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6th Oct

CTO - Senior Material Scientist

— Opportunity to join senior leadership team

Location:
Leeds
Type:
Salary:
Up to £50,000 share options
  • A great role for a senior Chemical Engineer/Material Scientist
  • A sustainable focused biotech
  • Opportunity to be a key player in their success
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a CTO in a rapidly growing Biotech company that using food waste to develop bioplastics and innovative materials. The role will be based at the client’s Leeds Research & Development facility, managing to laboratories and establishing the pilot production plant.

They are looking for a trustworthy, collaborative and knowledgeable CTO to join our senior leadership team for the next phase of growth. The CTO will take responsibility for R&D activities to develop and manufacture innovative materials from lab scale, through to pilot trials, and full-scale deployments.

What you’ll be doing?

This is a varied role encompassing a broad range of responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Create technical roadmaps and overarching strategy to align technical activities with overall business goals whilst addressing agreed Objectives and Key Results.
  • Develop efficient tracking processes for monitoring performance, deliverable timelines and streamlining technical activities;
  • Enable the team to develop and grow our R&D capabilities, review existing equipment, resources and processes and implement changes/improvements where required;
  • Keep a keen eye on technical developments in markets of interest, working closely with the commercial team on developing and maintaining cutting edge value propositions;
  • Provide support to client engagements, develop and maintain strong relationships with our partners whilst actively pursuing key input from them;
  • Manage, support and mentor our technical teams (Product Development and Production) focusing on the engagement, motivation and growth of your colleagues as a team and individually;
  • Lead on developing the company’s IP strategy to ensure we maintain a cutting edge approach and competitive advantage;
  • Support writing grant applications and funding opportunities to accelerate development and decrease time to market;
  • Lead on organisational Health & Safety and accreditation.
What they are looking for?
  • A PhD and/or Masters degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, chemistry, or a related science field;
  • Extensive experience in a senior technical position within chemical, materials and science-related sector with a preference for those with experience in scale-up and deployment of innovative new products/solutions;
  • Experience managing, mentoring and guiding lab-based R&D teams;
  • Experience with computational modelling and sensitivity analysis of processes using software such as SuperPro or Aspen;
  • History of adaptable approach to project management and good delivery within constraints and resources of a small high growth company.
What you’ll get in return for your experience?

You will be a key player in the success of the company that is looking to rapidly expand over the next couple of years. There is a great salary on offer along with company pension and a great working environment.

What's next?

For more information or to apply, apply directly to this advert to speak with Zoe Davies
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Who's managing this role?

Zoe Davies

Zoe Davies

— Senior Recruiter Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

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