Post-Doctoral Researcher (Proof of Concept) – Godmanchester
Salary – Competitive + Health and Dental care + Life Assurance + Pension + 27days Holidays + Flexible working and remote working options
2 year fixed term contract
The company are a leading firm who provides complementary expertise and knowledge to accelerate the translation of research into products. Our client has an interest in a huge range of novel technologies and actively works with partners to develop the potential for these technologies into marketable solutions.
Our client is seeking an experienced materials scientist, or similar, to join the Proof of Concept team (POC) as Post Doctoral Researcher. The team is responsible for the technical evaluation of new materials and devices from potential partner companies and internal ideation, in order to support the creation of new business opportunities for the company’s parent company.
The role will involve experimental characterisation and evaluation of novel materials across a wide range of disciplines such as energy materials, materials for electronic devices, and systems and materials for healthcare and food. In addition to practical work, the role will involve development of project plans for technology evaluation, development and testing of hypothesis for improved performance, in depth analysis of results and making recommendation for future work. The role also requires participation of internal ideation projects, through identifying unmet technology needs, proposing novel materials solutions and, with support, evaluation of the future business solution.
Skills and Experience
PhD, or degree with equivalent research experience, in an applied physical science, materials science or a related discipline.
Excellent academic credentials are essential and relevant Post-Doctoral research experience in materials or applied physics is desirable.
Experience in one or more of these areas: electronic materials and devices, material science, energy materials, functional materials.
Experience in broad-based research focussed on developing and demonstrating materials for new technology applications is highly desirable.
Experience of developing testing procedures, including writing experimental and data acquisition control programmes for new devices is highly desirable.
Experience of incorporating materials into prototype device structures to demonstrate desired functional properties is highly desirable.
Experience of identifying and developing theoretical models and implementing them alongside experimental work is desirable.
A demonstrable interest in developing technical solutions across a range of 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.
An understanding of the time-critical demands of target-driven Industrial research and of working with drive and passion to work towards critical deadlines.
Clear and confident communication both when discussing complex technical concepts with fellow Scientists and when providing project updates to senior management is essential.
Excellent problem-solving capabilities, in combination with a willingness to seek expert assistance and peer advice when required are essential.
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