NETPark Job Vacancies
NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.
Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.
Principal/Senior Scientist – Colloid Science
CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.
Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.
From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.
Why this role is important for CPI’s work
CPI has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal or Senior Scientist to join the established and growing Colloid Science team within the National Formulation Centre based at NETPark in Sedgefield.
The Colloids team win and deliver a broad range of commercial and collaborative R&D projects in the area of paints & coatings, agritech, food & feed, FMCG and pharmaceuticals.
You will be responsible for providing technical expertise, capability and input contributing to the delivery of projects in the broad area of Colloid Science. You will act as a technical lead, leading small to medium/large scale (some complex) projects ranging from initial proof of concept projects lasting only a few weeks to multi-year projects/programs. You will draw upon your technical skills and experience to provide carefully thought through advice and expertise to a range of stakeholders across CPI.
You will work closely with the Business Development and Bid writing teams to secure new public and privately funded projects in the Colloid Science space. You will have the opportunity to work at the interface of academia and industry, with a large number of projects, partners, technologies, and market sectors. This variety will give you the opportunity to work on fundamental science/R&D as well as product development and commercialisation.
While reporting to the team manager, it is also expected you will work as first line management to a small number of colleagues (up to 5) within the wider team (total team members approx. 20), ensuring delivery of departmental goals, through delegation and providing feedback and motivation to team members. This will include working alongside the team manager in managing allocation of resource to ensure project delivery and development of the team.
This role is ideal if you are committed to and actively seek opportunities to develop yourself, can quickly adapt to different aspects of a role and enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.
A science park with world class innovation infrastructure, academic expertise and capabilities.