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Phase Behaviour and Surfactant Scientist

Phase Behaviour and Surfactant Scientist - Manchester

Salary - Competitive Salary + Excellent Holidays + Flexible Working Hours + Share Options + Pension

The Client

Our client is facilitating the transition of the $36 billion surfactant market from harmful, oilbased chemicals to biobased alternatives by working with the current market leaders to provide a collaborative production platform.

The company is currently completing the build of its pilot facility launching tonne scale production of sophorolipids and work with multiple industrial partners to take the product to market.

In line with this, they are fundraising to build their first ktonne scale commercial sophorolipid plant.

This highly successful business is expanding its focus beyond sophorolipids and developing processes to produce additional biosurfactants in collaboration with external market facing partners.

The company believe collaboration between companies, disciplines and individuals are the best ways to develop the biosurfactant industry.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skill set by working with field leaders around the world, within a dynamic and friendly working environment.

The company offer a competitive pay package and benefits to attract incredible individuals to join our team based in the Northwest.

This role will involve work primarily in Manchester at the companys laboratories.

The Role

The successful candidate will use their knowledge to support the development of integrated separation as well as downstream processing of sophorolipids followed by other lipid targets.

The candidate will also study the properties of the surfactant for formulations and provide technical support for end customers in formulation.

The candidate will be an integral part of the process development team and will have the opportunity to work with the pilot plant team and external collaborators, as well as learn new skills in fermentation and downstream