Senior Chemical Engineer - Silicon Materials
Nexeon is a material science company and we?re developing novel silicon materials for the next generation of lithium ion batteries.? We?ve recently been awarded a multi-million pound Innovate UK grant for one of our research programmes and are now looking for a number of high calibre scientists and engineers to join us and work on that project.
We?re a small company and are keen to build our team with people who are comfortable working in an agile and flexible environment, while able to demonstrate real scientific rigour.? Our strong relationships with leading battery manufacturers mean that we are well informed of customer requirements and feedback, so our work is always relevant and focussed on making a difference.
Key Responsibilities & Duties
This is a hands on laboratory or pilot plant based role which will be involved in the synthesis of carbon and silicon composite materials.? Although this is a chemical engineering role, it will be based in a development team, working with scientists as part of our strategy of developing new material concepts and production processes in tandem.
The candidate will have a first degree in Chemical Engineering (or a relevant and related field) together with a higher degree and/or relevant industrial experience.
Technical experience will include some or all of the following:
synthesis of carbon and silicon composite materials, especially powders, including exposure to pilot or production scale manufacture;
designing structured experiments and analysis utilising statistical methodologies;
chemical processes related to silicon and/or carbon e. g.
fabrication of porous silicon and carbon materials;
deposition of silicon from donor materials (e. g. chemical vapour deposition, or CVD);
properties, fabrication and chemical behaviour of silicon and carbon particles and structures at nano-scale;
etching using chemical and other methods;
mechanical and heat processes for processing silicon and carbon; fabrication and chemical behaviour of silicon alloys
This position is most likely to be suitable for a Senior Chemical Engineer level candidate with significant industrial experience.? More junior candidates with highly relevant experience and/or a strong track record of achievement in a relevant field are also encouraged to apply.