The research and testing of new materials and alloys of existing materials to create new materials with different, beneficial properties. Lots of research is put into the development of plastics, as well as new materials with flexible properties, nanotechnology and other specific properties for large scale objects such as space stations to consumer products such as mobile electronic equipment.
A degree in physics, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, materials science or engineering.
- A strong interest in science and technology
- The ability to translate scientific data to industrial solutions
- Good communication skills
- Able to present technical data to colleagues
- Good IT skills
- Good organisational skills
- Good commercial awareness
- The ability to work well as part of a team
£20,000 to £25,000