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(Senior) Analytical Development Chemist

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 (Senior) Analytical Development Chemist will be responsible for the development and validation of new analytical methods crucial to advance FluoRok’s emerging technology. Working together with the process development and technology teams you will provide analytical chemistry expertise and you will be instrumental in establishing new protocols for purity determination and quality control of FluoRok’s material portfolio. You will oversee, maintain, and expand FluoRok’s growing analytical suite.

Key Responsibilities
• Conduct analytical tests using a variety of technique such as: HPLC and IC, ICP-OES, NMR
• Develop and validate new analytical methods and sample preparation techniques for both inorganic and organic samples
• Evaluate novel analytical technique to support FluoRok’s synthetic efforts
• Manage day-to-day operation of FluoRok’s analytical suite
• Contribute to the development of reaction and process monitoring tools
• Prepare protocols, reports and operating procedures
• Effectively communicate and present research findings to the wider scientific teams
• Demonstrate technical knowledge on various analytical techniques

Essential
• Degree (BSc / MChem / MSc or equivalent) in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or equivalents
• >4 years industrial experience in an analytical laboratory
• Hands-on experience in some of the following techniques: HPLC and IC, ICP-OES, NMR
• Previous experience in analytical method development and validation
• The ability to work efficiently on your own or as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication in English and interpersonal skills

Desirable
• Experience in electroanalytical techniques (automatic titrations, conductivity measurements).
• Experience in materials analysis (PXRD, SS-NMR, PSD, BET)
• Experience in battery electrolyte analytics
• Experience in handling air sensitive samples (e.g. sample preparation in glovebox)

Pay £30,000-£42,000 per annum