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Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Product Development · London

Analytical Scientist

Job title: Analytical Scientist

Location: London, W12 7RZ

Salary: £42,000-52,000

The opportunity....

We are looking to recruit our first Analytical Chemist at Puraffinity to build out our internal analytical capability and support with process development and scale-up.

What you’ll be doing...

  • You will report to the Head of Product Development and be responsible for developing robust QA processes for manufacturing and expanding and maximising the value from our analytical measurement suite, which is essential for improving product development and manufacturing outcomes.
  • You will work in tandem with the product development process, to develop applicable analytical test methods for material characterisation and in-process monitoring.
  • Leading and conducting analytical experiments whilst taking accountability for ensuring our internal equipment is maintained.
  • In collaboration with the technical teams, collecting and compiling data and applying statistical analysis to support the definition of product specifications.
  • Developing analytical methods which can be used as part of QC processes during manufacturing.
  • Develop test methods for new analytical equipment validate the methods versus existing data and write SOPs.
  • Streamlining data analysis, ensuring we are getting the maximum, value from our data.

What you’ll need to be successful...

  • Substantial experience in analytical chemistry
  • Experience in method development and validation.
  • Proficiency in analytical techniques such as; elemental analysis, LCMS, GCMS, particle size distribution, porosimetry, XPS, XRF, BET, SEM, TGA, XRD, IR and UV Vis.
  • Proficient in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex analytical instruments.
  • Experience in industries such as catalysts, pharmaceuticals, or materials science could be beneficial, especially in contexts where complex material characterisation is required.
  • Degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry is desirable

About Puraffinity

We are an energetic, customer-driven advanced materials science company focused on designing, developing, and manufacturing smart engineered adsorbent to capture and retain PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from water across the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Municipal market sectors.

Based in London – UK, Puraffinity was founded in 2015 and since then has become a leading organization in tackling PFAS, commonly known as The Forever Chemicals, due to its resistance and high mobility.

Our Vision is to provide 1 billion people with PFAS safe water by 2030, and our Mission is to protect environmental and human health by engineering precision materials to capture chemicals in water.

Puraffinity embraces diversity and fosters a collaborative and teamworking environment, and we dedicate 100% of our time to create a purposeful and sustainable environmental impact.

Our Core Values: Empathy, Take Initiative, Collaboration – team first, Adaptability

Puraffinity Benefits

  • We offer great benefits: Vitality Private Health and Dental Care
  • Enhanced pension employer contribution scheme (up to 7.5%)
  • Unlimited coaching with MoreHappi and mental health coaching and support by Spill
  • We offer shares in Puraffinity for all employees, which means you get recognised and rewarded for your work.
  • We care about your learning and development and to support this we have a generous training budget for personal development (up to £2,000 per year)
  • A work life balance is important – we offer 25 days annual leave (in addition to the 8 bank holidays) and a hybrid working approach.
  • We have a very strong diversity and inclusion focus, and in line with this, we have equalised our parental leave and pay for all.
Product Development


Life at Puraffinity

Join us and work a with highly qualified, innovative team backed by world-leading research;

  • We are a diverse, hungry and reality-facing start-up offering huge potential for learning and progression;
  • You can deliver an immediate impact and help to meaningfully improve water quality globally;
  • Office located at Scale Space White City, in West London.

Diversity & Inclusion Values

Puraffinity places Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of what we do. We foster a welcoming and respectful work environment where every voice, perspective and idea is heard leading to more innovative and creative solutions. We understand that D&I is a journey and we are striving to learn and constantly improve our policies and practices.

When diversity thrives, we all thrive.

About Puraffinity

Founded in 2015
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