deliver benefits to both growers and society. This is an exciting area of R&D requiring high levels of innovation & collaboration.

To support our ambitions, following internal development of current staff, we are seeking an energised and motivated analytical scientist who is excited by the opportunity to partner with our formulation chemists to deliver new products.

About our client

Our client dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of their 50,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of their ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.

The employees reflect the diversity of their customers, the markets where they operate and the communities which they serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.

The site hosts a vibrant multi-disciplinary scientific community of around 800 people.  Located between Maidenhead and Bracknell it offers a spacious and green campus environment with comprehensive sports facilities, catering facilities & social clubs.

About the Role: 

We are recruiting a Particle Scientist to work within our clients Process Studies Group at its Jealott’s Hill research site, Bracknell, UK.  This role will provide crystallisation and surface physical science expertise for new and existing processes and products. Using leading edge equipment, you will be part of a diverse, global team carrying out business specific and long-term cross-disciplinary strategic research.

What are we looking for?
  • Lab experience in physical property measurement (e.g. melting point determination, spectroscopy, surface area analysis, or solubility etc.)
  • Interest in learning about crystallisation and running lab experiments
  • Scientific curiosity to learn new techniques, explore new innovations and their application to solve problems in projects.
  • Experience in automation of experimental and/or data analysis would be an advantage.
  • Experience or knowledge of the challenges faced in an industrial environment is desirable.

Education and Personal Attributes
  • A degree in a physical science discipline or chemical/process engineering
  • Driven by solving technical challenges with an ability and desire to innovate across process and product design. 
  • With high standards of scientific rigour, you should be creative, self-motivated and well organised.
  • As part of a global network, you should have excellent communication and team-working skills. 
If this role excites you and you believe you have what we need, then we’d love to hear from you, whatever your industrial or academic background.

To apply for this position, please forward your updated CV.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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