Chemical Process Technician - Resins and Inks

This is a contract job which may lead to a regular full-time position depending on business needs.

We are currently ramping up the development of our next generation Quantum Dot devices based on thin layers of QD-resin matrices and it’s for this reason we need to bring on-board a Chemical Process Technician who will be responsible for supporting the team’s efforts of developing high performing quantum dot inks, including performing QD formulation, surface modification, chemical purification, QD layer deposition, and conducting optical, analytical, and rhetorical characterizations.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Formulate QD-resin inks to meet the required pigment and resin loadings, stability, viscosity, surface tension, etc.
  • Characterize QD-resin formulations, including concentration, density, viscosity, surface tension, etc.
  • Characterize QD solvent solutions including concentration, optical density, fluorescence efficiency, etc.
  • Purify quantum dots, solvents and surfactants including performing QD surface modification, precipitation and resuspension, solvent evaporation, and solvent and surfactant distillation.
  • Clean glass substrates.
  • Deposit thin QD layers on glass substrates using spin coater or other deposition tools.
  • Perform post-coating processing of QD layers.
  • Perform optical characterizations of QD layers, including transmittance, absorption, quantum efficiency, etc.
  • Perform other characterizations of QD layers, including thickness, morphology, and feature dimensions, etc.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with using spin-coater and other wet-chemical thin film deposition tools.
  • Experience with basic chemical operations such as mixing, distillation, precipitation, centrifugation.
  • Experience with thin film metrology, and spectrophotometers.
  • Experience with air-free techniques, including working in glove boxes and using Schlenk line/vacuum gas manifold.
  • Read and be familiar with SDS (safety data sheets) and have worn PPE when handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office 365/Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must show a commitment to maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources, and manage time to meet daily testing needs as well as satisfy longer term commitments to project support.
  • Ability to multi-task is essential for success in this position.
  • Should be very detail oriented.
  • Good documentation skills, including written and oral communication.
  • Must show a commitment to best laboratory practice.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. in science (chemistry, physics, biology or a similar discipline), or an associate degree in the same disciplines with 2-5 years’ experience in relevant area.
  • Recent references available to confirm experience in relevant area.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals. 

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15624141

R&D Scientist, Nanocrystal Photo-Physicist

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes.

Our quantum dots (QDs) are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals. We are constantly developing new materials, evaluating new methods of encapsulation and always pushing the R&D envelope regarding the materials we design and manufacture. We have been very successful in developing the market for quantum dots in the display industry and we’ve been responsible for many breakthrough technological achievements. We are currently expanding our research activities and the successful candidate will play a key role in the development of our next generation quantum dots for display applications. 

 Summary of Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • The primary responsibility for this position will be developing deep understanding of quantum dot photophysics to provide innovative solutions in the design of the QD system for both photoluminescent (PL) and electroluminescent (EL) devices.
  • Characterize and quantify photophysical attributes of QDs from a variety of materials systems, including; photon absorption, charge injection, exciton formation, charge confinement and migration, radiative and non-radiative decay paths, multi-photon processes, degradation mechanisms and impact to quantum efficiency.
  • Optical spectroscopy of quantum dots, including at the single-QD level.
  • Translation/interpretation of QDs optical data into next generation QDs development, such as composition, core/shell construction, and surface ligand modifications,
  • Experience in characterization of QDs in the form of QD-LED or QD composite materials.
  • Expert in QD characterization techniques and instrumentation, especially all aspects of optical characterization.
  • This is a laboratory (hands-on) position requiring coordination with several program teams, development partners, and other outside laboratories.
  • Compile and present research data to the development teams and make best case arguments for accelerating research programs.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • PhD in physics, physical chemistry, material science or a similar discipline.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in the field of quantum dots or closely related optical materials.
  • Familiarity with QD optical characterization measurements (radiative and non-radiative lifetime measurements, multiphoton process measurement, single QD particle spectroscopy, etc.) and QD device characterization techniques (energy level, charge mobility, EQE etc.).
  • Quantum dots composition modeling/simulation experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to interact well in a team environment, as well as external collaborators.
  • Ability and desire to work efficiently and productively in a multi-task environment on a daily basis, independently and with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals. 

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, employee referral program and stock options. We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15624001

 

Formulations Chemist – Resins and Inks

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.  We are the world’s Number 1 designer and producer of Quantum Dots and some of our biggest investors are companies like Samsung and 3M.

Our Quantum dots improve the power efficiency, brightness and color performance of LED LCD displays. This enables LCDs to compete with and even outperform OLED displays. Nanosys has more than 30 products in the market from top brands like Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, TCL, Hisense and ASUS. Millions of devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2016 ranging in size from 7” to 88”.

