Location: Leyton, London

Starting Date: Year round options (2 weeks minimum)

Reports to: CTO

Workload: full or part time (Monday – Friday 10am – 6:30pm)

About Our Company

Chip[s] Board® is a bioplastic innovation company, focusing on bringing sustainable circular economy materials to mass markets. We have now become established as a pioneering brand in the bioplastic industry. Our materials are all developed using industrial food waste as replacements for harmful plastics used in everyday products. We have particular focus on durable materials for the fashion and interior design markets.

Chip[s] Board® is a fast moving company and the successful candidate will join our core team as we grow. Joining our team is an exciting opportunity and every member needs key specialist skills to ensure we are growing smartly.


We’re looking for a selection of enthusiastic lab assistants to support our R&D team with the production of samples, sheets and further research into innovative materials.

Primarily targeted at current students and recent graduates, but if you have a scientific/production background and want to lend a hand then still get in contact.


  • Help run experiments and reach data-driven conclusions

  • Run and analyze standard material tests

  • Assist the team leader in establishing project objectives related to formulation workflows and provide estimated timelines

  • Batch produce samples and sheets for the production/marketing team

  • Coordinate with team in planning experiments to meet the project deadlines

  • Communicate the progress and data analysis in the form of technical reports

  • Assist the R&D team with day to day tasks

  • Maintain lab safety and provide safety guidance to researchers in the lab

Skills & Requirements

  • BSc/BA Material Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Product Design or similar (can still be studying)

  • Well-developed independent research skills

  • Lab experience

  • Ability to follow a set procedure for experiments

  • Ability to work in fast-paced startup environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

If interested please send a cover letter and CV to careers@chipsboard.com

Application deadline : multiple opportunities throughout the year (2 week internship minimum)

This is an unpaid role for those looking to gain experience in a laboratory environment (travel and expenses are covered)