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R&D Team Leader - Advanced Materials

R&D Team Leader - Advanced Materials

Posted 15 March by CY Partners Easy Apply Ended

CY Partners are currently looking to recruit an R&D Team Leader to join the Advanced Materials division of a North East based Contract Chemical Manufacturer on a permanent basis.

The purpose of this role is to provide the technical management of internal and external research projects aligned with the Division’s commercial requirements, as identified by a range of business development activities such as attending trade shows, customer interactions and market research..

This position will contain a mix of Project Management and Technical Product Development as well as management of a small Research team (3-5) people. There is also a commercial development aspect involved that will require infrequent UK and International travel.

Basic Responsibilities

Leadership of Research Team staff

  • Setting goals and managing Advanced Materials Research staff
  • Identifying and implementing staff training and development plans

Management of Research Team activities

  • Management of product development and delivery of new products including but not limited to graphene, boron nitride and carbon nanotubes
  • Leading the development of real-world applications of our products, generating relevant applications data, using internal and external resources and expertise

Business Development and Technical Sales

  • Representing the Advanced Materials Division at international trade shows and conferences
  • Presenting technical papers or business development summaries in international trade shows and conferences


  • Qualified a minimum Master’s Level in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • A PhD and any PDRA experience in the same subjects would be highly desirable
  • Keen eye for opportunities from a commercial and technical perspective
  • Ability to make timely decisions exercising their technical judgement when there is ambiguity or incomplete information or data available
  • Relevant experience with manufacturing and/or characterisation of nano-materials
  • Experience of managing people and projects
  • Track record of business development activities or commercial achievements

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like further information please feel free to contact Graham at CY Partners.

Required skills

  • Nanomaterials
  • Product Development
  • Staff Management
  • R&D Operations
  • Carbon Nanotubes

Reference: 34696761

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