APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 23rd June 2023 4pm
Modern Synthesis is a venture-backed start-up crafting the next generation of biomaterials by connecting the dots between biology, material science and design. We’re on a mission to create sustainable materials which reduce the fashion industry’s dependence on petrochemicals - without sacrificing performance or creativity. Our first material, which is grown by bacteria, is fully biodegradable and astonishingly strong. You can read more about it on our website
We believe that big magic happens when disparate disciplines, perspectives and ideas collide. As a team of biologists, chemists, designers, engineers, business experts, robots and microbes, we get to witness this magic on a daily basis.
We hire people, not roles, so we can be flexible on scope. We strongly encourage you to apply if you think you’re qualified for a portion of this role. You should demonstrate a proven ability to take on new skills and challenges.
We’re looking for a Senior Chemist to develop and test new biomaterial product formulations, production processes and lead on innovative grant projects. You’ll be supporting cutting edge R&D, industry and academic collaborations to develop the future of biomaterial technologies. You’ll work with the design team to produce new materials for projects with global brands.
Product and Formulation Research
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
These are not required for the role
Co-Culture - We Co-Culture Change
Co-Culture reflects our commitment to cross-pollination internally and externally, our ability to lean on one another, and our role as a catalyst in both business and culture.
Growth - We Put Growth on a Pedestal
Growth speaks to our inspiration and creative use of biology, our bias towards impact and scale, and our dedication to empowering industry to ‘grow up’ from a harmful past.
By Design - We Do It All By Design
By Design articulates the intentionality, empathy and creativity built into every aspect of our work. It also denotes the importance of accountability and our adherence to core design thinking principles.
OUR HIRING PROCESS
Round 0. Apply online and submit link(s) to your portfolio of work
Round 1. 30 minute exploratory phone interview where we’ll dive into your work history and motivations for applying to Modern Synthesis
Round 2. 1 hour skills interview where we’ll explore the skills and knowledge you’ll bring to this role. Successful candidates will be asked to prepare a presentation for the final Round 3.
Round 3. 1 hour panel interview and presentation with key members of the team on-site in our Balham office.