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Applications Scientist

Xampla is seeking an Applications Scientist to join the team

The role:

  • Supporting the Research and Development team in material research and characterisation studies
  • Leading elements of Xampla’s dispersion process improvements and resins for our seed coatings project
  • Supporting other technical projects within the Research and Development function such as analytical measurements of materials
  • Assisting the Lab Manager, keeping risk assessments, material safety data sheets and COSHH forms up to date
  • Putting together specifications for customer samples and assisting with goods out

Xampla is seeking candidates with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a discipline relating to Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material science (or equivalent in skills and experience)
  • Previous experience with bio-based materials, films/coatings, resins (desired but not essential)
  • Experience of supporting a team and executing experiments with close attention to detail
  • The ability to work efficiently, multitask and be a team player
  • Good note taking skills and recording of experimental work
  • An enthusiasm for Xampla’s mission of addressing plastic pollution, and interest in sustainability
  • The right fit for a small, science-led, innovative team and a high level of autonomy, creativity and independence
  • An individual with a can-do attitude who thrives in a fast-paced environment


  • £25k-£30k salary
  • Share options in a fast-growing Cambridge start-up
  • Generous holiday package