Placement Student — Chemistry (HealthTech)

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Job Details

Sedgefield, England
Real Living Wage (2023 Rate: £21,028.06)
Full-time - Fixed term
Science and Engineering
22 Oct 2022 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

Fixed-term contract for 12 months starting in Summer 2023.

The Device Technology team brings together scientists from a range of technical disciplines. We utilise technical know-how, experimental methodology and creative problem solving to assist companies with the commercialisation of innovative new products. The team are seeking an enthusiastic placement student with an inquisitive mind and attention for detail. 

A placement student who joins the Device Technology team will gain first-hand experience of developing new devices such as sensors, medical devices and wearables. 

This will involve applying scientific knowledge, using functional printing and coating techniques, and analytical equipment to characterise device performance. The work will range from developing early stage, novel technologies and prototypes to upscaled processes for pre-manufacturing readiness. This means solving new and complex problems and constantly finding creative ways of working. 

As part of a multidisciplinary team they will support colleagues with the delivery of ongoing research programmes and commercial project work. Through a wide diversity of projects, they will gain experience across a wide range of industry applications including energy, healthcare, and smart devices, to name a few. 

The person we are seeking

The ideal candidate will be studying towards a degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Electronics or other related field and will have demonstrated, laboratory experience in using common laboratory equipment. Training would be provided in the relevant process and/​or measurement equipment required to deliver the assigned project. 

Applicants must be able to effectively use Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ideal candidates will be committed to, and actively seek opportunities to develop themselves within these new and exciting roles. 

This position would suit a student whose course includes a sandwich year in industry, or those able to take a placement opportunity in industry between academic years.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your Cover Letter and CV to support your application.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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