Post-Doc Researcher - UK/Japan

Recruiter
Polytec Personnel Ltd
Location
Cambridgeshire
Posted
14 Sep 2018
Closes
15 Oct 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an exceptional, self-motivated Research Scientist, with a PhD in Physics or Materials Science, to work on an exciting new thermoelectric technology research project for our client. This technology is based on using quantum dot materials for the semiconductor. The project will initially involve working with the research team based at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire before transferring to Japan to work at the RIKEN Institute in Wako, just outside Tokyo. You will then visit the UK 3 or 4 times a year before transferring back to the UK to ensure all the learning is passed on to the UK team. KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED* PhD in Physics or Materials Science with a broad-based research focus on developing and demonstrating materials for new technology applications and excellent academic credentials are essential.* Experience with electronic or opto-electronics device physics* Experience fabricating electronic or opto-electronic devices using solution processing techniques.* Experience of using materials in prototype device structures to demonstrate the desired functional properties is highly desirable.* Experience of developing testing procedures, including writing experimental and data acquisition control programmes for new devices would be an advantage.* Creative, inventive with an aptitude for experimental work and with experience of solving complex problems.* A demonstrable interest in developing technical solutions across a range of projects and applications.* Self-motivation and ability to operate independently in a laboratory environment.* Excellent team-skills, with the ability to interface and effectively communicate across multiple scientific disciplines. * Experience of identifying ideas suitable for filing patent applications and of supporting this process would be an advantage* An understanding of the time-critical demands of target-driven Industrial research and of working with drive and passion to work towards critical deadlines.A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including Japanese language learning support, will be offered to the successful candidate

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