Job Title: Scientist - Sustainable Materials Location: Port Sunlight Research Lab / MIF, Liverpool JOB PURPOSE Unilever is one of the world's largest consumer goods companies with sales in over 190 countries and 3.4 billion people using our products every day. We are driven by a clear purpose to make sustainable living commonplace. This vision includes stretching targets to drive impact on climate, plastic, nature, and livelihoods. Key to delivering our commitments to improve the health of the planet is the development of new sustainable sourcing options and new superior ingredients for use across our product portfolio. The Science & Technology (S&T) R&D team develop breakthrough technologies and differentiated innovations to enable our Planet Positive vision. An opportunity has arisen within the Material Engineering group for a degree-qualified organic chemist to join our team at Port Sunlight, reporting to the team leader for Sustainable Chemistry. The group employs materials chemistry and physics to develop new sustainable ingredients, delivering superior functional benefits to our consumers. The role is ideally suited to an energetic, self-motivated, resourceful research scientist with strong people and communication skills. Previous experience of working on formulation ingredient development, either in academia or industry, and of the application of in silico and automation tools to the development of new materials would be beneficial. RESPONSIBILITIES To translate business need into synthetic targets and define sourcing routes to material libraries. Design and execute experimental plans to agreed timings, leveraging both internal and external resources. Oversee synthesis, characterisation, and performance testing of material libraries. Contribute to the development of new chemistry capabilities for Unilever S&T, particularly the application of in silico approaches to ingredient design, synthesis and evaluation. Keep accurate recordings of experimental data and analysis of results. Deliver verbal and written communication of results, key insights, developments, and observations to project teams. The role will require regular working at the Materials Innovation Factory in Liverpool. ALL ABOUT YOU Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Minimum of a master's degree in chemistry. Experience in planning and conducting synthetic chemistry experiments and evaluation of material performance. Experience of green chemistry techniques, knowledge of bio-based materials and renewable feedstocks. Proven ability to work with the latest digital tools, to support an in-silico first approach to ingredient design. Rigorous attention to detail and good data analysis skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to deliver projects for new technology development. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to convey scientific and project findings to audiences with varied backgrounds. Ability to work both in a team and independently. Standard of Leadership: Purposeful Impact Personal mastery Agility Passion for high performance NOTES About Unilever Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry's, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That's why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace' What We Offer Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You'll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment. Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all. Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience. To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here . Recruitment Fraud Cyber criminals advertise fake job adverts with prestigious employers as a way of stealing information or even defrauding individuals out of money. In the most sophisticated cases, they will set up fake websites, which have a similar address to companies like Unilever. They even conduct fake telephone interviews and then offer candidates a role with the proviso they pay a fee for background checks or to cover work visa costs. These types of attacks are becoming more common as more people are looking for employment in the economic climate. How is Unilever tackling this? Many of Unilever's recruitment sites publish a warning to candidates about recruitment fraud. The Cyber Security team also proactively scan for signs of people setting up fake Unilever sites and act to close them down. What can I do? If you become aware of potential recruitment fraud, spot fake Unilever recruitment adverts or fake LinkedIn profiles, report them via Una Live Chat. Unilever does not accept responsibility or liability for any candidates who are financially impacted by recruitment fraud. Your vigilance is key! 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