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Description: R&D Scientist

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£37,000 - £50,000 p.a. depending on experience and equity
Closing date
28 Apr 2023

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Do you want to impact the world as part of a young deep-tech company?

NANOVERY is seeking bright, inventive chemists who can fearlessly enter new knowledge domains and join our passionate and adventurous team.

We are in a very exciting phase of growth and development with much potential for impact on the world. Working with us, you can expect a nurturing and warm working environment and a rare opportunity to be involved in the early success of a new technology, with rewards in the form of a share option scheme and progression to leadership roles.

Role: Proposing, executing, and driving R&D according to company strategy.

For this role will consider applications from chemists who are interested in dynamic DNA nanotechnology, particularly those with backgrounds such as:   

  • Systems chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Smart nanotechnologies
  • Stimuli responsive polymers
  • Chemical Biology


You will work closely with our team of scientists and academic collaborators across both core R&D and commercial projects, elevating the technical capabilities of our platform and products by:

  • Researching, designing, and testing DNA nanotechnologies with a cultivated grasp of design principles and constraints to innovate and create new IP (Intellectual property) 
  • Working to product/platform objectives and priorities set out by Research Director, collaborating with wider team and computational scientists to drive product focussed ideas at pace
  • Delivering commercial projects to a high standard whilst adhering to quality management system 
  • Understanding and keeping up with the state of the art and research, regular monitoring of literature and IP landscape
  • Clear and effective presenting of results and findings to internal teams and customers through verbal or written formats. Presenting at conferences

You will have:

  • PhD in chemistry, research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications and/or preprints
  • Willingness to be hands on in the laboratory
  • Real interest and understanding of innovation and human health
  • Collaborative and open in communication style, persuasive and balanced
  • Enthusiastic and output-driven
  • Excellence in data analysis

We offer:

  • Share option scheme
  • Team building and social activities
  • Flexible hours
  • Occupational sick pay policy covering injury, physical, menstrual and mental health
  • Disability leave policy, maternity/paternity policy

To Apply please send your CV and cover letter using the link below

NANOVERY is an equal opportunities employee - We encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, and abilities to apply.

For this role, we can provide visa sponsorship for the right candidate.



Nanovery’s mission is to improve human health by providing powerful and easy-to-use nanorobotic tools for clinical diagnostics and to help cancer researchers.

Our breakthrough platform for quantifying nucleic acids is built using DNA nanotechnology, which treats DNA as a highly programmable material for building functional molecular devices. 


Company info
0191 580 6190
The Biosphere
Newcastle upon Tyne

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