Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development

Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development

Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development



Job Vacancy: Technologist – Product Development


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

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


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.


• 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