08 Nov, 2021

Chemical Engineer

£40,000 - £50,000 yearly
  • Xampla
  • Bio-Innovation Centre, 25 Cambridge Science Park Road, Milton, Cambridge, UK
Chemical Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals Energy, Renewables & Nuclear Engineering Environment Food & Drink Plastics & Manufacturing Science

Job Description

The Role

The company is seeking a Chemical Engineer to join the team, with the role of:

  • Leading technical work on process design of Xampla’s biodegradable microcapsules
  • Translating chemical lab scale proof of principle to small scale lab process
  • Develop and optimise processes to small pilot scale
  • Manage pilot plant trials and support design of process for production of commercial samples
  • Developing/establishing in-process controls/analytical tools to ensure product quality
  • Maintenance of Lab and Pilot Plant related equipment
  • Liaise with customer R&D and production teams
  • Opportunity to build a team of Lab Technicians/ Research Assistants as the company grows

Candidate Experience

The company is seeking candidates with:

  • A MSc degree or PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline relating to Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Experience on microencapsulation, emulsions and/or microfluidics
  • Experience of polymeric systems
  • Sustainability experience would be beneficial - basic understanding of sustainable bio-based materials and sustainable process development
  • Must be a team player and possess excellent communication skills
  • Must be creative, detail-oriented and must be able to multi-task
  • The right fit for a small, science-led, innovative team and a high-level of autonomy, creativity and independence


  • £40,000 - £50,000 p.a 
  • Share options in a fast-growing Cambridge start-up
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday package

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