Senior Scientist - Novel Anode Development

Purpose of the Job:

This position is suitable for a recognised expert in the SOFC development field. The role will support the development of new intellectual property around novel anode designs. The successful candidate will have a deep technical understanding of the latest SOFC developments particularly with respect to alternative anode materials and the vision to see beyond the state-of-the-art.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Delivering concise and insightful summaries of the latest developments in the field.
  • Working with the development team to generate novel material, structural or process concepts.
  • Working with the prototype manufacturing and testing teams to rapidly develop and screen new concepts.
  • Creating precise, high-quality reports based on statistically sound analyses of the data.
  • Working with the Project Managers to define and track KPI’s.


Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A PhD in a relevant field with at least 5 years additional experience ideally including work in an industrial setting.
  • Good project management skills preferred.
  • Understanding of and practised user of 6-sigma statistical tools strongly preferred.
  • Experience in leading complex, problem resolution activities.
  • Excellent communicator: capable of making concise summaries and building and maintaining effective relationships. 


Internal and External Relationships

  • Daily contact with team members and Materials team lead.
  • Regular updates with project managers and the Chief Scientific Officer.
  • Working closely with the prototype manufacturing staff.
  • Working closely with the Characterisation team to ensure that structures are properly characterised.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external experts as necessary.
  • Working with the IP team to codify new inventions.
  • Intermittent contact with the CTO.

We welcome applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Chinese or German as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.


Applications from candidates outside the UK will be considered.  However, all offers of employment will be subject to meeting UK Right-to-Work legislation.


Closing date for new applications:  12th February 2021