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Material Scientist/ Engineer (Technical Lead/VP of Material Science)

Company Details
Industry: Science and Technology
Description: We are dedicated to revolutionary technology advancement in finding and building ever more sustainable biomaterials without any compromises on quality or price. Leveraging state-of-the-art protein chemistry and bioengineering technologies, we obtain collagen - the fundamental protein of skin structure - and reassemble it into a biomaterial using our patented technologies. We cultivate sustainable biomaterials that remain high quality and excel beyond traditional materials in terms of environmental credentials.
Job Description

Hide Biotech is looking for a material scientist or engineer who is ambitious and ready to take on the exciting journey of Hide’s early growth. Leather wholesale is a massive $100 market with 5% CAGR. Fashion designers are constantly seeking more sustainable leather-like materials that, without compromising on quality, have better environmental credentials. We are developing a collagen-based biomaterial which is structurally identical to real leather. A technical proof-of-concept has been produced with a received pre-seed funding and we are currently raising a seed-round investment of £1M with 500k committed. We expect you to be result-driven, detail-oriented, and can take responsibility for leading a product design work stream.

Your core responsibilities are:
- Discover and implement new technologies and further develop existing technologies of collagen-based biomaterials that yield competitive advantage;
- Conduct, analyse, and report mechanical/chemical performance of samples;
- Explore and evaluate creative methods to improve material performance;
- Scope, monitor and report for work packages and ensuring timely deliverables of good quality;
- Build quality assurance and processes;
- Ensure all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards.

Requirements
- Ph.D. in material science/engineering/chemistry or equivalent experience 
- Previous experience in material characterization and testing.
- Sufficient understanding of organic chemistry;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Experience in working in a team environment;
- Experience in textile manufacturing is a plus;
- Right to work in the UK without visa sponsorship.

Benefits
- A dynamic team of chemists, scientists, and engineers passionate about the application of biomaterial in the fashion industry;
- Competitive salary subject to experience;
- Options in the company (depending on seniority);
- Flexible working hours.

Interested in biomaterial to accelerate sustainable fashion? Please send your application with a CV and brief cover letter to the founder Dr. Yudi Ding ([email protected]). We are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities and will take positive action to continually ensure equal opportunity to our employees and to our applicants in the conduct of all business activities.

Salary: £40000
Employment Type: Full Time
Contact Information
Name: Dr. Yudi Ding