Helio is Hiring: Materials Chemist/ Senior Materials Chemist

Applications are invited for a Materials Chemist/Senior Materials Chemist [Ref. C3] located in Oxford UK to play a key role in a new, highly skilled team working on a new class of light-emitting materials for displays.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in a dynamic and exciting start-up environment. Compensation will include a competitive salary and EMI share options.


  • Synthesis of perovskite nanocrystals and development of novel scalable synthetic methods
  • Development of purification and post-processing methods to improve efficiency and reliability of materials
  • Preparation of stable nanoparticles dispersions for use in ink formulations
  • Production of core materials for internal and external R&D purposes
  • Determination of structure/property relationships, exploration of degradation mechanisms and correlations to particle and dispersion properties
  • Use of characterisation equipment to determine particle size distributions, optical and material properties 
  • Supervision and working with R&D technicians
  • Development of experimental procedures and analysis of results
  • Assistance in the formulation of inks for coating and printing
  • Contribute to the strategic planning of product developments in close collaboration with expert scientists


The role would be ideally suited to candidates who can demonstrate:

  • PhD in chemistry, materials science or related disciplines
  • 3+ yrs experience in a comparable research environment
  • Expertise in inorganic/organic nanoparticles synthesis (e.g. perovskites, quantum dots, metal oxides and polymer nanoparticles)
  • Experience with purification processes and materials characterisation methods
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills, ability to thrive as part of a team
  • Dynamic, creative, motivated, and committed to continuous learning

The following experience is desirable:

  • 5+ years experience in a commercial R&D entity
  • Experience with up-scaling of chemical syntheses
  • Expertise in manufacturing processes and QC/QA processes  

Helio is committed to treating everyone equally and with the same attention and respect regardless of their age, disability, gender, marital status, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or sexual orientation.

Please email us at contact@heliodm.com to apply (no agencies please)