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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

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

Mechanic - Manufacturing

Join the Quantum Dot market and technology leaders! 

Are you the kind of person that can
~ fix anything mechanical
~ has a natural aptitude for tinkering and repairing

~ loves to get their hands dirty while taking something apart and putting it back together again
~ knows how to fix or is interested in knowing how to repair a glass lined reactor??

If the answer to these questions is yes then please read on….

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. We 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.

At our heart, we are a specialty chemicals company and our manufacturing process requires that we run wet chemistry lines with commercial scale reactors and process piping.  We are currently growing our production capabilities and transforming some of our pilot lines into full scale commercial production.  Our cutting-edge environment creates a unique opportunity for the kind of engineering and maintenance mechanic that enjoys a challenge and who can take ownership of equipment and processes.

Our ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience as a journeyman level mechanic working on complicated systems or machinery - he/she will have a natural inclination to tinker and fix mechanical parts such as mechanical seals or high pressure vacuum pumps.

Military veterans with motor pool, heavy equipment and/or diesel/shipboard training are highly encouraged to apply to this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Engineering and Production departments to diagnose, repair, modify and maintain chemical processing equipment to insure safe and efficient operation.
  • Respond to problems with the equipment supporting plant operations
  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance schedules and protocols are followed in a timely manner and that all records are kept up to date.
  • Assist with the installation and start up new (process) equipment.
  • Track equipment history to ensure critical spare parts inventory.
  • Follow Safety, Health & Environmental safe work procedures.

Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Strong hands-on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and equipment trouble shooting and maintenance skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of mechanical maintenance experience ideally in a chemical manufacturing or a fermentation / biotech / pharma environment OR training in one of the following areas;

o   Military motor pool, jet/turbine engine or heavy equipment maintenance

o   Shipboard diesel or nuclear powered turbine maintenance

o   Auto/fleet maintenance

  • Experienced with use of hand tools and power tools.  Ability to use machine tools to fabricate custom parts.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must be safety conscious and have excellent safety record.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other departments.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical or pneumatic problems with production equipment and process piping.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing vacuum pumps, piping and high & low pressure plumbing.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials such as solvents and acids.
  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use CAD to design prototype components and fixtures.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and facilities equipment.

Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:

  • Visual acuity sufficient to work with small parts.
  • Ability to hear abnormal sounds from process equipment, safety alarms and process alarms.
  • Physical ability to perform equipment maintenance, including occasionally working in awkward positions.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to manipulate heavy items such as gas cylinders.

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 50 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. 

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, 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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online:  https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15588851

Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) – Summer Internship

This is a temporary paid position with our EHS&S group.  Ideally the candidate will join the company in May or June for a 12 to 16 week assignment with some flexibility on the number of hours worked per week (32 – 40).  This will be an excellent opportunity for an aspiring safety professional to learn how an EHS&S group functions in a chemical manufacturing company and you will also gain valuable hands on experience with the safety systems that make up a modern manufacturing environment.

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. We 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.

We design, synthesize and manufacture our Quantum Dots in our facility here in Milpitas and our growth is such that we need to hire an EHS&S intern to work with our Director of EHS&S on some key initiatives.  We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and the recognition of successes.  We hope that the practical experience gained from working on the Nanosys safety program will compliment your academic studies and we look forward to sharing our know-how with you.

The ideal candidate should be working to complete a degree in industrial safety or environmental health & safety management.  As an intern you will be given several projects that you will be tasked with running from beginning to end over the course of the summer and this should greatly enhance your learning experience.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with identifying, assessing and monitoring workplace hazards and hazard mitigations.
  • Establish/build out an emergency response capability for hazardous chemical response.
  • Build an Emergency Response Team (ERT) remote location cage/cart and build spill kits.
  • Assist with Process Hazard Analysis and Pre-Start Safety Review of equipment.
  • Conduct air monitoring and wipe sampling.
  • Conduct chemical inventory update of Hazardous Material Business Plan using the California Environmental Report database.
  • Audit internal records including training, incident and regulatory compliance.
  • Work on Electrical Safety Program components, including establishing lock out/tag out tools.
  • Support the projects of the safety excellence team.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable about Cal/OSHA, NFPA, ANSI and other applicable regulations.
  • Experience with chemicals and the Hazard Communication standard. 
  • Some related experience in a chemical manufacturing or an industrial setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interface with management and employees.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must be working towards a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Safety, Fire Science or Industrial Hygiene.

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 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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Global Order Fulfillment Planner

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 at Nanosys.

