Helio is Hiring: Nanoparticles Formulation Chemist

At Helio Display Materials Ltd, we are creating materials based on the outstanding properties of metal halide perovskites for a new generation of brighter and more colourful displays that use significantly less power. We work with the best scientific and commercial brains in our field to expedite solid research and development. We are a well-funded, dynamic start-up entering a new phase of expansion. 

About the role 

We are seeking a Nanoparticles Formulation Chemist [Ref: T3] to join our applications/formulations team to execute lab work following formulation recipes and characterization protocols. The successful candidate will work closely with our experienced chemists and material scientists to progress our formulations and products to the next stage of performance required from our customers.

You will be located in our brand new office and laboratories which have been custom designed for Helio. We are based in an attractive location 10 minutes from central Oxford and near public transport.

You will receive a competitive salary depending on experience and the opportunity to benefit from the company's tax efficient share option scheme.

This is a unique opportunity to join the company at an early stage and to progress your career as the company grows. If you believe you could bring valuable skills and ideas to the company, we’d love to hear from you.


  • Developing new polymer formulations using Helio nanoparticles to meet target specifications
  • Developing deposition methods for those formulations including spin coating, blade coating and/or inkjet printing
  • Performing characterisations such as surface morphology, optical microscopy and optical performance
  • Planning and executing experiments under the guidance of an expert principal scientist
  • Reporting experimental procedures and results
  • Performing all laboratory work in a safe manner and adhering to company policies and standard operating procedures


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

  • Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline
  • Proven experience with formulation chemistry
  • Proven track record of high quality laboratory work, data collection and record keeping
  • A problem-solving mindset
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good time management and planning skills
  • Self-motivated, well organised and pro-active learner
  • Ability to follow strict synthetic protocols and be reproducible

The following experience is desirable:

  • Experience working with nanoparticle dispersions
  • Experience with formulation preparation and deposition of resin thin films, for example using spin coating, blade coating or inkjet printing.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK.

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)