Graduate Opportunity

Catalyst Preparation Scientist

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Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specialising in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 13,000 people. Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health.

Catalyst preparation is at the heart of several of Johnson Matthey’s businesses. A vacancy has arisen at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (JMTC) for a catalyst preparation scientist working on supported electro-catalysts that find application in fuel cells. The customer for this work is Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells (JMFC) who have an ongoing need for new cathode and anode catalysts that can give their MEAs functional and performance advantages over the competition. To meet this need it is essential that novel materials are created that have improved activity or stability or both and that can be made by scalable, high efficiency processes.

Inspiring science, enhancing life

Our vision is for a world that's cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations.

Key responsibilities:

  • To prepare materials, including anode catalysts for the hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR), cathode catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER).
  • To scale up suitable catalyst materials for transfer to JMFC for MEA manufacturing trials.
  • To provide process development support by investigating new processes for preparing new and existing materials.
  • To carry out initial MEA electrochemical testing of new materials including ink preparation and layer fabrication.
  • To transfer successful preparation methods to JMFC’s catalyst manufacturing facilities.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Chemistry or Materials Science.
  • A passion for the synthesis of new materials.Strong inorganic chemistry skills supported by proven practical competence.
  • Attention to detail in theoretical and practical work.
  • An interest in characterising and understanding the properties of novel materials.
  • A collaborative nature with a readiness to learn from others and to share your own findings.
  • A desire to communicate with enthusiasm and openness.

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Job ID Number: 8420
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Opportunity Overview

  • July 21st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science

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