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Analytical Scientist



Posted 4 weeks ago

Join the forefront of environmental innovation as Puraffinity's first Analytical Scientist


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£42000 - £55000

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Scale Space White City

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Puraffinity is a groundbreaking materials science company on a mission to deliver PFAS-safe water to 1 billion people by 2030. As a pioneering entity in combating 'Forever Chemicals', our work is centered around engineering precision materials to capture harmful substances in water. We foster a diverse, collaborative, and supportive work environment focused entirely on creating meaningful environmental change. Our core values include collaboration, adaptability, initiative, and empathy.

  • Development of QA processes and analytical methods for material characterization and in-process monitoring.
  • Collaboration with product development teams for continuous improvement.
  • Management and maintenance of analytical equipment.
  • Data compilation and statistical analysis to define product specifications.
  • Procurement and implementation of new analytical instruments, SOPs, and method validation.
  • Significant experience in analytical chemistry and method development.
  • Competency in various analytical techniques such as LCMS, GCMS, and SEM among others.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot advanced analytical instruments.
  • Relevant experience in catalyst, pharmaceutical, or materials science industries.
  • A degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry is required.

Puraffinity offers a host of benefits, including private health and dental care, a generous employer pension contribution scheme, employee shares, a significant training budget for personal development, and a balanced approach to work with 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our equitable parental leave and pay policies.

Job title: Analytical Scientist

Location: Scale Space, 58 Wood Lane, London W12 7RZ

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £42,000-£55,000

The opportunity....

Are you interested in making a significant impact as Puraffinity's first Analytical Scientist?

We are looking to hire an experienced analytical scientist to enhance our analytical capabilities and provide critical insights for product development as we scale up and manufacture our innovative product, Puratech.

If you enjoy autonomy, the freedom to implement new ideas, and would like to be part of a collaborative, diverse team that values knowledge sharing, we would love to hear from you.

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.

Lead the procurement of new analytical instruments, develop test methods, 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.

Proficiency 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 material characterisation of complex solids is required.

Degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry

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: Collaboration & team first, Adaptability, Take initiative and Empathy

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


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