60 new research jobs at synthetic diamond company Element Six

Posted on 8 Nov 2012

Element Six, a manufacturer of synthetic diamond supermaterials, plans to recruit 60 new scientists and technicians for its new Global Innovation Centre near Oxford.

The jobs will be as materials and physical scientists, engineers and technicians for its new centre under construction near Oxford.

The new £20m centre, due to open in spring 2013, will be the world’s largest and most sophisticated synthetic diamond supermaterials R&D facility. The site will consolidate the company’s industry-leading R&D teams which are currently based across the world.

Element Six, a member of the De Beers Group of Companies, is recruiting into a variety of exciting innovation roles to join its international employee base. The company’s available positions include R&D project managers and scientists, as well as technical and support roles such as technologists and lab technicians.

“These positions are a fantastic opening for innovators to join a world-leading company, with all the exciting associated career opportunities,” Steve Coe, Group Innovation Director “We are offering the rare chance to help establish a world-class innovation facility and develop state-of-the-art products and technology which will deliver extreme performance in the most demanding of applications”

The jobs will be advertised on the company’s website, e6.com, through a phased recruitment over the coming months.

The company says that the new researchers will work with customers to develop solutions which deliver step change performance over conventional materials. The company’s research collaborations deliver solutions in areas including productivity improvement, reductions in energy consumption and enabling leaps in technology advancement never previously considered.

Element Six is well-established in the synthetic diamond industry and works with its partners to develop extreme materials for a wide range of applications including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas drilling and semiconductors.