Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development

 

BACKGROUND TO THE SITUATION

Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development

Position Profile

Aqdot is taking a new platform chemistry technology ‘from bench to market’. A Chemtech company based in Cambridge, Aqdot has completed all relevant regulatory and environmental hurdles and is now accelerating production and commercialisation. The team have scaled up manufacturing to multi-ton scale and have established and built strong collaborations with 100+ multi-national companies who all have pain-points that this revolutionary chemistry can address. With products now in the market, and more being developed by customers and collaborators, the outlook is getting more exciting by the day.

The platform technology has applications ranging from Home Care & Personal Care to Life Sciences; from heavy industry to non-wovens & textiles, and the opportunity to produce meaningful innovation while creating value is what excites the team. Focus is crucial at this transformative stage, which can be interesting when so many well-known manufacturers are engaged!

The Aqdot team has a very strong inclusive and diverse culture with many opportunities for personal development and career acceleration for a company in this accelerated growth phase. With the completion of the recent growth round with new strategic investors and a highly engaged board and, it’s a great time to join the team!

The Role – Technologist – Product Development

LOCATION: Cambridge, UK
REPORTING LINE: Project Leader
DURATION / CONTRACT: Full time.

Reporting to a Project Leader, the Technologist will have the following responsibilities:

1. Work in a cross functional team: Design, manage and conduct experiments, implement ideas, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the team’s objectives.
2. Develop Aqdot products from concept to scale-up. Develop scalable prototypes and demonstrate performance through material testing.
3. Working closely with the Commercial team to identify opportunities and translate customers’ needs into technical solutions and projects.
4. Support key customers to formulate and develop products, as well as validate product benefits and substantiate claims to speed up product launches.
5. Prepare research reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising data; give presentations for both internal and external audience.
6. Identify IP opportunities and prepare patent documents.
7. Identify training opportunities and liaise with external consultants and contractors.

Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development

PROFILE:

Industry Experience

• Curious scientist driven by a passion to deliver innovative and sustainable product solutions.

• PhD in chemical, biological or analytical science with demonstrated scientific rigour, attention to detail and a hands-on ‘can-do’ attitude.

• Experience in household and personal care product development would be an advantage. Experience of analytical and sensorial odour assessment for claims substantiation would be a distinct advantage.

• Other relevant experience would also be considered.

• Must be interested in the formulation of products, for example automotive, hygiene or homecare products.

Leadership

• Comfortable working across different projects/teams

• Contributes to a high performing, fearless, results-orientated culture

• Hands on and entrepreneurial in style, comfortable with getting involved in all areas of the business with minimal support

• Comfortable with taking the lead on roles and responsibilities within projects

Likely background and personal characteristics

• Agile thinker, able to adapt and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment across multiple application areas.

• Intellectually strong and comfortable with complex problem solving

• Naturally engages with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds

• Embraces opportunities for personal development

 

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email admin@aqdot.com.

AqFresh™ technology at Tech Textil – VOC & odour elimination technology for nonwovens, textiles & PVC/PU coatings – free white paper

 

AqFresh™ technology at Tech Textil

To find out more about our patented technology, fill in the contact form below or visit us at hall 11.0 stand #B80 at Tech Textil Frankfurt 21-24 June 2022. Our team of scientists will give visitors to our stand a demonstration of our unique technology in action. They will present a range of prototype nonwovens, textiles and PVC/PU coatings incorporating AqFresh™ along with the breakthrough performance results that have been proven. They will also offer an introduction to the amazing chemistry in action with our 3D video and 3D model, and a presentation of our sensory and GC odour testing results in a wide range of applications. Moreover, they will also share their wealth of experience impregnating AqFresh™ into a rapidly-growing broad range of nonwovens, textiles & PVC/PU coatings.

 

Patented Technology

AqFresh™ is a revolutionary patented odour capture technology that removes VOCs, odours, pollutants, and allergens. It uses cucurbiturils – barrel-shaped molecules with polar portals and a hydrophobic cavity to quickly capture & tightly bind unwanted molecules. AqFresh™ has been successfully impregnated into nonwovens, textiles and textile coatings to remove VOCs, odours & pollutants released by these materials themselves as well as capturing external environmental odours.

It has a broad range of applications and is being formulated into products in many industries with significant proven results, including:

  • Automotive Interiors – PVC with AqFresh™ scores well below the 3.0 threshold on the 0-6 scale of the VDA-270 standard for automotive interiors
  • Hygiene Care – Nonwovens dry impregnated with AqFresh™ have been proven to have up to 95% less urine and sweat malodour.
  • Wound Care – Reduce malodours from chronic wounds by 78% using non-woven dressings with new AqFresh™ technology
  • Home & Personal Care – AqFresh™ has been proven to significantly reduce a broad range of odours including garlic, onion, fish, sweat, urine, tobacco and many more. It can be incorporated into non-woven materials used for wipes.

