Scientist: Sensor Systems

Cambridge Display Technology - CDT

CDT currently requires a Scientist to support its Sensor Systems team in the development of organic electronic devices (OEDs). The successful candidate will work on developing light emitting diodes and electrochemical devices for a variety of sensor applications. You will also be responsible for devising new fabrication processes and device architectures containing novel functional materials being developed in the team. In addition, you will be expected to generate ideas and further widen the application space of CDT’s technologies in the scope of sensor systems.

In this role you will fabricate and characterise devices, develop novel techniques and systems with the aim of improving understanding and enhancing technology capabilities. Through the use of a wide range of standard and novel techniques, you will characterise new materials in devices produced by CDT’s chemists, external partners and collaborators. You will fabricate devices in CDT’s cleanroom and laboratory facilities following standard procedures and working practices, devising new procedures where appropriate. You will be expected to construct experiment designs and plans, analyse results, draw conclusions and propose recommendations. Maintaining an up to date filing of reports and ensuring that careful records of all laboratory work is necessary to ensure control and traceability.

You will hold a PhD, or equivalent, in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science or a related subject and have experience of conducting scientific research in the field of semiconductor, printed or organic device electronics. You will have an excellent knowledge of the deposition and characterisation of thin films via surface analysis and electrical characterisation techniques and correlating film properties to device performance. In addition, you must have experience of surface analysis methods such as optical, atomic force and/or scanning electron microscopy. Experience of device fabrication in a cleanroom environment and of aqueous electrochemistry would be advantageous. You will have excellent team working skills, with the ability to interface and effectively communicate across multiple scientific disciplines and be self-motivated, creative and inventive with an aptitude for experimental work. With an appreciation of the importance of the confidentiality of highly sensitive data you will also have a good understanding of the time-critical demands of target-driven industrial research.

This position is offered on a 2 year fixed term contract.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a dynamic environment where your contribution will earn full recognition and reward.  CDT offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 27 days holiday, private health and dental care, life assurance and pension scheme.  Please apply with full CV to: The Human Resources Department, CDT Ltd, Unit 12, Cardinal Park, Cardinal Way, Godmanchester PE29 2XG. E-mail:  Please quote the reference ‘Scientist – Sensor Systems’ in the subject heading.

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