Chief Technology Officer

Cranleigh STEM, Sustainability & SHEQ Recruitment
GBP 150,000 - 200,000
Job description

Job Description

We are excited to be partnering with an exciting materials start-up in their search for a forward-thinking Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This pivotal role lies at the core of the company's vision, requiring an individual with a strong background in material science or polymer chemistry, and an understanding in leveraging machine learning for material R&D. They are happy to consider those operating at a slightly more junior level who are looking to take a step up. A technical background in material science, or related, is non-negotiable. As the CTO, you'll play a key role in steering the team towards pioneering advancements in sustainable material innovation.


- Lead all of the technical strategy, development, and innovation, focusing on sustainable materials.

- Guide the company's transformation in harnessing machine learning for the exploration of new material composition and the enhancement of manufacturing processes, aiming to accelerate development.

- Align the company patent portfolio with the company's commercial goals and plan for key IP protection to further increase our position in the relevant market.

- Be responsible for proper maintenance of all laboratory and production equipment, adhering to health and safety regulations.

- Represent the company in technical conversation with clients.

- Represent the company in technical conversation with manufacturing partners.

- Represent the company in investor presentation and communication.

- Lead in person conversation and factory-site visits at manufacturing partners facilities in Asia, Europe and the US.

Qualifications & Experience

  • PhD (or equivalent technical expertise from previous commercial development roles) in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field, with 3-5 years experience in polymer processing and development.
  • Experience or understanding of applying Machine Learning for either the material discovery phase or manufacturing process optimisation.
  • Proven leadership, ideally in a startup environment or at an innovation arm of a larger corporation, with roles such as Tech Lead, Head of Tech/Science, or CTO.
  • Strong vision for innovation and sustainability in material science.
  • Location: London. Applicants must be based in or willing to relocate to London and have the right to work in the UK prior to application.

£60k - £70k + Stock Options - London

This full-time position is an opportunity to join a dynamic team at the forefront of material science innovation, contributing significantly to our mission of sustainable development.

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