Electrochemist/Senior Electrochemist

Sector: Science for the renewable energy / energy storage sector
Location: Chesterford Research Park, Cambridge, Saffron Walden, CB10
Salary: Negotiable – will be very much dependant on ability and experience

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.  Following independent research by the Bristol University Electrochemistry group, it was found that when tested in devices with simple carbon electrodes, the devices were characterised by geometrical capacitances three or four orders of magnitude larger than the geometrical capacitances of carbon electrodes in conventional electrolyte solutions. It was determined that these outstanding electrochemical properties could be exploited in the development of high energy density supercapacitors.

Their goal now 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.

As part of their continued development, they now have an opportunity for someone to join their team in the position of:

Electrochemist/Senior Electrochemist

This exciting position will see you working at the cutting edge of technology. The Electrochemist role will support the Project Manager’s key objectives as follows:

  • Researching and evaluating performance improvements in Superdielectrics’ energy storage cells to achieve the potential of the technology.
  • Manage these resources on a day to day basis, setting objectives, scheduling work and ensuring successful outcomes.
  • Lead the establishment and development of the company’s electrochemical testing capacity to support development and  research programmes.
  • Developing the current technology for usage in commercial applications and products.
  • Ensuring the resources are adequate for delivery of the strategic objectives and plans above.
  • Leading various research and development programmes – including, but not limited to being the electrochemical testing lead
  • Contributing to and supporting the CRP HSE culture
  • Owning and ensuring the safe, efficient use of various processes and equipment (inc. maintenance)
  • Line management of direct reports
  • Where appropriate, liaising with external contacts (e.g suppliers etc) directly or in a supportive capacity


About You:

  • Line management experience preferred
  • Strong process and project management experience and skills
  • Degree essential, PhD preferred
  • Experience with batteries, supercapacitors or other energy storage and conversion advantageous
  • Electrode modification and characterisation experience is advantageous
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) experience is advantageous
  • Teamwork experience and skills
  • Ability to work well in a team – strong communicative skills
  • Any interest in renewable energy or energy storage is beneficial as this will ultimately be where the application of the science will be used


Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK. We are not currently able to offer sponsorship for this vacancy.


What is on offer :

  • Basic salary (negotiable according to ability and experience)
  • Holidays 25 days plus statutory holidays
  • Salary exchange pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • The Company intends to set up an ‘in service’ share option scheme subject to HMRC approval
  • Group life assurance policy – 4 x salary
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Perkbox
  • Specsavers eyecare vouchers
  • The chance to be part of something truly special

To discuss this role in more detail, please contact our recruitment partner Chris Carter at Nicholas Associates Group in Sheffield.

0114 384 0100