Research Scientist

Oxford, UK
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About the Job

Element Six, part of De Beers Group, is a global leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials.

With research and development facilities and manufacturing sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa and the US, we have been pushing the boundaries of synthetic diamond innovation for more than 60 years. We utilise the extreme properties of synthetic diamond to open up new possibilities in exciting areas such as quantum optics, acoustics and thermal conductivity.

Our success comes from building strong, collaborative relationships, both internally in our extraordinary teams, and externally with our customers. We strive to deliver extreme performance and we seek talented, ambitious people who will thrive in an environment that fosters individuality, inclusivity, innovation and creativity.

We offer an exciting and varied career, with opportunities to work in various locations and teams, and across different functions and projects.

If you like the idea of an exciting variety of work in a diverse global team, then we want you to get in touch.
Job DescriptionJoin a committed team of innovative thinkers developing new diamond materials made by high pressure – high temperature (HPHT) sintering for the rock cutting industry. Together we will develop novel concepts and new products for commercialisation, in partnership with some of the world’s leading Oil & Gas industry players. End applications include oil & gas drilling and geothermal energy drilling applications.

We are looking for someone with passion to join us at our world class Global Innovation Centre in Harwell, Oxfordshire, who cares about what they do, works well in a team and individually, and who is creative, motivated, and able to deliver on challenging objectives. A desire to get stuck into the “hands on” technical aspects of the development work is essential. We are primarily looking for Materials Science graduates, but those with good degrees in Physics, Chemistry or a relevant Engineering subject, that are looking to get into this exciting industry should also apply.

The successful applicant will be welcomed into a project team, given clear responsibilities and trusted to drive progress, whilst also given opportunities for learning and career development

Tagged as: Engineering, Research

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