Information ScientistGloucestershire£25,000 £30,000Permanent Full TimeThe company are well placed in the food industry and provide scientific, technical and legislative support to the food, drinks and...
Senior R&D Materials Scientist
I am currently looking to recruit for a senior R&D materials scientist to join my client's development lab based in the Oxford area. You will play a central role in the technical work carried out in the development lab. The person filling this position will be responsible for the development of novel light-emitting materials based on halide perovskite and will lead a small team towards these objectives. The scientist will have a proven track record (academic or industrial) in the field of halide perovskite and is expected to have a high scientific profile.
Role / Description:
Applications are invited for an experienced R&D Materials Scientist to lead the novel materials development activities in the company. This includes conception and synthesis of novel perovskite light-emitting materials, scaling up of synthetic routes, advanced materials characterisation, fabrication of films and optoelectronic devices and optical characterisation of the devices. The scientist will also supervise a small team of laboratory technicians and engineer.
Key Skills & Experience:
This role has the following responsibilities:
- Lead the development of novel light-emitting perovskite materials
- Conception and synthesis of high performance emitters
- Scale up of synthetic routes towards commercial exploitation
- Fabrication of thin film coatings using slot-die, blade and ink-jet coating methods
- Advanced characterisation of materials and coatings (e.g. SEM, XRD, optical microscopy, optical absorption, photo- and electroluminescence
- Reporting of experimental procedures and results at internal and external meetings
- Supervision of a small team of laboratory technicians and engineers
- Reporting directly to CTO and CEO
The role would be ideally suited to candidates who can demonstrate:
- Possession of a PhD degree in physics, materials science or chemistry
- Significant experience in the development of perovskite materials and devices
- Demonstrated high level scientific achievements (academic or industrial)
- Strong expertise in materials characterisation (XRD, SEM, photoluminescence, ...)
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to supervise a team of laboratory technicians
- Excellent observational and record keeping skills
- Good interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work as part of a team