Test Scientist

  • Full-time

Company Description

Bramble Energy is an innovator of renewable energy technologies; designing and manufacture high-performance, low-cost, fuel cell stacks using printed circuit board (PCB) materials and processes.

Bramble Energy is a well-funded (£35m series B funding), scale-up business on a fast track to becoming a global player in fuel cell technology. Our impact on net zero emissions shall come in the form of sustainable solutions to static and moving power.

Bramble welcomes diversity, ingenuity, and enthusiasm and rewards its staff with a dynamic working environment and significant financial benefits. Bramble transformed itself in its first year and aims to continue the staff growth to meet the growing business needs.

Role Overview 

We are looking for an experienced Test Scientist to join our expanding test team, this role is based on-site in our facility in Crawley. The Test Scientist will work on developing novel coatings for use in our PCB fuel cells, working as part of a team to conduct hands-on ink and coating evaluation, as well as performing failure analysis, material inspection, along with electrochemical and other laboratory testing. The role will suite an applicant with a history of implementing and conducting rigorous laboratory test procedures and experience producing high quality testing results.   

Job Description

Principal Accountabilities 

  • Undertake and develop robust procedures to conduct electrochemical corrosion experiments in the laboratory 

  • Support the Corrosion Lead in delivering results to develop Bramble’s passivation inks, this will include electrochemical, physical and resistance testing using laboratory equipment 

  • Support the Platforms team to evaluate Bramble’s sensor technology and perform regular quality control testing of devices 

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality and consistency of testing in the passivation laboratory 

  • Follow health and safety guidelines and, where necessary, complete new risk assessments to uphold a high standard of laboratory safety 

  • On time delivery of testing plans   

  • Quality control and reporting of test results   

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve goals  

Person Specification 

  • Methodical and organised approach to tasks 

  • Assertive but with a team mentality to work collaboratively towards improving processes 

  • Able to understand the scientific details required to deliver the goals  

  • Problem solving mentality  


Qualifications & Experience 


  • Degree or equivalent in relevant scientific or engineering discipline (chemistry, chemical engineering, etc.)  

  • Demonstratable industrial experience in a laboratory environment 

  • Previous experience managing laboratory testing and the delivery of quality test results 

  • Risk assessments and health and safety understanding  

  • Use of methodical processes to solve complex issues 

  • Self-starter able to work both autonomously and part of a team  

  • Good oral and written communication skills 


  • Experience in electrochemical or materials corrosion research and development 

  • Experience of working with hazardous materials 

  • Experience working in an industrial research environment 

Additional Information

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, scaling with experience
  • Strong pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice electric car scheme
  • Life Assurance of four times your annual salary
  • Private Medical & Dental cover
  • Health cash plan
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service
  • Two days paid leave to volunteer per annum
  • Employee of the month bonus scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Subscription to Headspace
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working hours