Senior Chemist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
East Midlands
£45,000 to £80,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 - £80000 Per Annum + Benefits
Lilium Direct Ltd
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We have an exciting opportunity for Senior Chemist to join our team here at Concrete4Change!

Job Title: Senior Chemist

Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Remuneration: £45,000 - £80,000 (based on experience) + Benefits (please see below)

- Up to 60% basic salary + balance company share

Start date and end date (approx): This is a permanent position and is available from July 2022

Hours: Full time working hours - a mix of remote, lab and office working

About us:

Concrete4Change (C4C) is a R&D start-up that has secured its first round of private investment and won multiple public grant awards for its ground-breaking technology for carbon sequestration within concrete.

C4C has been a wide range of awards including the United Nations most innovative Net-Zero technology Climate Challenge Cup at COP26 in Glasgow, Royal Academy of Engineering and SGD UN. C4C is looking for a talented and motivated material chemist and/or adsorption and surface Chemistry specialist.

This is the Chief Scientific Officer position with significant progress opportunities in a fast-growing team. You will be working directly with directors in order to deliver the C4C milestones and directly contribute to the R&D technology. Please consider as a small start-up, we cannot provide visa for employees.

Please see the person specification and roles & responsibilities below:


- Min 5 years' experience leading independent research, ability to design and conduct research addressing fundamental scientific questions
- Understanding of laboratory setup, with experience in equipment specification development and procurement
- Knowledge of synthesis, formulation and characterisation of organic and inorganic materials including polymers, and solid adsorbents (IR, UV, Particle histogram via SEM and TEM...)
- R&D experience in the fields of adsorption, adsorbent design, separation technologies, catalyst, materials characterisation and/or carbon capture
- Experience in solid gas adsorption and adsorbent design, sorbent development for gas stripping and capture (CO2 or H2S), Surface area analysis via gas adsorption (BET), physical and chemical adsorption or thermal analysis
- Demonstrated knowledge of catalyst/ materials characterization and/or testing techniques
- Experience in developing proposals/bids writing


- Developed R&D schedules for start-ups and/or experience setting up laboratories for large organisations
- Experience in computational chemistry, analysis and simulation of synthetic materials
- 10+ years post PhD experience in material chemistry
- Experience in carbon capture utilisation and storage
- ICP-OES elemental analysis, surface energy measurement and other techniques.
- Experience in patent writing and grant proposal development


- A MSc or PhD in chemistry or related field.
- 3 or more years of relevant hands-on lab/pilot experience in applied research, or in an industrial setting.

Roles & Responsibilities:

- Develop new technology areas that leverage existing capabilities and expertise, including but not limited to CO2 adsorption and concrete production.
- Develop the C4C IPs for CO2 adsorption technologies.
- Conduct literature review and generate ideas to optimise the C4C carbon capture and utilisation technologies.
- Develop the C4C laboratory operations and arrange and categorise experiments. Plan and conduct R&D research to deliver milestones

Contact Details:
Lilium Direct Ltd
Tel: 023 8111 2269
Contact: Lilium Direct

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