Undergraduate Placement - Polyurethane formulation & testing technologist

Expiring today

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Location
Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire (GB)
Salary
£18,500
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is an excellent 12-month placement opportunity for a Chemistry undergraduate to join a small team in an innovative company in growth mode. The successful applicant can expect a daily routine which will consist of 75% Laboratory work and 25% planning, report writing, meetings and materials sourcing.

Full Time

Industrial Placement - Polyurethane formulation & testing technologist - Econic Technologies Limited

Alderley Park, Cheshire


Salary: £18,500
Holidays: 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Degree: Working towards an accredited Chemistry Degree 
Please note: only UNDERGRADUATES can be considered for this placement  
Location: Alderley Park, Cheshire 
Working Hours: 37:5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 1 hour for lunch
Core Hours: 8:30-17:00 
Telephone Interview Dates:  Week commencing 28th or 4th June 2018
Face to Face Interview Dates: Week commencing 11th or 18th June 2018
Start Date: Sept/Oct 2018
Closing date: 23rd May 2018

 

About Econic Technologies
Econic Technologies is a young, highly innovative, and fast growing chemical technology company. The business develops and commercialises novel catalyst technologies to build carbon dioxide into polyurethanes and other polymers. The company's innovative catalysts enable manufacturers to make a whole new generation of everyday plastics – for use in cars, mattresses, running shoes – turning waste CO2 into a benefit for business and our planet.
The successful candidate will be responsible for independent planning of chemical experiments and product testing programmes, whilst also working as part of a team. This exciting placement opportunity will be mostly practical based, with tasks such as carrying out synthesis and analysis for customer-driven application development projects, however they will also need to document and capture all project work and outcomes in a clear, organised and comprehensive manner.

About the placement
This is an excellent 12-month placement opportunity for a Chemistry undergraduate to join a small team in an innovative company in growth mode. The successful applicant can expect a daily routine which will consist of 75% Laboratory work and 25% planning, report writing, meetings and materials sourcing.

The placement student will:
• Develop Polyurethane formulations and prepare compelling samples, generating valuable technical data to help market Econic’s advantages. 
• Characterise the properties of the CO2-based polyols for applications of interest to Econic’s customers.
• Carry out synthesis and analysis for customer driven application development projects.
• Document and capture all project work and outcomes in a clear, organised and comprehensive manner.
• Maintain in-house laboratory equipment.
• Maintain stock levels of consumables and glassware within the labs. Proactively seek to ensure a safe working environment and follow Econic’s safe working practices.

Job Accountabilities:
By the end of the placement, the successful undergraduate will have experience and understanding of:
• Safe laboratory practices and their application in a small team setting where safety is considered the absolute priority and where every team member carries full responsibility for their personal safety and the safety of their colleagues.
• Independent planning of chemical experiments and product testing programmes.
• Planning and conducting analytical experiments.
• Polymer chemistry in the highly relevant growth industry of polyurethanes.
• Product testing and quality assurance techniques.
• The principles of industrial benchmarking and the connection between laboratory chemistry and commercial product performance properties. Statistical analysis and its relevance to industrial research and development.
• The application of design of experiment principles to multivariate formulations
• Report writing and presentation skills.
• Time management
• Team work in a highly energy innovation driven environment.

Relevant Disciplines
Undergraduates only working towards a Chemistry/Materials Science Degree

Additional Information
Please ensure that you are willing and able to live within commutable distance of the company site before applying. This placement will be located at Econic’s headquarters in Alderley Park in Macclesfield, Cheshire with good links to public transport.

During the placement your health will be monitored and activities may vary depending upon the results.
Cogent Life Science Placements Service are managing the recruitment for this placement at our client's request, therefore we ask that applications are made through our website please.


Salary: £18,500
Holidays:24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Degree: Working towards an accredited Chemistry Degree 
Please note: only UNDERGRADUATES can be considered for this placement  
Location: Alderley Park, Cheshire 
Working Hours: 37:5 hours per week Monday -Friday, 1 hour for lunch
Core Hours: 8:30-17:00 
Telephone Interview Dates:  Week commencing 28th or 4th June 2018
Face to Face Interview Dates: Week commencing 11th or 18th June 2018
Start Date: This placement is expected to start September/October 2018.
Closing date: 23rd May 2018