Chemical Engineer

Reading, Berkshire (GB)
08 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017
Chemicals, Engineering
Contract Type
Full Time

Johnson Matthey is a leading international FTSE 100 speciality chemicals company underpinned by science, technology and our people. A leader in sustainable technologies, many of our products enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Johnson Matthey employs around 13,000 people in over 30 countries and the Technology Centre undertakes research work for the group.

This is an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work within the Core-science, physical science modelling group based at Sonning Common as a Materials or Chemical Engineering Researcher.

Key responsibilities:                                                                        

  • To conduct world class industrial research in the area of materials or chemical engineering
  • To apply complex physical understanding to systems of importance for JM and develop an independent collaborative portfolio of projects within JMTC and across business units

  • Keep abreast of developments within field of speciality and actively participate in advancing knowledge

  • Use acquired expertise to enhance the field of specialism within JMTC and the broader JM community

  • Where appropriate develop external relationships (industry and academia) with a view to creating technical and scientific collaboration, this could also include supporting student projects

  • Maintain and propagate the highest EHS standards in accordance with JM requirements.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have:

  • A PhD or significant relevant experience in the modelling of materials and/or chemical engineering

  • Experience in one or more of thermodynamic modelling, statistical modelling, process modelling, reaction engineering modelling, linking multiscale process together

  • The ability to use your expertise to enhance underpinning research and knowledge within the organisation

  • An appreciation of the chemical viewpoint and how to combine the underlying physics and chemistry to the engineering modelling applications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with other scientists both inside and outside of JM.

We offer a competitive package including, amongst other benefits, a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, medical benefits and after a qualifying period, a share incentive plan. All employees are encouraged to further their personal development through training and education by the Company.

How to apply:

Internal candidates should advise their line manager before applying. If you wish to be considered for this role, please apply on-line with your up-to-date CV and covering letter. Applicants have 4 weeks from the date of posting (2nd November 2017) to apply for this vacancy.

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