Post Doctoral Scientist - Temp (12 months) in Cambridgeshire

Job Purpose:

To develop next generation of organic electronic materials by designing and synthesising new functional materials (monomers, polymers, or small molecules) to a high level of purity. Work within a multidisciplinary team to develop an understanding of material performance. Support the Health & Safety program and assist with the day-to-day running of the chemistry laboratories.



  • Creative contribution to brainstorms, studies and project meeting discussions.
  • Proposal of novel materials and provision of recommendations to solve chemical synthetic issues.
  • Execution of simple and complex synthetic organic chemistry transformations on small to large scales, to a high standard of purity, with high-quality documentation.
  • Full characterization of all materials prepared and highlighting of anomalies in the results.
  • Compilation of results in a timely and accurate manner and in the required format (for example written, verbal or formal presentation).
  • Ensure that health and safety standards are being met and maintained. Work safely within the laboratory environment; carry out COSHH and risk assessments of processes.
  • Line management and training/coaching responsibilities as required.

The Client is looking for someone with:

  • Strong scientific credentials, curiosity, and an interest in multidisciplinary research.
  • Ability to acquire new skills and areas of expertise.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of polymers and relevant analytical techniques would be useful.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills across scientific disciplines.



  • Chemistry PhD or equivalent experience in an industrial or academic environment.
  • Excellent ability in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry.
  • Experience within one or several of the following areas would be highly beneficial:
  • Synthesis of functional materials for OLEDs, OPV, OTFT, OTEG, or battery applications.
  • Synthesis of organometallic or coordination compounds.
  • Experience with electrochemistry.
  • Surface chemistry and / or functionalization of nanoparticles.



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