Optical Test and Reliability Technician - Temporary Position

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

Join The Quantum Dot Company™!

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.

Position overview:
Our business is growing, and we now need to bring on-board a proactive and adaptable test technician to support and enhance our state-of-the-art optical and reliability laboratories.  About 50% of the work will include regular testing, however, due to the R&D nature of our business, a lot of the responsibility of this role will be working with our researchers on one-off and unique requests which will require some inventiveness and a high degree of self motivation!

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions to test optical performance and reliability of quantum dot film samples using LabVIEW and various other software platforms.
  • Perform routine data analysis using templates in Excel and running macros to load data and auto-calculate and plot.
  • Perform routine maintenance and monitoring of test and measurement platforms, including monitoring temperatures and light output and tuning electrical equipment according to established procedures.
  • Schedule tests and measurements based on defined measurement frequency and special requests, retrieve and distribute samples according to schedule.
  • Work safely and effectively in a glove box, use syringes to transfer materials between containers, label and organize containers.
  • Quickly understand, respond, and adapt to new requests and quickly learn or create new procedures/methods.
  • Analyze and present data - Retrieve data from multiple database files, compile data in Excel, perform calculations, and make plots.  Compare data sets.  Summarize results and conclusions in PowerPoint and present to a group.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve on hardware, computer, and software issues.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve our operations and test capabilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have exceptionally good organizational skills and pay close attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to precisely describe testing methods and procedures and to proactively communicate with a multidisciplinary team on any issues with testing, equipment, data, and analysis.
  • Work effectively with Windows and Office programs - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Write up procedures in Word and Excel.
  • Flexibility to work after hours and weekends as needed.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • LabVIEW, Visual Basic, and/or other computer programming experience.
  • Some mechanical design, machining, and/or electronics design and assembly.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • B.S. or Associates Degree in Optics, Physics or Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline such as Electrical, Electronics, Laser or Device Engineering.

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 and 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 performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals. 

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.




Sr. Device Physicist - QLED #2500

Join the Quantum Dot Pioneers!

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 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. Once created, the dots are coated onto a barrier film that we call QDEF, which in turn is added to a display during the manufacturing process. We are constantly developing new dots, looking at 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 developing our next generation of game changing devices which involves the development of Quantum Dots as emitters of light & color and it is for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity at Nanosys:

Sr. Device Physicist – QLED

Nanosys is seeking an experienced device physicist to conduct R&D of novel light emissive devices that use quantum dots as emitters. Our company is entering the next phase of its development and as a consequence we are looking for an up-beat, hands-on technical professional who can contribute to the ground-breaking projects in a deadline driven environment. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record in the device physics of thin-film / optoelectronic devices such as OLEDs.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Lead the device physics effort with the focus on device failure analysis and lifetime improvement. 
  • Drive EQE and lifetime improvement by designing, building, and owning advanced characterization techniques and device modeling capabilities.
  • Work with the QLED team to develop and execute agreed upon performance timelines.
  • Develop materials performance criteria and appropriate measurement criteria. Develop creative new means to characterize these devices.
  • Work with the material scientists to modify materials for improved device performance.
  • Work with external collaborators to accelerate development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience in device physics and failure analysis in the field of OLED, solar cells and semiconductor devices.
  • Experience building, using and troubleshooting advanced techniques such as impedance spectroscopy/capacitance-voltage, CELIV/photo-CELIV, Transient EL, Dark Injection, frequency-modulated EL, etc.
  • Extensive experience in the characterization of novel semiconductor and optical materials and the ability to develop processes and methods where no research or literature has been previously published.
  • Strong test methodology background associated with electro-optical characterization of these devices; including measurement of EQE, device lifetime, as well as approaches to probe failure modes of these devices.
  • Experience with semiconductor device modeling, band diagrams, and approaches to resolving issues illuminated by these models is required.
  • Deep understanding of device physics as it applies to improving both device efficiency and lifetime. Experience determining origin of device failure modes highly desired.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to take chances, think beyond the conventional and then test a hypothesis and re-calibrate in order to reach a materials performance goal.

Education & Experience:    

  • A Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or a very closely related engineering discipline.
  • 3+ years of relevant industrial experience developing OLED or other thin film devices ideally in the display or lighting industry.
  • Experience with the development and characterization of innovative/novel materials in the thin film space.

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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