Synthetic Chemist

Location: Daresbury, Warrington

Salary: £32,000 – £40,000

Hours: Full time 

Contract Type: Permanent 


Role Overview 

Quantum Science Ltd (QS) has an exciting opportunity for a Synthetic Chemist to join our expanding R&D team and take a pivotal role in research and development of colloidal quantum dots and other advanced nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications.


Company and Business Overview 

Quantum Science is an award-winning company focusing on 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 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.


We work closely with research and business partners to develop innovative technology and then license the developed technology to create a win-win partnership with our customers. 


Our company is based in TechSpace One, Sci Tech Daresbury, Warrington.


Main tasks and responsibility 

  • Responsible for the development of novel colloidal quantum dots and other nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications.
  • Routine characterisation of colloidal quantum dots and nanomaterials using different techniques.
  • Analyse experimental data and suggest solutions to improve target properties within quantum dot synthesis.
  • Work closely with the R&D team to advance the company technologies, increasing competitiveness.
  • Write invention disclosures to protect inventions and strengthen the company IP.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate and present technical results to team members of varying technical backgrounds.
  • Maintain work environment safety and product integrity.


Skills and experience

  • PhD in chemistry, material science, or equivalent degree.
  • Experience in design, synthesis, and characterisation of colloidal quantum dots and other nanocrystals.
  • A can-do and hands-on attitude as well as being a good team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Well organised and able to manage, prioritise, and address forthcoming issues.
  • Be creative and innovative to generate and implement ideas.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving.
  • IT skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


  • Achieving project milestones. 
  • Reporting results to Team Leader in a timely manner. 
  • All invention disclosures/patents filed in a timely manner.
  • All samples are sent to other teams and customers in a timely manner.
  • Perform proper characterisation on samples.
  • 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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