Job Ref: J33126
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Energy/Renewables, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 14 August 2019
  • Oxfordshire, England, UK OX1 3PU Oxfordshire Oxfordshire UK OX1 3PU
  • Competitive
  • Andrew Shortt
  • 0121 728 8456

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Senior R&D Materials Scientist



Competitive Salary

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

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