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Optical Design Engineer

Materials Research Engineer

Associate Formulation Engineer

 

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Optical Design Engineer

Employment type: Permanent

LocationCambridge (UK) with a degree of international travel

FlexEnable Overview

FlexEnable is a world leader in flexible electronics whose technology enables a wide range of applications in display, AR/VR optics, and other plastic liquid crystal systems. The company provides materials, technology, and services to its growing list of customers, enabling new product paradigms and use cases for a range of applications across consumer electronics, automotive, and healthcare. We are currently expanding the team to cater to the growing demand for electrically tunable lenses and shutters.

The Role

FlexEnable is seeking an experienced Optical Design Engineer with a strong background in lens design and optical modelling. The role will involve a combination of computer modelling and practical hands-on lab work, 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.

The role will incorporate a wide range of activities and responsibilities across optical design and modelling, metrology and analysis of samples made in our onsite cleanroom, failure analysis and feedback into new designs.  The role will require travel within the UK and abroad to meet with business partners and customers.

The Candidate

Qualifications

  • The position will require an MSc or higher in physics, maths or relevant engineering discipline.

 Experience that will be utilised in the role

  • Excellent understanding of optics
  • Deep understanding of birefringence and polarisation
  • Adept at using modelling tools to simulate and design components such as; Zemax, Lumerical, DIMOS, Techwiz.
  • An understanding of liquid crystals an advantage
  • Ability to independently set up, use and report on interferometry experiments.
  • Programming experience

Key personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • High attention to detail when designing, 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.
  • Experience of working as part of project team, alongside multiple stakeholders and customers

Applicants should apply via careers@flexenable.com 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.

  

Materials Research Engineer

Employment type: Permanent

LocationCambridge (UK) with a degree of international travel

FlexEnable overview

FlexEnable is the only company to offer organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) materials and a complete set of low-temperature manufacturing process for flexible displays and Liquid Crystal Optics films, for manufacture in existing flat panel display production lines. Applications for FlexEnable’s technology include flexible Organic LCD displays (OLCD) for consumer electronics and automotive, and flexible biaxially formable active Liquid Crystal Cell (LC Optics) that actively modulate, bend and focus light for applications including AR/VR Optics and smart glasses, automotive smart windows and switchable privacy displays. Our FlexiOM™ OTFT materials are the world’s highest performance across all key parameters and are already shipping to production partners. FlexEnable supplies OTFT materials, technology transfers, and licenses to its processes to display manufacturers allowing them to upgrade and diversify with truly flexible electronics and tap into exciting new markets.

The role

The Materials Research Engineer is a key member of the Research team, responsible for the development of new formulations and materials innovations in the growing arena of Plastic Electronics. The group is primarily focused on FlexiOM and the role will be responsible for a wide range of new polymers 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, proactive in Quality Control and driving excellence in Health & Safety.

The role will contribute not only to the Research Group but also work closely with other teams in the organisation and, therefore, will 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.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Develop new formulations. Activities to include:
  • Apply scientific principles and technological advances in designing optimised and repeatable formulations/processes
  • Review projects and create new ideas and strategies
  • Provide input in selection of equipment and process
  • Conduct manufacturing process development, manufacture of laboratory stability batches, exhibit batches and technology transfer to ensure processes and related operating procedures are successfully developed and seamlessly transferred in to commercial production
  • Engage in formulation analysis and conduct product characterisation studies and analytical testing
  • Compile results from all development studies in scientific reports
  • Deliver Customer Service (both internal and external) through delivering project timelines in accordance with quality standards and cost control
  • Supply formulations in accordance with project timelines ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with regulatory and customer requirements

  • Research activities on individual and team basis.
  • Testing and data management, including recording, analysis and reporting.
  • Independent, practical, laboratory-based experimentation.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team of physicists, material engineers, electrical engineers to optimise materials and process.
  • Relationship management of external suppliers of materials and quality control samples.
  • Work with thin film deposition and characterisation techniques.
  • Implement and enhance science in development and by participating in scientific publications and presentations
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of TFT operation and specific knowledge of organic semiconductors.
  • Support the maintenance of a safe and compliant work place and demonstrate adherence to Health and Safety at all times.

Key personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • High attention to details 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 and in different ways.
  • Comfortable working in an informal atmosphere.
  • Team player.

Qualifications and experience

  • BSc or higher in Materials Science / Chemistry or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong hands-on expertise in analytical chemistry and materials formulation
  • In-depth understanding of chemical stability and characterisation techniques
  • Knowledge of designed experimentation and statistical data analysis are a plus
  • Proven experience of working in a multidisciplinary team

Applicants should apply via careers@flexenable.com 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.

 

Associate Formulation Engineer

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cambridge (UK) with a degree of international travel

FlexEnable overview

FlexEnable is the only company to offer organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) materials and a complete set of low-temperature manufacturing process for flexible displays and Liquid Crystal Optics films, for manufacture in existing flat panel display production lines. Applications for FlexEnable’s technology include flexible Organic LCD displays (OLCD) for consumer electronics and automotive, and flexible biaxially formable active Liquid Crystal Cell (LC Optics) that actively modulate, bend and focus light for applications including AR/VR Optics and smart glasses, automotive smart windows and switchable privacy displays. Our FlexiOM™ OTFT materials are the world’s highest performance across all key parameters and are already shipping to production partners. FlexEnable supplies OTFT materials, technology transfers, and licenses to its processes to display manufacturers allowing them to upgrade and diversify with truly flexible electronics and tap into exciting new markets.

The role

The Associate Formulation Engineer is a key member of the Research team, responsible for device and materials innovations in the growing arena of Plastic Electronics. The group is primarily focused on advanced materials development and the role will be responsible for a wide range of material assessment activities and device application. 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, proactive in Quality Control and driving excellence in Health & Safety.

The role will provide a predominantly supporting function to the rest of the Research Group and therefore be exposed to a wide variety of exciting projects. Working primarily in the laboratory the role will involve formulation as well as experimentation. The role may require travel within the UK and abroad to meet with business partners, suppliers and customers.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Primary responsibility for rapid, high quality FlexiOM products fabrication (overall responsibility is shared among the team). This will include:
  • Formulating OTFT materials compounds into FlexiOM products
  • Validating sourced materials
  • Troubleshooting formulation related issues to ensure continuous availability and suitability of products, escalating issues promptly within the team
  • Assessing formulation quality and stability of produced formulations
  • Creation of customer-specific formulations
  • Assessing physical parameters (Process compatibility, performance, stability) to determine lead formulations
  • Writing development protocols and short development reports, SOPs and protocols
  • Involvement with scale-up of potential formulations to manufacturing sites including the opportunity to support manufacture
  • Testing and data management including recording, analysis and reporting on an individual and team basis
  • Independent, practical, laboratory-based experimentation.
  • Responsibility for providing experimental results in concise verbal and written updates.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team of physicists, material engineers, electrical engineers to optimise materials and process.
  • Work with thin film deposition and characterisation techniques.
  • Promote continuous improvement in technical knowledge, company processes, and laboratory equipment capabilities
  • Demonstrate adherence to Health and Safety at all times.

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 skills, including ability to communicate effectively at all levels and in different ways.
  • Comfortable working in an informal atmosphere.
  • Team player. 

Qualifications and experience

  • BSc or higher in Materials Science / Chemistry or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proven experience with the development and documentation of quality control tests and specifications
  • Experience of materials / chemical formulation in a laboratory or industrial environment
  • Proven experience of working in a multidisciplinary team

Applicants should apply via careers@flexenable.com 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.