Global Order Fulfillment Planner #1020

The ideal new team member will bring their know-how and enthusiasm for getting complex logistics projects to run smoothly to bear in our fast moving and internationally based business.  He/She will work with the Sales, Supply Chain & Logistics, Finance & Accounting and Production groups as needed to ensure all operational aspects of Order Management comply with industry “best practices” and all Regulatory and Audit compliance requirements are met.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain ownership of all details and communication throughout the ‘quote to cash process’.
  • Manage the routing and fulfillment of customer requests for information relating to order fulfillment such as requests for pricing, product availability, MSDS, COA, TDS, product specification sheets, shipment tracking, etc.
  • Support to Sales during pre-sales negotiations (quotations, bid preparation, contract review).
  • Set up new customers and maintain customer and contacts records in Oracle sales order system.
  • Coordinate with Operations to understand inventory availability and to schedule shipments. 
  • Receives and reviews customer purchase orders to ensure they meet finance standards and are SOX compliant. Review and validate terms and conditions, escalate as appropriate.
  • Execute the export distribution of specialty chemicals from Nanosys or 3rd party partners to other regions globally by guiding export orders through all processes immediately following order entry to delivery to the customer.
  • Support and manage KPI reporting on order management, fulfillment and freight.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in supply chain, operations or business.
  • 5 years or more experience working with Oracle Inventory, Order Management and related supply chain modules. 
  • 5 years or more experience working with Freight forwarding and import and export compliance.
  • 5 years or more experience working in ‘quote to cash’.
  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Windows software application
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and mathematical skills.
  • Capable of generating moderately complex spreadsheets and reports utilizing: Microsoft Excel (pivot tables) and Microsoft Word. 
  • Excellent communication skills including written, oral and presentation skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient understanding of IATA or CFR49 dangerous goods regulations.
  • Working knowledge or fluency in Korean, Chinese or Japanese.
  • Experience with high value chemicals/materials in a chemical, bio-pharma or GMP environment.

Work Environment and Schedule:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment, with some periodic exposure to a chemical manufacturing environment.  

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.  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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15581821

Formulations Chemist - Polymers and Coatings

Join the Quantum Dot Pioneers!

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 at Nanosys.

Formulations Chemist – Polymers and Coatings #1010

The ideal candidate will have several years of industrial experience in a manufacturing environment working on development projects, formulating and testing resins used in the production of thin films, coatings, or encapsulants. He/she will need to be very familiar with polymer and resin chemistry and ideally will have formulated nano-composites or other multi-component polymer systems and processed them into films or other form factors.  In this role you will work with our polymer science team and with minimal guidance will formulate new resins and set up a testing process to ensure that the new materials meet current and future performance requirements.  Ideally you will be able to draw upon several years of testing experience in order to devise new methods of film/material analysis.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Formulate resin chemistries that meet current thin film (QDEF) specifications and work with the polymer science team to develop new chemistries for the film development program.
  • Regularly create test plans that include experimental design for the continual analysis of new resins, films and encapsulants.
  • Execute and monitor test results and subsequently analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  • Incorporate quantum dots into polymer resin systems using a variety of methods that include techniques applicable to roll-to-roll coating processes.
  • Interpret optical performance and reliability results for iterative improvement.
  • Carry out Polymer/Oligomer/Organic synthesis or modifications.
  • Collaborate with and take direction from senior scientists, and independently work on assigned projects in a deadline orientated production environment.
  • Investigate polymer and materials degradation mechanisms.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive background in polymer or organic synthesis, formulation and characterization with films/laminates/encapsulants for the optical or display industries.
  • Proficiency with polymer characterization methods - e.g. DMA, thermal analysis, rheology, spectroscopy and the underlying theory. 
  • Ability to apply test results to product performance metrics.
  • Ability to utilize and formulate with resins, surfactants, pigments, and dispersants used in optical films.  Hands on experience in experimental design, analysis and reporting.
  • High energy, goal oriented results driven and communicative. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of self-autonomy.
  • Attitude of proactive problem solving and a work ethic of carrying out assigned projects to completion.
  • Familiarity with quantum dots or similar nano- materials desirable.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing coatings or other encapsulants specifically for display or optical applications.
  • Experience in radiation curable coatings or structural adhesives. Experience with nanocomposites or multi-component polymer systems.
  • Experience in polymer processing by a variety of methods, including film coating, photolithography, printing, injection molding.

Required Education & Experience:

  • A BS or MS in one of the following or a very closely related scientific discipline; Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or Material Science.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant industrial experience in either the chemical or materials development industry

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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer
Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15579521

 

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. 

