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Production Chemist/Technician

About us
We are FluoRok, a fast-growing VC-backed start-up that is reinventing the way fluorochemicals are produced. Spun-out of the University of Oxford in 2022, FluoRok is developing safe, sustainable and lower-cost routes towards key fluorinated materials that are fundamental to our daily life and energy transition, e.g. agrochemicals & Li-ion battery electrolyte salts. FluoRok’s mission is to find new solutions to improve people’s health and food security, all while reducing our impact on the planet. We are based at leading innovation campus, ARC Oxford in new state-of-the-art facilities which opened in December 2023.

We offer a competitive benefits package with private pension, private health insurance and share options plan.

For more information contact us at info@fluorok.com.

Overview
The Production Chemist/Technician will be a target-oriented scientist working at the forefront of science, engineering, and technology. As a member of the technology team, you will be responsible for contributing to the development of our new, safe, and disruptive fluorinating processes through scaling-up our technology and study of process robustness. You will be part of a growing team of inspiring and supportive scientists and engineers working to revolutionize fluorination chemistry worldwide.

Key Responsibilities
• First-hand opportunity to scale-up a range of technologies to industry-relevant kilogram-plus scales
• Scale-up production of material for sampling and downstream processes
• Conduct process robustness and stress-testing studies on our technology
• Design and develop safety practices on scale, whilst contributing to the general high safety standards of the company
• Routinely conduct quality control (QC) and stage-gate analysis of materials

Essential
• Degree (BSc/MChem/MSc or equivalent) in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent industrial experience in scale-up/production role
• Experience in working on scale using jacketed reactor vessels (>20 L) or equivalent
• Experience in carrying out safety assessment of scale-up processes
• The ability to work efficiently on your own or as part of a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and chemistry software suites (Scifinder, Chemdraw etc etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication in English and interpersonal skills
• Right to live and work in the UK

Desirable
• Experience in process analytical technology (PAT)
• Scale-up experience in both batch and continuous regimes

Pay £30,000 – £38,000 per year