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Naturbeads is a young startup scaling up a new technology to reduce microplastics in our environment.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish. If you, like us, believe that the time to act on this is now, join our company and contribute to reduce plastic pollution on our planet!

We have an opening for a Chemical Engineer 

 

Technical Manager

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If you are interested in working with us send your candidature to contact@naturbeads.com

Chemist

You will be working together with our Protein Chemist, as well as with Naturbeads engineer and technicians, to develop customized beads as carriers of macromolecules and cells for cutting edge applications in bio-catalysis and laboratory grown meat.

Due to us being a small start-up, the role suits someone who enjoys working autonomously, in a fast paced, unstructured environment where you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and solve any new challenge that the day-to-day activities will bring you. In exchange you will be rewarded with a great experience, working with a friendly and committed team, with amazing opportunities for career progression as we expect to accelerate our growth in the coming months, you will be trained on a diverse range of equipment, and you will contribute to create a new category of cellulose-based products that will help us reduce our reliance on plastic and save our planet from microplastics pollution.

Salary depending on experience and qualifications (starting from £1700/month)

Working hours: 37 hours per week

Flexible starting date: ASAP

Essential skills

Degree in Chemistry (BS. or MSc.)

Previous laboratory experience is a plus

Comfortable in reading academic papers and patents

Great interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues and project partners

Please send your CV and cover letter to: contact@naturbeads.com.

This internship is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Chemical Engineer

Naturbeads is looking to hire a chemical/process engineer to focus on the design, prototyping and testing of a novel membrane-based emulsification apparatus for its proprietary process for the mass production of cellulose microbeads.

The engineer will work with the Naturbeads’ team to understand the needs of our process, identifying key requirements and perform modelling and calculations to finalise the optimal design for our process. You have the ability to move from conceptual design to prototyping and testing of unit operations. You will liaise with manufacturers to de-risk the design, fabricate prototypes to test in our pilot plant, and identify a sustainable supply chain for the final product.

The ideal candidate will be highly creative in addressing the technical challenges related to bringing an invention to commercialization and will enjoy working in an unstructured environment where every day is different bringing new challenges and opportunities. You are comfortable with changing priorities and adaptable to work in a fast-paced environment. You prefer a flat organization where everyone from the junior technician to the CEO contributes with the best of their knowledge and expertise to the success of the company.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with experience in membranes, CFD, with hands-on experience in building prototypes, testing, and capable of delivering projects on time. The results of your work will have a major impact on our scale up and commercialization process and your will contribute to preventing hundreds of thousand of plastic microbeads from entering the environment and polluting our planet.

Essential Skills

MEng degree in chemical/process engineering (or equivalent experience)

Knowledge of CFD software and/or emulsification processes a plus.

Comfortable in reading academic papers and patents

Great interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues and project partners

Salary depending on experience and qualifications

Send your CV and cover letter to: contact@naturbeads.com

Chemist

You will be working together with our Protein Chemist, as well as with Naturbeads engineer and technicians, to develop customized beads as carriers of macromolecules and cells for cutting edge applications in bio-catalysis and laboratory grown meat.

Due to us being a small start-up, the role suits someone who enjoys working autonomously, in a fast paced, unstructured environment where you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and solve any new challenge that the day-to-day activities will bring you. In exchange you will be rewarded with a great experience, working with a friendly and committed team, with amazing opportunities for career progression as we expect to accelerate our growth in the coming months, you will be trained on a diverse range of equipment, and you will contribute to create a new category of cellulose-based products that will help us reduce our reliance on plastic and save our planet from microplastics pollution.

Salary depending on experience and qualifications (starting from £1700/month)

Working hours: 37 hours per week

Flexible starting date: ASAP

Essential skills

Degree in Chemistry (BS. or MSc.)

Previous laboratory experience is a plus

Comfortable in reading academic papers and patents

Great interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues and project partners

Please send your CV and cover letter to: contact@naturbeads.com.

This internship is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.