Graduate Opportunity

Catalyst Layer Scientist

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The Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells business is looking to enhance the Technology team with a new Catalyst Layer Scientist role. The Catalyst Layer Scientist will provide technical expertise on the development of next generation fuel cell catalyst layers to support advanced fuel cell technology. This role will include investigation of fuel cell catalyst layers with consideration given to development and scale-up activities. This is an exciting opportunity to support the mass manufacture of cutting-edge components in a multifunctional environment in a way that supports the culture of secure, safe and ethical working.

Inspiring science, enhancing life

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

As well as a competitive pay structure, Johnson Matthey provide excellent in-work benefits to all employees including an industry-leading pension plan, Company Shares options, optional medical assistance packages and a defined career path to enable progression. For the day to day, we also provide free on-site parking and a significantly subsidised restaurant.

Key responsibilities

  • To develop and analyse the results from in-situ and ex-situ experiments to understand underlying catalyst layer properties critical to performance and durability.
  • To interpret fuel cell performance and durability tests and report findings to the Lead catalyst layer scientist and wider technology team.
  • To develop next generation catalyst layer concepts that compliment future high-volume manufacturing technologies.
    Planning and performing experiments in line with project requirements.
  • To carry out catalyst layer development and scale-up activities with a focus on incorporating new designs into a volume manufacturing environment.
  • To undertake development activities within a technology and volume manufacturing environment including handling and characterisation of materials in a safe and controlled manner.
  • To plan and carry out work in accordance with business priorities including processing, interpreting and disseminating results.
  • Work with the fuel cell technology team including catalyst scientists and the lead catalyst layer scientist to develop next generation catalyst layer designs.
  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have:

  • Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline
  • Proven ability to design and undertake experimental work, process data and use analytical skills to interpret the results.
  • Understanding of the properties of materials applicable to fuel cell catalyst layers (catalysts, catalyst materials, ionomers).
  • Effective communicator within a multifunctional team including verbal and written communication.
  • Be a strong team player with an ability to multitask and work effectively in a dynamic R&D environment.
  • Have strong trouble-shooting skills with an ability to implement innovative and practical solutions.
  • Experience testing and analysing data related to fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies is desirable.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 9076
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 29th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Swindon
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