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Open Innovation formulation Scientist Liverpool United Kingdom

Open Innovation formulation Scientist

Wellington House, Physics Road | Liverpool | United Kingdom | L249HP

The role

Apart of Imperial Brands, Nerudia has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic Open Innovation Formulation scientist to join our team in Liverpool.  As an Open Innovation Formulation scientist, you will be responsible for helping to identify and assess cutting-edge external technology that could be used in next-generation products. Open Innovation allows us to work with external companies and individuals to collaboratively develop technology and accelerate our innovation process. Offering a variety of innovative products from Vape to heated tobacco, to meet their differing needs will give the worlds smokers the best chance of switching for good. Combining our skills, market knowledge and creativity, we are developing the next-generation of products to give smokers the choice of something better.  Open Innovation allows us to work with external companies and individuals to collaboratively develop technology and accelerate our innovation process.   The role will involve travelling globally at least a few times a month

What you will be doing

  • Technology scouting: Scouring the market for new technology that could deliver value to next-generation products. This involves desk research, utilising industry contacts, visiting trade shows, and more.
  • Communicating with external partners: Working with potential solution providers to understand their technology and how it could be of benefit to us.
  • Technology assessment: Reviewing external technology to assess suitability for next-generation products. Ranges from desk research and methodology design, to lab-scale testing.

Do you have

  • BSc or PhD in Chemistry or Equivalent
  • Experience in product formulation
  • Experience in assessing various technologies e.g. drug delivery, encapsulation, new delivery formats etc
  • An interest in the latest and greatest advancements in technology
  • A team player capable of managing and collaborating with various external partners
  • Effective communicator with a strong capability to collaborate, influence, and drive action
  • Enthusiasm for finding innovative solutions to engineering challenges

What we offer

  • Excellent Competitive Salary + 25 days Holidays + Car salary sacrifice scheme + Free onsite car park + flexible working
  • training and development programme with access to certifications
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Health Cover (including additional discounts)
  • Weekly Nutritionist & Psychology Coach
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports classes (5 a side football, Spinning/ Circuits & Yoga)
  • world class facilities including modern office spaces, laboratories, workshops and manufacturing clean rooms.
  • Career development
  • International stakeholder engagement and travel

About us

Nerudia, Originally founded in 2013 by industry pioneers David Newns and Chris Lord, Nerudia quickly developed a strong track record of developing innovative nicotine products to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives.  In 2017 we became part of Imperial Brands, a dynamic fast-moving consumer goods company with over 30,000 employees worldwide, and we are now Imperial’s home of R&D for Next Generation Products (NGPs). Spanning across different categories of NGP (including vapour, heated tobacco and oral nicotine delivery) we are focused on creating something better for the world’s smokers. 

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