Today, Quantum Dot displays are built just like LED displays. The quantum dots are added to the backlight of the display in the form of a translucent plastic film that is coated with quantum dots. Each sheet of film contains literally trillions of Quantum Dots. In this mode, the Quantum Dots are improving existing LED displays by enabling them to be more power efficient and by increasing their color performance by over 50%.

We are currently ramping up the development of our next generation Quantum Dot devices and it’s for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity.  We are looking for a Scientist with a background in chemistry or materials science to work on the development and improvement of quantum dot formulations for advanced materials, such as photoresists, inks, and related materials.  The ideal candidate should have experience in the formulation of related monomer and resin materials, with a practical sense for meeting product specifications.  Experience with optical materials is essential, and experience with quantum dots or other colloidal systems is highly desirable.

Summary of essential job functions/responsibilities:

  • Development of robust and scalable quantum dot resin formulations for printing or coating.
  • Control of formulation for viscosity, surface tension, quantum efficiency, light absorption, stability, and related parameters by manipulating the surface chemistry, purity and dispersion of quantum dots.
  • Synthesis and purification of organic compounds, including ligands, monomers, or polymers, etc.
  • Evaluation and optimization of quantum dot resin formulations to work with existing photoresist materials and new resin compositions.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a strong background in resin formulation and thin film processing for optical and display applications.
  • Experience with design and testing of photoresists ideally in the ink/printing or display fields.
  • Experience with air-free synthesis technique is required.
  • Experience with organic and inorganic synthesis.
  • Measurement experience: Optical, rheological, metrology, film characterization.
  • Self-Directed – our new scientist must have a successful track record of working independently on complex technical projects based on guidance from our senior R&D team.

Required Educational Qualifications:

  • M.S. in an appropriate field (Chemistry, Materials Science) and at least 2 years of related industry experience.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.
 
Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals.

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15620751

 

 

Chemical - Process Technician – Thin Film/LED R&D

This is a contract job which may lead to a regular full-time position depending on business needs.

In this role, you will be actively involved in the development of our next generation LED project where you will be a part of a team that creates novel light emissive devices that will use quantum dots as emitters.  Responsibilities in this role include but are not limited to: reproducibly executing the important steps of substrate preparation and cleaning, thin film fabrication (from solution coating and vacuum thermal evaporation), as well as encapsulation and electrical & optical testing.

The majority of the work will be done inside an air-free glovebox in a cleanroom environment.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Work with the project team to develop and execute new fabrication techniques and processes to produce quantum dot based LEDs.
  • Operate the following tools; spin coater, wet cleaner, plasma cleaner, hot plate, thermal evaporator, epoxy dispenser, UV curing system, etc.
  • Prepare and clean glass substrates.
  • Test devices for optical and electrical characteristics in both manual and automated formats.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for each step in the processes.
  • Process monitoring and cleanroom environment monitoring.
  • Maintain the laboratory and related equipment, order supplies.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience: fabricating small devices such as solution-processed or polymer OLEDs, solution – processed solar cells, coin-cell batteries, optoelectronic assemblies or thin films while working in an air-free glovebox.
  • Experience with manual-dispense spin-coating and other manual solution-deposition methods, as well as R&D level vacuum film techniques (thermal evaporation, sputtering, etc.).
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as pipettes, vials and syringes and be comfortable handling small quantities of solvents, acids, bases, etc.
  • Experience using hot plates, and plasma cleaners.
  • Experience with thin film metrology, and spectrophotometers.
  • Testing LEDs, solar cells or batteries for current-voltage characteristics.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-disciplinary groups.
  • Solid mechanical problem-solving skills.

Education & Experience: 

  • An associate degree in materials science/chemistry/ engineering.
  • Relevant industrial experience in electronics or optics research and development in a laboratory environment.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and the ability to work in a glovebox while manipulating small objects/devices.
  • Experience in air free glovebox is a plus.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15619501

R&D Scientist, Nanocrystal Synthesis

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.  We are the world’s Number 1 designer and producer of Quantum Dots and some of our biggest investors are companies like Samsung and 3M.

Our Quantum dots improve the power efficiency, brightness and color performance of LED LCD displays. This enables LCDs to compete with and even outperform OLED displays. Nanosys has more than 30 products in the market from top brands like Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, TCL, Hisense and ASUS. Millions of devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2016 ranging in size from 7” to 88”.

Today, Quantum Dot displays are built just like LED displays. The quantum dots are added to the backlight of the display in the form of a translucent plastic film that is coated with quantum dots. Each sheet of film contains literally trillions of Quantum Dots. In this mode, the Quantum Dots are improving existing LED displays by enabling them to be more power efficient and by increasing their color performance by over 50%.

