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R&D Technician

Worn Again Technologies (Nottingham)

Mar 11, 2024

About Worn Again Technologies (WAT):

WAT’s vision is to eradicate textile waste and keep resources in constant circulation. Our proprietary recycling technology recaptures raw materials from non-reusable textiles. This is being developed and commercialised by an expert team and strategic partners who share the ambition of creating a circular world.

The challenge – Mountains of textiles and plastics still end up in landfills. Current recycling methods turn <1% of non-reusable materials into new textiles, whilst demand for new resources grows.

The solution – WAT is solving the challenge of separating polycotton blends and putting them back into circular raw materials.  Our advanced recycling technology can separate, decontaminate and extract polyester and cotton from non-reuseable textiles and polyester packaging.



WAT is hiring a R&D Technician to be a pivotal member of our R&D team based in Nottingham city centre.



  • Based in our R&D lab, the primary role will be production of cellulose samples using our bespoke lab equipment, and testing them (via GPC, CHN, etc) to ensure they meet customer specifications.
  • Also routine preparation and analysis of incoming textile samples following written lab procedures.
  • To collaborate effectively with the R&D team and assist Research Scientists as required.
  • Continue to refine small-scale cellulosic processes in terms of experimentation and characterisation.
  • Work to project deadlines and provide updates via weekly meetings and use of the company project management software.
  • Assist in laboratory upkeep including: health and safety, housekeeping, lab consumable management.



  • Industry experience of working in a chemistry laboratory.
  • Ability to follow written lab procedures and knowledge of common analytical equipment.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise competing deadlines.
  • Attention to detail in data recording and documentation.
  • Can-do attitude with a willingness to help others in the team and wider business as required.
  • Ability to work with hazardous materials independently and safely.




  • Degree in Chemistry or related subject.
  • Practical experience of analytical equipment including: GPC, TGA, DSC, FTIR, GC-MS, ICP-OES.
  • Lab experience of working with polymers and/or textiles/fibres.
  • Interest in the textile recycling industry.


Start date: ASAP

Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

Reports to: Lead Technologist

Salary: £25,000 – £32,000 + benefits

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to jobs@wornagain.co.uk

A waste-free, circular resource world is within reach.