Formulation and Printing Engineer

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Job purpose

We are looking for acandidate to join the team at BeFC to provide technical expertise in the areasof formulation, coating and printing technologies.

The candidate will beinvolved in internal/external R&D projects and associated in novelbioelectrodes and process development.

Source and nature of management provided

The post holder will be line managed by the R&D(Innovation) Manager and will work closely with team members across differentprojects.

Staff management responsibility

A limited supervision of students may berequired, however there is no expectation from the post holder to perform staffmanagerial duties.

Career and professional development activities

BeFCencourage and support the personal and professional development of our staff.Individual development needs will be identified through a regular reviewprocess.

Special conditions

Fromtime to time, the post holder may be asked to assist with ContinuingProfessional Development (CPD) activities. This will form part of a substantiverole and no additional payment for these activities should be expected.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a strongscientific interest and desire to develop expertise in formulation and depositionprocesses associated with enzymatic biofuel cells.

1) Material synthesis/functionalization        

2) Dispersion and formulation associated with different printing processes

3) Implementation of processes at the laboratory scale and pilots

4) Material characterization (rheology, mechanical, surface tension, roughness, porosity,  conductivity, ...)

5) Electrochemical characterization

6) Data analysis and processing

7) Creation of technical reports

8) Communication of findings

9) Compliance with statutory and company regulations/protocols



Essential Qualifications/Experience/Attributes

Graduate  with an engineering or scientific background (Masters degree or equivalent)

Graduate from a Master’s degree  program in Chemistry/ Polymer chemistry.

Skills in physico-chemistry of solutions

Experience in formulation (water based)

Experience in printing processes

Experience with material characterization (rheology, mechanical, surface tension,  roughness, porosity, conductivity, ...)

Enjoy  laboratory work and care about the quality of your results and their  documentation

Organized and rigorous in your work

Proactive, polyvalent and able to work autonomously

You are objective oriented and challenges stimulate you

Take pride in the quality of their work

Ability to work efficiently, both in a team and autonomously

Translate complex ideas into clear,  logical, and accurate documents

Creative  problem-solver


Desirable Qualifications/Experience/Attributes

Project  management

Experience with quality management systems

Knowledge of the battery and biofuel cell technology landscapes

Expertise in electrochemistry

Expertise in chemistry

Understanding of English language, both writtenand oral