R&D Team Leader

Full Time
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Context for the role

  • Superdielectrics Limited set out in 2013 to develop biocompatible, electrically conducting hydrophilic polymers which had the potential to be used in Bioelectronics.
  • During their research and development programme, they noted that their materials exhibited very unusual electrical properties.
  • These outstanding electrochemical properties could be exploited in the development of high energy density supercapacitors and batteries.
  • The company’s goal is to develop high energy density, low cost, low environmental impact electrical energy storage devices that will help create a clean and sustainable global energy and transportation system.



  • Manage the R&D activity of the company, which currently comprises a research team of mostly postdoctoral scientists and a development team of mostly engineers, supported by laboratory technicians.
  • Drive forward the technology development process (including cell fabrication, stack optimisation, prototype development, technology demonstration, field trials and product development).
  • Align and co-ordinate R&D innovations with the company’s business goal.
  • Help steer the expansion of the staff resource and the technical facilities to meet the company’s future objectives.



  • A dynamic competent manager who is familiar with supervising high quality science and engineering personnel in an innovative technology development environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.



  • PhD
  • Chartered engineer preferred.
  • Well established management expertise in two or more of the following areas: electrochemical systems, materials science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering.



  • 10+ years experience in engineering or applied science R&D.
  • 5+ years experience in an R&D management role, either for an SME or the innovation division of a large company.
  • Previous experience of developing electrical energy storage technologies is desirable, but not essential.

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