Graduate Research Scientist - Internship

£4,000 for 3 months
09 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity for Graduate Research Scientist is now available at ANB Sensors Ltd, for a talented Chemistry/Chemical Engineering graduate. The successful intern will be using electrochemical techniques and electrode manufacturing equipment, to develop ANBSensors novel pH sensing technology. The work will take place in a communal laboratory, allowing the intern to work in a dynamic environment.   Royal Society of Chemistry

Salary: £4,000 for 3 month internship  
Holidays: 6 days + Bank holidays  
Working Hours:  9:00 -17:00 37 hrs per week  
Interview dates:  Week commencing 17th July 2017   
Start date:  Early August 2017  
Degree / relevant disciplines: Graduates BSc/BEng MChem/MSc/MEng (chemistry/Chemical Engineering)   
Closing Date: 7th July 2017  

About ANB Sensors Ltd 

ANB Sensors Ltd is an SME developing novel pH sensors for oceanographic and water monitoring purposes. From our discussions with water sensor manufacturers and oceanographers alike, it is evident there is an unmet need to develop a smart, autonomous, calibration free pH sensor. Earlier versions of the pH sensor have been deployed in oceans up to 3000 meter depths and in coastal waters off of California. From these results, ANB now has a set of priority recommendations for its next version sensor.

Job role 

Aim: Develop, optimize and deliver ANBSensors’ chemical based sensing transducer to end users for validation in their laboratories. ANB has a list of industry requirements that its front end transducer chemistry has to meet; optimization of the sensor chemistry for lifetime and environmental conditions is key to the success of the entire project. This development work is the focus of this internship.  The internship will involve using electrochemical techniques and electrode manufacturing equipment to produce a number of test electrodes. Their performance will be characterised using a range of techniques and in a number of industrially relevant matrices. Through this work the intern will help establish quality checks for future manufacturing protocols. During the internship we expect to have meetings with potential end users and sensor manufacturers, and it is proposed that the intern will attend and present at these meetings.

Job accountabilities 

The internship will involve engagement with the ANBSensors’ team and with its stakeholders, both at a technical and a business level. Technically, the intern will gain a working knowledge of electrochemistry, electro analysis, sensor manufacturing and environmental testing. Through the project, the student will become familiar with and given tuition on Technology Readiness Level Indicators. 

The work will take place in a communal laboratory, allowing the intern to work in a dynamic environment with both older and younger peers, and actively engage in the upkeep of the laboratory; ensuring best practices (HSE policies, COSH, SOP) are always followed. The intern will be expected to present results to stakeholders, enhancing their business and presentation skills, will be embedded into the culture of a start-up company and be provided with knowledge about the company, our goals and how we are setting out to achieve them. Furthermore, they will be exposed to Intellectual Property procedures through engagement with ANB Sensors CEO, an Intellectual Property Attorney. 


Technical Skills:  

  • Chemistry/Chemical Engineering degree 1st, 2:1 (if not graduated, proof of grade or predicted grade and an academic reference)
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices
  • Working knowledge of Electrochemical Systems


  • Working in industrial/environment project
  • Enjoys working on targeted and focused projects with clear goals.
  • Experience in experimental design and device construction/design


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Working knowledge of Matlab
  • Development of GUI

Soft Skills: 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills documentation of work and practices
  • Ability to work in a communal environment and as part of the team both at UoH and with ANB staff and consultants
  • Make independent decisions on routine issues.
  • Coordinate/communicate work efforts within the organization and with external clients


  • Marketing to external clients
  • Understanding of Business Strategies 

Relevant disciplines:  

Graduates only: BSc/BEng MChem/MSc/MEng (chemistry/Chemical Engineering) 

  • Graduate
  • Postgraduates
  • PhD
  • Person returning to work after a career break 

Additional Information  

Please ensure that you are willing and able to live within commutable distance of the company site before applying. This placement is located in Hull. Cogent Life Science Placements Service are managing the recruitment for this internship at our client's request, therefore we ask that applications are made through our website please.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. 54, 000 members and a worldwide knowledge business that spans the globe, it is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 175 years of history and an international vision for the future. The Royal Society of Chemistry as part of its small companies programme, EnterprisePlus ( has granted a small number of companies funding for internships for those already graduated including those returning to work. You will need to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry by the time you take up the internship and can join here f you have an gross income (before tax) income below £26,000 you can access a 50% discount below per annum embership also include significant career support including face to face or telephone career consultations