Production Chemist 

Location: Daresbury, Warrington

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Overview 

As a growing and successful business, Quantum Science (QS) continues to expand its team.

The company has an exciting new opportunity for a Production Chemist who is looking to start their career in the advanced materials industry. The candidate will have excellent training and development opportunities and take a pivotal role in the process development and production of colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) and other advanced nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications.


Company and Business Overview 

Quantum Science is an award-winning material innovation company focusing on the research and development of quantum dots and other advanced materials. We contribute to society through material innovation to transform short-wave infrared image sensor technology for consumer markets. We provide innovative technology to the semiconductor industry to enable cutting-edge products at low cost.


We have fostered strong relationships with leading research organisations and industrial partners to keep us at the forefront of innovation while achieving a stable foundation thanks to investors who share our long-term vision.


Our company is based in TechSpaceOne, Daresbury National Laboratory, Warrington, United Kingdom.


Main tasks and responsibility 

  • Plan and develop safe and cost-effective manufacturing processes for colloidal quantum dots, scaling up from lab to full-scale commercial process meeting material demands of industrial partners and contractors in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical solutions and troubleshoot manufacturing issues based on the safety protocols and environmental and regulatory requirements to ensure best products at pilot and industrial production scale.
  • Assess the equipment and facilities during the scale-up process including the maintenance schedules and overall equipment effectiveness to ensure an efficient utilization of resources.
  • Work closely with R&D and scale up team members for tech transfer from R&D to pilot plan and/or full-scale manufacturing
  • Carry out the continual optimisation & development of the existing & new product lines to ensure their best quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Provide and document all SOP for manufacturing processes and testing techniques for existing and new products.
  • Provide written reports covering undertaken work in a timely manner.


Skills and experience 

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, or a similar discipline.
  • Laboratory experience in nanomaterial synthesis and characterisation would be advantageous.
  • Industrial experience in multi-stage process development, setting up reactors and manufacturing lines and scaling up products, particularly colloidal quantum dots and nanomaterials is beneficial.
  • Confident with a practical hands-on approach in the lab and excellent self-starter as well as a dedicated team member.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.


  • Achieving project milestones. 
  • Reporting results to Team Leader in a timely manner. 
  • All samples are sent to QS teams and customers in a timely manner.
  • Identify needed equipment and carry out procurement if necessary.

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary.
  • Performance-related bonus system.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Life insurance.


Qualified candidates should send the CV to

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