Materials Scientist


Anaphite is looking for someone to join our small and fast-moving team to help us develop and exploit our advanced graphene-based materials. We are startup based in the Unit DX incubator in Bristol, a five minute walk from Temple Meads train station.

We are currently a small team consisting of two co-founders (chemist and a physicist) and one research chemist. 

We are looking for someone to become a fundamental part of our operation, who has the ability to execute what needs to be done while inventing and exploring around our goals in order to discover new and exciting opportunities as we grow.

-Salary £40-45k (based on experience) + share options [Additional performance-based share options available].

-35 hours per week (1 hour for lunch per day).

-Permanent position.


  • Leading the synthesis, characterisation, and development of improved or novel nanocomposites.

  • Identifying, evaluating and developing composite candidate materials based on internal design objectives and external partner requirements, weighing up their properties with their ease of implementation and cost.

  • Use of key materials knowledge, literature research and experiments to validate results and substantiate materials choices.

  • Communication of key product capabilities to external partners.

  • Manage and advise graduate level scientist colleagues.

Essential Skills

  • A PhD with a focus on materials chemistry is essential.

  • Demonstrable experience within a relevant role, preferably in industry, or in a research environment.

  • Self-driven and highly motivated within time-sensitive environments.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise key activities according to project timescales.

  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and work under pressure.

  • Creative and methodical problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to build and maintain collaborative working relationships.

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry, ceramics, or heterogeneous catalysis.

  • Experience working with two-dimensional materials, metal oxides, or polymers.

  • Previous work formulating or testing and characterising composites in any field.

  • Requiring limited supervision, with good personal time management.

  • Experience of operating in an industrial R&D environment.

  • Use of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Understanding of Health & Safety compliance.

  • Relevant industrial experience.


  • 25 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Performance related share options.

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Flexible working hours (outside our core hours 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday). For example, if you were to work 9am-6pm or 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, you could take Friday afternoon off.

  • Free coffee.

  • £300 learner fund per year (to spend on lessons to gain new skills, whether it’s job related or not, from coding to driving lessons to baking).

  • An electric scooter.

If you are interested in this role please email your CV and a less than 200 word cover letter along with the title of the role to