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Associate Materials Research Engineer

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Associate Materials Research Engineer 

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cambridge (UK) 

Role purpose

One of the most exciting start-ups in the UK, FlexEnable is the leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors. The company provides technology and services to its growing list of customers, enabling new product paradigms and use cases for a range of applications across consumer electronics, smart home appliances, automotive, digital signage, security and healthcare. We work with device manufacturers allowing them to upgrade and diversify with truly flexible electronics and tap into exciting new markets. FlexEnable has signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing deal with a leading Chinese display manufacturer to bring flexible organic LCD (OLCD) to mass production for the first time. This is an exciting time to join the company and be part of a world-class team of engineers and innovators.

The role

FlexEnable is seeking an Associate Material Research Engineer to join the Research team who are responsible for device and materials innovations in the growing arena of Plastic Electronics.  The group is primarily focused on advanced backplane technology and the role will be responsible for a wide range of backplane development and material assessment activities.  Reporting directly into the Research Group Manager, this is a hands-on, practical engineering role, working with other inquisitive, innovative and exceptional engineers. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the potential to make a strong and high energy contribution to the company, proactively contributing to Continuous Improvement and driving excellence in Health & Safety. 

The role will provide a support function to the rest of the Research Group and therefore be exposed to a wide variety of exciting projects.  The role may require travel within the UK and abroad to meet with business partners, suppliers and customers.

The candidate


  • The position will require a BSc or higher in Materials Science / Chemistry.

Experience that will be utilised in the role:

  • Practical, lab-based experience is essential.  Experience specifically within the field of plastic electronics is desirable
  • Proven experience of having communicated effectively experimental results in concise verbal and written updates
  • Proven experience of having worked effectively as part of a cross-functional team of physicists, material engineers, electrical engineers to optimise materials and process
  • Proven experience of working with thin film deposition and characterisation techniques
  • Good understanding of TFT operation and specific knowledge of organic semiconductors is an advantage

Key personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • High attention to detail when carrying out and reporting on experiments
  • Strong problem-solving skills, the ability to approach tasks in a structured manner and the tenacity to resolve on-going technical issues
  • Ability to work independently, manage and plan/prioritise workload and effectively manage time
  • Excellent interpersonal skill, including ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Comfortable working in an informal atmosphere
  • Team player

Applicants should apply via providing their CV, a covering letter explaining how they believe they are suitable for the role and confirmation of their current salary and benefits.  

No agencies please.