Lambda Energy are recruiting: Polymer Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist




Competitive salary with share options

Full-time or part-time






Lambda Energy is a fast-growing Cambridge-based nanotechnology start-up that develops spectral converters for boosting the power output of solar panels. Lambda’s converters consist of an active coating on the glass surface, which converts photons from higher to lower energy thus enabling more effective conversion into electricity. Lambda secured significant amounts of public and private funding during the last year and currently has two active InnovateUK R&D projects in collaboration with several leading UK universities.


The job

They are now looking for a new team member to help us obtain a Minimum Viable Prototype before we proceed into a Series-A fundraise in 2021.


The ideal candidate would

• Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, materials science, or a closely related discipline;
• Have a proven track record of scientific excellence;
• Have experience in polymer engineering, especially with respect to environmental durability/ accelerated ageing;
• Have a good understanding of nanostructured materials;
• Have experience in nano-composite manufacture from melt and / or solution, making homogeneous nanoparticle dispersions in polymers;
• Have experience in processing different polymer matrix materials for more homogeneously dispersed nanoparticles using fluid dynamics, viscosities and shear force considerations;
• Have experience in a variety of deposition methods of polymers to achieve thin and thick films, free-standing and on a substrate (e.g. spray coating, doctor blading, microextrusion etc.);
• Have extensive experience on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV-Vis of nanocomposite films;
• More generally, have significant hands-on technical experience, a desire to come up with new concepts and build prototypes;
• Be self-motivated and have the ability to work as part of a small, interdisciplinary team of
scientifically competitive people;
• Have strong scientific curiosity and be willing to tackle difficult problems
• Have permission to work in the UK.


If interested, please get in contact with them at

Please mention Cambridge Cleantech when applying.


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