We are currently ramping up the development of our next generation Quantum Dot devices and it’s for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity.

 R&D Scientist, Nanocrystal Synthesis #1080

Summary of Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • The primary responsibility for this position will be researching and coming up with innovative synthesis methodologies for quantum dots aimed at improving both their optical and charge transport performance to be used in QD-LED applications. 
  • This is a Laboratory (hands-on) position with coordination with development partners.
  • Chemical/ Inorganic synthesis of organometallics in air-free environments.
  • Analytical characterization of organometallic precursors and quantum dots.
  • Compile and present research data to the development team and make best case arguments for developing research programs.
  • Keep excellent research notes and follow all best practice and GMP documentation guidelines.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science or a similar discipline.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in quantum dot synthesis.
  • Knowledge of organic ligand synthesis, polymerization and cross-linking reactions.
  • Familiarity with nanocrystal characterization techniques (TEM, XRD, NMR, spectroscopy etc.).
  • Experience with air-free chemistry techniques, including Schlenk techniques and working with glove boxes.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to interact well in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to work efficiently and productively in a multi-task environment on a daily basis, independently and with minimal supervision.

 Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals. 

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, employee referral program and stock options. We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15619491

 

 

 

 

Process Development Chemist - Nanocrystals

 

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.

Our Quantum dots improve the power efficiency, brightness and color performance of LED LCD displays. This enables LCDs to compete with and even outperform OLED displays. Nanosys has more than 30 products in the market from top brands like Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, TCL, Hisense and ASUS. Millions of devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2016 ranging in size from 7” to 88”.

Today, Quantum Dot displays are built just like LED displays. The quantum dots are added to the backlight of the display in the form of a translucent plastic film that is coated with quantum dots. Each sheet of film contains literally trillions of Quantum Dots. In this mode, the Quantum Dots are improving existing LED displays by enabling them to be more power efficient and by increasing their color performance by over 50%.

We are currently ramping up our manufacturing improvement efforts we are now looking to hire a skilled chemist who will take our scale-up projects to the next level.

We are seeking a Process Development Chemist with experience in semiconductor nanocrystal (quantum dot) synthesis to be responsible for the process development, optimization, and scale-up of our solution based nanocrystal synthesis. The candidate should have a deep understanding of nanocrystal chemistry and its growth kinetics, and have extensive hands-on experience including nanocrystal synthesis, purification, characterization and data analysis. The candidate will need to conduct extensive research in small scale to select and optimize scalable processes for nanocrystal synthesis and purification. As the process owner, the candidate will then need to work with chemical engineers, equipment engineers and the manufacturing team to scale up the processes and address any issues which may come up during the scale-up.  He/she will routinely need to track and analyze the manufacturing data to improve the processes. The process owner will also write, revise and review process documents including safety manual, SOP, work traveler, etc. In addition, the new chemist will also need to train manufacturing personnel on new processes and procedures.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead process scale-up, validation, documentation, and transfer to manufacturing. 
  • Optimize semiconductor nanocrystal synthesis and purification, utilizing inorganic and organic chemistry techniques. 
  • Develop robust, scalable processes for next-generation manufacturing.
  • Use analytical methods to characterize intermediates and products.
  • Manage cross functional teams and processes in order to meet and deliver process development goals.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of nanocrystal chemistry and growth kinetics.
  • Extensive experience with nanocrystal synthesis, purification and characterization.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and strong interpersonal skills to interact well in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to work efficiently and productively in a deadline orientated production environment, independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Design of experiment (DOE) methodology experience.
  • Experience with air-free synthesis technique is required.

Required Education and Experience:      

  • PhD degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 3 years of industrial experience or an MS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Industrial wet/solution based chemical scale-up experience.
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-disciplinary groups.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, employee referral program and stock options. We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15615841

 

LED Packaging and Integration Engineer

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.

Our Quantum dots improve the power efficiency, brightness and color performance of LED LCD displays. This enables LCDs to compete with and even outperform OLED displays. Nanosys has more than 30 products in the market from top brands like Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, TCL, Hisense and ASUS. Millions of devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2016 ranging in size from 7” to 88”.

Today, Quantum Dot displays are built just like LED displays. The quantum dots are added to the backlight of the display in the form of a translucent plastic film that is coated with quantum dots. Each sheet of film contains literally trillions of Quantum Dots. In this mode, the Quantum Dots are improving existing LED displays by enabling them to be more power efficient and by increasing their color performance by over 50%.

We are currently ramping up the development of our next generation Quantum Dot devices and it’s for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity with the R&D team at Nanosys.

