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Complex Particles Placement

Job Details

Ref No.: SP08: Salary: Real Living Wage
Team: Science and Engineering Employment Type: Full-time - Fixed term
Location: Sedgefield Deadline: Sunday, 3 March 2019 @ 23:59

The Company

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

The Role

Fixed term for 12 weeks, 37 hours per week.

CPI’s Formulation department is providing an opportunity for a summer placement student to join its existing team. The placement opportunity will allow the student to gain hands on experience in preparing, testing and reporting elements in powder processing projects, in line with the formulations strategy and industry needs, in order to contribute to the realisation of project objectives.

Duties of the role include:

  • To maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), quality and best practice requirements.
  • To provide laboratory operational support to the complex particles team in various powder processing activities.
  • To be responsible for applying Complex Particles and characterisation techniques to demonstrate material properties
  • To be responsible for discussing project needs; set up, plan and execute scientific experiments and report results to agreed timescales.
  • To be responsible for agreeing weekly work plans with line manager and project manager(s) and delivering plan to agreed schedule.
  • To be responsible for providing clearly documented records

The Person

We are seeking to recruit a candidate who is currently undertaking a degree (or equivalent) in a Chemistry or related subject. The successful candidate should have experience in various analytical tools such as NIR, particle size/shape analyser, Raman spectroscopy alongside experience of IT packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. The successful candidate will be involved in a strategic project to contribute in building capability on process analytical technology (PAT) for twin-screw wet granulation.

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Apply for Job

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to fill in the form.

1. Your Right to Work

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

Sorry, but without Proof of the Right to Work in the UK we will not be able to consider your application any further.

2. Download Application Form

Download Application Form

You must complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).


3. Submit Application Form

Restrictions to your right to work in the UK may affect the progress of your application.

Unfortunately if you require a certificate of sponsorship this is something CPI do not offer and we will not be able to proceed with your application.

If your documentation which grants you right to work in the UK has an expiry date, the end date must exceed the fixed term end date for this post.