Ossila Limited is undergoing rapid growth and is often recruiting. We are based at the University of Sheffield's North Campus, which gives us the best of both worlds - industry and academia.
Founded in Sheffield in 2009, Ossila Limited is a fast-growing SME that provides a catalogue of specialised materials and equipment to researchers around the world. Approximately 75% of our sales are exported to more than 600 institutions in over 50 countries, and we have many of the world's leading research institutions as customers.
We are looking to expand rapidly in the next few years, and are searching for enthusiastic people to help us grow and believe that. In return, Ossila offers the opportunity to join an exciting enterprise and experience life in a high-growth, high-tech environment.
We aim to provide technically-challenging projects and exposure to aspects of commercial activities. Previous student projects have also led to entirely new business units and permanent positions.
Polymer Synthesis Chemist
Salary: £20,000-25,000 per year
Contract Type: Permanent Job (subject to 1 year probationary period)
Closing Date: 18/09/2017
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Our vibrant team is currently seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated synthetic chemist to join us in providing semiconducting materials in the field of organic electronics including OFETs, OPVs, and perovskite solar cells and to deliver its growth. You will be tasked with identifying, sourcing, developing, and synthesising materials to grow Ossila’s materials catalogue. Your work environment will be a modern laboratory that is currently based in the University of Sheffield - with an immediate start.
The candidate will be provided with H&S training, equipment training, and other training with a standard induction at the start of the job. The candidate should be highly motivated, with a great interest in working in a lab-based environment. The candidate is expected to have good knowledge of polymer chemistry, with experience in handling chemicals and well-versed in COSHH and MSDS safety procedures. Hands-on experience of low band-gap polymer semiconductor synthesis is highly desirable.
This role will also involve a high degree of communication with our customers and colleagues, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to deliver solutions to our customers while working with a high degree of coordination alongside internal colleagues.
For details on how to apply please download the job full description here.
Unfortunately, Ossila is unable to sponsor work permits. Therefore, we require candidates to either be EU nationals or current UK work permit holders.