Role description

Would you like to be at the heart of developing the new generation of nuclear reactors?

We are supporting our partner – Moltex Energy – in seeking a Chemist to join their growing team in their efforts to contribute and respond to the world’s critical necessity of clean energy. They have the technology to transform the energy landscape, ushering in a new age of clean, low-cost energy for all.

As a Chemist you will be a member of the team developing the chemistry of Moltex’s Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) and Waste to Stable Salts (WATSS) recycling technologies. The role offers a mix of laboratory and desktop research and development. The successful candidate will work closely with other technical disciplines and be part of an agile multidisciplinary team.

This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a technology that can make a significant contribution to reducing global CO2 emissions.

What Moltex offers…

Located in Birchwood, Warrington, Moltex offers the opportunity for daily interaction with a diverse team of scientific and engineering professionals working in an agile project delivery environment. For those on board, it is going to be a demanding but rewarding journey. Other benefits include:

  • Learning and development resources
  • Excellent growth opportunities
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 statutory holidays
  • Company pension scheme with options
  • Free, secure onsite parking
  • Close to travel networks and within walking distance of Birchwood station


The Chemist will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the WATSS Senior Chemist in the verification of the proposed process, and leading specific technical work packages
  • Planning and delivery of laboratory trials for the verification and validation of SSR chemistry design
  • Building relationships and working with industry and academic experts to enable peer review and substantiation of results
  • Supporting the design, build and operation of laboratory rigs operating at high temperature, ensuring experiments remain simple and safe
  • Contributing to the delivery of identified R&D programmes
  • Working on the development of models used to predict the performance of the SSR and WATSS technologies
  • Providing regular progress reports on activities to the Lead Chemist and wider technical and leadership teams

Skills, qualifications & experience

  • Higher degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Practical laboratory experience with a good understanding experimental planning, delivery and laboratory safety
  • Understanding of nuclear chemistry and corrosion mechanisms
  • Broad science and engineering appreciation with the ability to understand other disciplines and effectively apply this to development and design work

Moltex’s mission is to bring SSRs to market as quickly as possible. To achieve this, the successful candidate will need to be:

  • A curious individual with the desire to understand the broader science and technical aspects of the technology
  • A practical problem-solver who is driven to find simple solutions and not over-complicate design and development work
  • Delivery-focused and technically strong
  • An excellent team worker who integrates well with other team members so “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and ensures progress of the reactor design as a whole
  • An adaptable and flexible individual who is comfortable in a rapidly growing and changing company.

Moltex is an equal opportunity employer. Moltex prides itself in having a team that promotes diversity, inclusion, leadership, mindfulness, high initiative, energy and passion.

For more information about the role and organisation please click the “Apply for this position” or contact me at

My colleagues and I have in depth knowledge of the structure, current projects and future projects of organisations in the international nuclear energy industry. We use this information to map out where opportunities exist and then match the experts we represent with the right opportunities. If you are currently working in the nuclear industry then we can offer you advice, support and representation. Please feel free to contact me.

Olivia Mindrila