Chemical Manufacturing Technician #2700T

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

Both morning and afternoon shifts are available

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 several Chemical Manufacturing Technicians 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 -

o   using lab glassware, centrifuges, syringes,

o   measuring liquid and dry chemicals,

o   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 hoods  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. 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=15647901

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.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15645641

QC Analytical Technician #2600T

This is a contract job which may lead to a regular full-time position 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. 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.

Position Overview:
This opportunity is for a chemistry technician who is responsible for carrying out analytical and quality control measurements on Nanosys Quantum Dot products and raw materials used in the manufacture of these products. This person will work closely with other analytical experts to perform various analytical tests on our Quantum Dot materials. The position is within the Nanosys Quality department.   

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Perform routine analysis of materials using Fluorimetry, NMR, UV-VIS, TGA, GC measurements, carry out sample prep and analyses in support of quality control and process development. Document and report results.
  • Ability to work in glove boxes and air free environments for sample preparation etc.
  • Work with analytical experts within Nanosys to perform measurements using standardized protocols.
  • Identify and equipment problems and help troubleshoot issues
  • Organize lab and order supplies
  • Support other test functions within the Quality department such as quality control and reliability testing.

Required Skills:

  • Understand chemical analysis methods and equipment;
  • Experience working in glove boxes or air-free environments is a plus.
  • Superb ability for accuracy.
  • Must be able to quickly adapt to new and different methods for the operation of software and equipment.
  • Must have exceptionally good organizational skills and pay close attention to detail
  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to describe precisely what is being done and problems that arise to others.
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and by writing
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • BS in Chemistry / materials science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with novel materials desired.
  • Experience in GMP environment preferred.
  • Experience working with quantum dot phosphors an advantage.

Physical Demands:
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 may be exposed to hazardous chemicals.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15646551

R&D Scientist – New Inorganic Semiconductor Materials

Join The Quantum Dot Company™!

 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 optical and color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals.   We are constantly developing new dots and always pushing the R&D envelope regarding the materials we design and manufacture. 

Position overview:
We are seeking a highly creative material scientist to develop next-generation printable, electronic materials for our QD-LED devices.  These new devices have the capability to revolutionize the performance and cost structure of OLED devices.  The ideal candidate will have experience with the synthesis of novel electronic materials and be familiar with semiconductor device fabrication and operation. 

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working on and solving challenges associated with solution processible inorganic semiconductor materials including either the Electron Transport Layer (ETL) or Hole Transport Layer (HTL).

The scientist will work on a highly capable team of experts in both device and materials development and candidates with a background in any of the following industries are encouraged to apply.

~ Quantum Dot

~ CIGS/Solar Cell / Photovoltaics

~ Photo-detection

~ OLED/LED

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

  • The primary responsibility for this position will be identification and development of innovative material compositions and processing techniques for printable inorganic semiconductors for use in electroluminescent QD-LEDs. 
  • This is a Laboratory (hands-on) position.
  • Design and synthesize solution processible inorganic charge transport materials to match QD emitters.
  • Inorganic synthesis of precursors and nanoparticles.
  • Deposition and manipulation of thin films by solution-processing techniques.
  • Analytical characterization of nanoparticles and thin films.
  • 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 documentation guidelines.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or a similar discipline.  Industrial experience is preferred.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in bottom-up synthesis and solution-processing of inorganic semiconductor materials.
  • Experience in nanoparticle synthesis (e.g. sol-gel chemistry, solvothermal synthesis) and thin film deposition techniques (e.g. spin-coating, inkjet-printing).
  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics (e.g. charge transport, doping, interfaces).
  • Familiarity with nanocrystal and thin film characterization techniques (TEM, SEM, AFM, XRD, XPS/UPS, optical 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 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 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=15640851