 

Free White Paper

AqFresh™ technology can be incorporated into nonwovens through the fibre, through impregnation and through finishing – and has been proven to reduce odours without the need of a fragrance. This free white paper details the test methodology & results of sensory and analytical tests carried out on nonwovens incorporated with AqFresh™, along with key market insights.

For your free copy of our full AqFresh™ Odour Eliminating Nonwovens White Paper packed with insights to inspire & guide your innovation programme, please complete the form below adding “NONWOVEN WHITE PAPER” in the subject.

 

3D video of our chemistry in action

Click below to watch a 3D video explaining the key benefits, applications, performance results as well as an explanation of AqFresh™ revolutionary supramolecular capture & release.

Job Vacancy: People and Facilities Executive

 

BACKGROUND TO THE SITUATION

Position Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Aqdot for a People & Facilities Executive. This pivotal role is central to the smooth running of the organisation, it ensures that Aqdot’s People, its key asset, are able to function to the highest possible levels in a safe and fit for purpose environment. By ensuring the smooth running of the office for all stakeholders, the team; the board and any visitors; managing contractors and supporting all ‘people’ activities. This includes and is not exhaustive to: Onboarding; events management; functional HR and participation and contribution to activities which support the strong culture and values at Aqdot.

This role will be providing vital support to the Head of People and Facilities in a fast passed high performing environment for an organisation that is at a pivotal point in its growth.

In this role you will be able to develop your skills in both the areas of HR and Facilities. Training and support will be given as you and the company grow. You will be exposed to a varied and wide range of activities and will play a central role in ensuring Aqdot is a welcoming and safe place to work and visit. More details are below.

The Role – People and Facilities Executive

LOCATION: Sawston, Cambridge, UK
REPORTING LINE: Head of People and Facilities
DURATION / CONTRACT: Full time.

Reporting to the Head of People and Facilities, the People and Facilities Executive will be at the heart of the Aqdot team. They will be responsible for the smooth running of the site, the office and support to all HR functions.

Summary of Job Purpose:

• Lead the smooth & efficient running of the Aqdot office and site, associated systems and processes for the benefit of all stakeholders. Provide HR support to the Head of People and Facilities and the team as needed.

Main duties:

• Ambassador for the company:
– First point of contact for welcoming and attending to visitor’s needs.
– Answering telephones, taking and passing on messages.
– Corresponding via e-mail as appropriate.
– Embracing the values and culture.
• Providing facilities & services support to the Head of People and Facilities for the office and lab environments including liaison with the landlord, facilities consultants, other occupants & contractors. i.e. cleaning, waste, shredding, handymen, repairs etc.
• Office lead and liaison for Security, Fire, First aid, Health & Safety.
• Diary management – Team
• Support to senior management team including travel (in liaison with travel agent).
• Support with timetabling, collation, editing and circulation of Leadership Team and Board Reports.
• Assisting with the co-ordination of face to face / video-based Board meetings and associated logistics.
• Arranging and co-ordinating internal and external meetings and functions.
• Assisting the Head of People and Facilities in organising and arranging activities which support a high performing culture and engaged teams.
• Ensuring the office and kitchen are well supplied and kept to a high standard.
• Opening and directing incoming & outgoing post and arranging for courier collections as and when required.
• Managing electronic and paper filing system for the company efficiently & effectively.
• Ensure HR records (including leave, sickness, international staff reporting) are current in liaison with Head of People and Facilities. Including migration to and electronic HR recording system.
• Analysis and reporting of HR metric data as required.
• Assisting with recruitment logistics and onboarding programmes for new recruits.
• Ad hoc administration as needed by Head of People and Facilities or the leadership team.

Job Vacancy: People and Facilities Executive

PROFILE:

Industry Experience
• Personable and credible ambassador for the company.
• Comfortable to take leadership and operate in an autonomous organisation.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing workloads.
• Capacity to prioritise tasks, work under pressure and call on other resources to ensure timely delivery of tasks.
• Presence and confidence to interact with a variety of stakeholders.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Good IT understanding including Microsoft office.
• Problem solving skills and project management ability would be advantageous.
• Sensitivity to confidential and data protection obligations.

Likely background and personal characteristics
• Strong evidence of a “can do” approach with high energy, passion and resilience.
• Experience in office management or similar role desirable but not essential.
• Experience of performing in a fast moving, demanding environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels.
• Alignment with the Aqdot values.
• An organised proactive and caring mindset
• Is of the highest integrity, honesty and courtesy.
• Understanding of chemistry would be a bonus but certainly not essential. An inquisitive mind and passion to be part of a successful organisation would do just as well!

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email admin@aqdot.com.

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