EEOE M/F/D/V

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15567481

Research Technician - Chemical Manufacturing / Quantum Dot Synthesis

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Research Technician – Chemical Manufacturing / Quantum Dot Synthesis

This is a temporary position with the potential to convert to full time, depending on business needs.This is an hourly contract position with our R&D group.  We will teach you how to make/produce Quantum Dots using a wet chemistry process in our class leading manufacturing site here in Milpitas.

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. We 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.

Research Technician – Chemical Manufacturing/Quantum Dot Synthesis #995T

We design, synthesize and manufacture our Quantum Dots in our facility here in Milpitas and our growth is such that we need to hire an additional associate scientist to work with our team of PhD researchers in the production of more Quantum Dots.  This team is responsible for taking the raw materials that we synthesize and creating both QD cores and shells.  We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes and the new team member will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work independently or under the supervision of senior scientist to develop the next generation semiconductor nanocrystals (Quantum Dots).
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials in an air-free environment according to pre-drafted weekly plan, with limited daily supervision.
  • Be involved in and contribute to developing scale up processes to commercialize new and existing materials.
  • Help optimize and improve quantum dot synthesis as well as quantum dot characterization. 
  • Record, write detailed experimental procedures (in accordance with Good Manufacturing Process) and draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) to facilitate process transfer to production.
  • Compile and present R&D data to the R&D organization.
  • Perform QD purification and spectrophotometric evaluation of QD solutions.
  • Analyze and help interpret spectral and optical test data.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a GMP environment and a commitment to creating and maintaining a very safe working environment.
  • Ability to seek/make recommendations solving QDs synthetic problems.
  • Desire to follow and digest latest scientific discoveries in QD field.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Power Point, and Excel.

Required education, experience and qualifications:      

  • B.S. and 3 years of experience or an M.S and one years’ experience in Chemistry, Material Science or a similar discipline.
  • Experience with air-free chemistry techniques.
  • Familiarity with basic spectroscopic techniques and instruments such as a UV-Visible spectrophotometer, fluorimeter, TGA, ICP, etc.
  • Good 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 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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15563621

 

R&D Optical Engineer - LED Displays

Join the Quantum Dot Pioneers!

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. Well over a million devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2015 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.  This involves the development of new formulations that enable the material to be printed, patterned and applied in electroluminescent device structures. It’s for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity at Nanosys;

R&D Optical Engineer – LED Displays #980

Key Responsibilities:

  • New product development - This is a technical R&D role whose ultimate aim is to help develop new implementations of our quantum dot technology in next generation displays with improved brightness, color gamut, lifetime, and lower cost.
  • Design experiments and new test equipment to generate data that will be used to characterize the qualities and performance of both new and existing materials.
  • Prototyping.  Design and build prototype optical, thin film and measurement devices as needed to support new areas of investigation and help solve characterization and materials performance challenges.  Develop test systems to generate “feedback” for the synthesis and manufacturing groups and make subsequent recommendations to resolve issues and drive development.
  • Problem solving.  Work on projects such as the following: design, run and then analyze the results of your experiments aimed at determining the optimal composition of a thin film quantum dot layer designed to maximize light output and efficiency.  Solve diverse problems ranging from the accuracy of light measurements to the ideal form factor of a device that must be manufactured en masse.
  • Present results to the R&D team, review problems and challenges and work creatively to generate technical solutions.

Required Experience/skills:

  • Experience with building and testing optical and electrical systems, including display devices and illumination sources.
  • Extensive knowledge of optical measurement techniques, tools, instruments, and systems.
  • Strong grasp of fundamental optical principles.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, good organizational skills.
  • Communicate and work well with multidisciplinary groups.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

Desired Experience/skills:

  • Spectroscopy, spectral measurement and analysis, fluorescence.
  • Radiometry, photometry, colorimetry.
  • Optical modeling software (such as Zemax) as well as home-grown optical models.
  • Mechanical design software (such as SolidWorks).
  • Light machining to fabricate or modify test fixtures.
  • Programming in VBA, LabVIEW, or MATLAB for data analysis and instrument control, understanding of statistics, spectra.

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, mechanical engineering, materials science, or optics with at least 2 years’ industrial experience or M.S. with 5 years’ experience or equivalent
  • Please note that we are not looking for an ‘Optical Engineer’ who is focused on designing lenses or is concerned with imaging.  We are looking for someone who has designed and built their own equipment in order to analyze materials or processes that were previously untested.

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 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 may be exposed to hazardous chemicals.

Disclaimer: 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.

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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