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