Specialist Particle Scientist/Crystallisation Scientist

Location: Berkshire/Switzerland Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2431

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Specialist to work within the Process Studies group of a multinational company, offering World-class scientific expertise. The company offers an extensive array of benefits as part of their employee-focused approach. With further growth and investment scheduled, this is a great time to join an established business with exciting future plans.

In this role, you will be developing to lead the science, manage a small team of experienced scientists and offer expertise in crystallisation/particle science, delivering fundamental knowledge to underpin the efficient manufacture of crop protection products.

This role offers a flexible option for promotion on transition to a leadership role in Switzerland.

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD or Degree in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Process Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills with a strong positive approach
  • Excellent technical expertise in crystal science or particle science
  • Experience in surface physical science and its application to organic chemistry systems (reactions and physical processes), with an understanding of solid-state science and process development
  • Experience of tackling process challenges and creating innovative solutions in an industrial environment or within extensive industrial collaboration is highly desirable
  • An understanding of scale-up, manufacturing support and product development is advantageous but not essential
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills for global networking
  • High standards of scientific rigour, creative, self-motivated and well-organised

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise in crystallisation and solid-state science
  • Lead a small physical science team to deliver expertise in applying quantitative crystallisation, thermodynamics and kinetics to design and control particle processes, with a focus on development
  • Develop a depth of experience over time to be a significant source of crystallisation expertise
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to identify and progress projects, in order to guide and lead delivery of improvements to technological and manufacturing capability, cost and HSE performance.
  • Actively drive and engage cross-functional, cross-site teams. Build relationships with key contacts in other departments in pursuit of overall goals and objectives
  • Monitor external scientific and technology advances, identifying and progressing appropriate responses, including appropriate academic collaborations. Use information to both address current project challenges and raise scientific capability.
  • Seek patent cover where appropriate in order to record and protect the IP which arises from the efforts of the team


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