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R&D Lead

London and/or Middlesbrough (to be defined)
Up to £55k p.a. commensurate with experience
Closing date
3 Jun 2023

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Job Title: R&D Lead 

Location: London and/or Middlesbrough (to be defined) 

Salary: Up to £55k p.a. commensurate with experience 

Benefits: Employee Share Option Plan, Personal Development Budget, Flexible Working, Monthly Pizza Bonus as standard 

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: Permanent

Working hours: 37.5hrs per week for full time, 80% part time also considered.


About the role 

Nanomox is seeking an experienced and visionary R&D Lead to lead the company's in-house experimental efforts. This role will involve a deep understanding of advanced material synthesis and characterization techniques, with a focus on the Oxidative Ionothermal Synthesis (OIS) process. The R&D Lead will spearhead the exploration and development of this novel method for the production of high-performance inorganic materials, such as zinc oxide, for a wide range of applications.

In this hybrid role, you will be expected to work on-site when appropriate and will play a critical role in establishing laboratory facilities and protocols. As one of the first technical employees, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of Nanomox and be a key contributor to the company's mission of fighting climate change through the development of sustainable technologies.

Our vision for first employees is that they own the business with us - as we grow - and become part of the collective story of Nanomox, taking a catalytic role in its early history and the fight against climate change.

What we are looking for 


  • PhD in Chemistry or Material Science, or equivalent industry experience
  • Expertise in the synthesis of inorganic materials and characterization techniques (XRD, XRF, SEM, DLS, BET, UV-Vis)
  • In-depth knowledge of crystallization processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to lead and collaborate within teams.
  • Broad practical skills, including setting up test stands and prototyping.
  • Ability to navigate across different domains of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to find solutions in unknown and ambiguous situations.
  • Clear communication of technology development vision and strategy.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral (English), with the ability to produce clear reports for both high-level and technical audiences.
    Ability to work independently on multiple projects and manage time effectively.
  • Highly self-motivated, with a detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in all interactions, including punctuality, tact, positivity, flexibility, and cooperation.
  • Supports the vision, mission, and values of Nanomox.


  • In-depth understanding of electrochemical principles, techniques, processes and applications. 
  • Experience with electrochemical reduction and oxidation reactions  

Key responsibilities:  

  • Developing and implementing experimental test-plans 
  • Supporting and supervising a team of scientists and technicians for optimisation studies and early concept exploration 
  • Managing a lab budget Collaborate with the CEO to produce technical reports/publications 
  • Support academic collaborations 
  • Support dissemination activities (conferences, tweets, etc) 
  • Managing the daily running of the lab ensuring compliance with H&S, waste disposal  

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