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Senior Scientist

Job Title:
Senior Scientist

Research and Development, Kent Displays Inc.

Reports to:
Research and Development Manager, Principal Scientist

Brief Description of Position:
Kent Displays, Inc. is seeking a Senior Scientist to join a fast paced Research and Development team in the development of materials, systems and processes for the manufacturing of ultra-flexible and rugged cholesteric liquid crystal displays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop core technologies based on cholesteric liquid crystals, phase separation dynamics, free radical UV polymerization, polymerization induced phase separation that lead to building and testing of prototypes before finally scaling the process to the manufacturing line;
Develop testing procedures that help predict the behavior and life cycle of products in the field;
Identify materials, systems, formulations and processes to meet product requirements;
Support manufacturing and quality control;
Work in a class 1000 cleanroom;
Characterize materials using tools such as TEM, SEM, XPS, FTIR, Spectrophotometers, AFM;
Work in a cross disciplinary work environment of engineers, scientists, product designers and developers;
Support in publication and communication of scientific work and control documents.

Education and/or Experience:
The candidate should have a MS or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemistry, or a related discipline. The candidate should have a strong fundamental understanding of thermodynamics of mixtures, reaction kinetics, organic chemistry, electromagnetism etc.
Practical skills in formulations. Academic or practical experience with liquid crystals, emulsions, UV curable coatings, polymer blends, laminations, roll to roll and polymeric films are a plus.
The candidate should have extensive laboratory experience wet chemistry, clean rooms procedures and basic chemistry lab equipment.
The ability to correlate materials properties to final display properties such as electro-optics, flexibility, ruggedness, lifetime is desired.
A demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting is desired. The candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision to be productive.
Experience with liquid crystal displays. UV curable coatings, or roll to roll experience is a plus.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If this sounds like you, then please apply/submit a resume today to Kelly Eisentraut Kent Displays is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.