Cement Chemist

Adaptavate is a business of the future, a dynamic team of engineers, thinkers, parents, walkers, traders, dreamers, climbers, scientists, gardeners, friends, family and visionaries.  People who think differently to make a big impact through our work… together.  

We are establishing a leading business to develop products that will spearhead the transition to carbon negative building materials of the future. This is done by developing, producing, and commercialising the next generation of carbon negative, plant-based building materials for the construction sector. Adaptavate continue to launch new products, build revolutionary processes and grow our game changing team. Our products are designed for every builder, architect or homeowner to use or specify.   

Adaptavate have developed BreathaBoard as a sustainable, low carbon alternative to standard plasterboard. By delivering this innovation through our pilot line, we will catalyse genuine environmental change to the UK and beyond, at a time when the planet needs it most. 

We are expanding our team and need a Cement Chemist, to lead and optimise our accelerated carbonation process technology whilst supporting the team with continuous formulation optimisation.  We can’t wait for you to join us. 

Our Cement Chemist will;

    • Lead on the scale up and development of our patent pending accelerated carbonation process technology

    • Optimise the formulation for our products, both boards and plasters, to improve product performance whilst reducing their embodied carbon and economic cost

    • Support the existing team in developing the next generation of game changing carbon neutral products

    • Inform and advise pilot scale production on quality assurance

    • Advise on the technical strategy for global licensing of the company’s technologies

We would also be interested to understand if you have experience in the following areas;

    • Direct experience of carbon capture or mineralisation

    • Experience of optimising mortars with correct admixtures

    • PhD in relevant field, cement chemistry or carbon capture

    • MSc plus 3+ years in a relevant industry

    • Track record of leading independent R&D in applied setting

    • Experience of working in a scale up

    • Exposure to solid gas adsorption

    • Chemical Engineering background within the building materials industry

    • Patent writing

    • Grant proposal writing and management 

    • Project management

What do you get in return? 

In this role as our next Adaptavator, you will grow and develop your key career skills. This will be developed through a blend of personal mentorship, applied training and attendance to industry specific events.  Exposure to, and the leadership of, genuinely ground breaking technology will be put you at the forefront of the field. 

The impact of our business is realised by the cohesion and growth of our team members. We aim to create a supportive and respectful working environment that enables you to thrive. Collectively, we are the change.  

A collaborative, horizontal organisational structure where fun, family, wellbeing and success are well balanced.  We have a cycle to work scheme in place and a good location just off the Bristol to Bath cycle path in Bristol. 

Adaptavate is a business of the future.  By working as a team, we will be successful in delivering this exciting, radical project.   Our team is small but has big ideas and a strong belief in our products. Fantastic opportunities are available for those who work hard for them. 

Contact  jobs@adaptavate.com  Hours  37hr week   Flexi (Core 10am – 4pm)  Compressed hours optional
Duration  Permanent, full time.  Start date  ASAP – dependent on experience/ availability 
Location  Lyde Green, South Gloucestershire.  Annual Leave  25 days + bank holidays + your birthday! 
Benefits  Company events and training, pension, flexible hours, parental leave, a fun and inclusive work environment.  Cycle to work scheme. Potential for share options.  Salary  £45-50k per annum dependent on experience 

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger and our days more rewarding. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. 

If this sounds like your next job, then please send your CV with a covering letter or email as to why you want the position to jobs@adaptavate.com by the the end of January 2023.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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