Summary of Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development of materials and methods for the integration of Quantum Dots and QD-containing materials into LEDs primarily by pursuing on-chip strategies.
  • Work with chemists and materials scientists to design and fabricate Quantum Dot formulations for use in LED devices.
  • Develop testing methodologies for evaluating LED device performance and predicting lifetimes.
  • Make improvements to LED packaging structures that are compatible with high volume manufacturing at low cost.
  • Investigate degradation mechanisms and work with team members to develop solutions.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience with LED phosphors, quantum dots, or other light down-conversion technologies and how they integrate and function with packaging materials
  • Experience in LED device design, thermal management, packaging and assembly.
  • Experience with LED reliability testing methods and failure modes.
  • Self-motivated with a hands-on and pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with an ability to articulate complex challenges across departments.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Characterization of optical performance of LEDs for display applications.
  • Familiarity with quantum dot surface chemistry, purification, and functionalization.
  • Familiarity with LED encapsulants and polymer processing.
  • Hands-on LED/Device fabrication skills.

Required Qualifications (Education level):

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Physical Science, Solid State Chemistry, Device Physics and/or Engineering with focus on optical devices.

Nanosys offers competitive salary including stock options with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 4 weeks paid time off and 11 paid holidays.

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Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15593881

Chemical Manufacturing Technician

This is a temporary position with the potential to convert to full time, depending on business needs.

 We are the leader in developing the market for quantum dots in the TV and display industry. Our technology enables two of the hottest new features in TV today: UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). We are currently developing the next generation of super high color and ultra-high definition materials that many major TV manufacturers such as Samsung, TCL and HiSense turn to when looking to improve the color output of their latest and greatest TV.

Quantum Dots are one of the first successful commercial applications of real nanotechnology. Each quantum dot is a tiny crystal, just a bit bigger than a water molecule that has a unique superpower- the ability to emit light with incredible brightness, efficiency and pure color. Our customers apply trillions of these tiny crystals to displays in devices from TVs to tablets to make them brighter and more power efficient with accurate, lifelike colors.

Our business is growing and we now need to bring on-board a Chemical Manufacturing Technician who will be responsible for supporting the group’s production of quantum dots including performing purifications and synthetic chemistry following standard operating procedures.  Most of the chemistry is done in glove boxes or air-free environments.

 Summary of essential job functions:

  • After an initial period of training the new hire will operate production equipment according to established SOPs. He/She will perform manufacturing activities of full scope including but not limited to work functions in Quantum Dot Synthesis, reagent preparation, some analytical measurements such as UV Vis, blending and packaging. 
  • Perform daily production of commercial or development products according to production plan.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions to manufacture product in glove boxes and/or fume hoods -
    • using lab glassware, centrifuges, syringes,
    • measuring liquid and dry chemicals,
    • using temperature controllers, heating mantles, thermocouples and programs to run reactions.
  • Adhere to and actively support corporate Employee, Health & Safety polices.  
  • Identify, report and participate in recommended improvement or corrective action on safety and environmental problems.
  • Participate in Employee Health & Safety audits, site meetings, and group discussions.
  • Assess workload and adjust time to complete work within timelines needed to meet production plan and customer demands.
  • Demonstrate positive teamwork and assist fellow team members in completing work when necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Perform and properly document assigned calibrations and preventive maintenance according to schedule.
  • Maintain, label and exercise the practice of first-in-first out Raw Material, In Process or Finished Goods inventories according to established procedures.
  • Communicate process deviations to supervisors.
  • Improve knowledge and skills throughout the training process.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Read and be familiar with SDS (safety data sheets) and have worn PPE when handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Demonstrated experience in either chemical lab, production or manufacturing environment.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office 365/Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must show a commitment to maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources, and manage time to meet daily testing needs as well as satisfy longer term commitments to project support.
  • Ability to multi-task is essential for success in this position.
  • Should be very detail oriented.
  • Good documentation skills, including written and oral communication.
  • Must show a commitment to best laboratory and manufacturing practices.
  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance at work facility, to include timeliness.
  • Must be available and willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends and afterhours.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organic synthesis and some analytical experience, specialty chemical manufacturing.
  • Experience in air-free techniques working in glove boxes and schlenk line/vacuum gas manifold.
  • Experience in GMP environment.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • B.S. in science (chemistry, physics, biology or a similar discipline) or equivalent work experience.
  • Without degree: 2-5 years’ experience in relevant manufacturing/chemical synthesis.
  • Recent references available to confirm experience in Chemical Manufacturing or Production.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing for multiple hours while working in front of manufacturing apparatus including glove boxes, fume hoodsuse of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds. With or without corrective lens: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet. Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour continuously.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses, gloves. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in a chemical manufacturing environment. The ambient noise level in the environment is moderate, with periodic higher frequency noise from processing equipment operation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with hazardous chemicals. 

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