Energetic Materials Scientist

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
Closing date
10 Aug 2020
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Would you like to use your skills to play a key role in developing and understanding explosive materials? The Explosives area are seeking an experienced person, with ideally a few years experience in industry, who can lead in the scale up and development of chemical formulations from grams to kilograms.

Applying your expertise, your work will focus on the research and development of new explosive materials while simultaneously working alongside our analytical and safety teams to characterise and assess the suitability of these materials.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience or knowledge in the field of materials development.

For this role it is desirable that you can demonstrate the following:

· BSc, MChem Degree or PhD level knowledge of a relevant scientific discipline such as Chemistry or Chemical engineering, having applied the knowledge through experience in the field

· Strong communication skills, verbal and written, with excellent team working skills

· Broad experience developing materials using a range of different processing techniques

· Experience in a range of analytical techniques e.g. particle size measurement, thermal characterisation and spectroscopy

· Understanding of working with hazardous materials and basic health & safety

Willing to travel and work at other UK Sites as required

We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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