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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Technical & Engineering Recruitment
  • Contact: Jen Richardson
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 04 September 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH44396_1659688569

This company develop and manufacture next-level imaging and sensing infrared cameras for use in a variety of markets. Combining nanomaterials and electronics, they are creating unique products within their state of art clean room and pilot production line.

Based in Cambridge and founded in 2016, their highly skilled team have extensive experience of 2D materials, including the fascinating graphene, which is a game-changer in today and tomorrow's new technology.

Due to their continued growth, they are looking for a Physicist to join the team to contribute towards the development of their single-wave and medium-wave devices. This will include the design and modelling of new concepts for IR photodetectors and collaborating with the process team to fabricate, test and validate these structures in working devices. The role requires a bright and knowledgeable person who can pick new things up quickly!

The Role:

  • Design and model optical/thermal absorber layer-stacks in detector pixels, with particular emphasis on low band-gap semiconductor materials
  • Define the process steps required to fabricate optical detectors based upon your designs
  • Execute experiments to develop new device architectures and follow up to achieve functional prototypes
  • Verify device performance with suitable setups optimized for the mid- and long-IR (3-5 mm and above), correlating fabrication process conditions and performance
  • Work with the process team to migrate small-scale R&D runs to CMOS-integrated manufacturing of broadband imager products

About you

  • Ideally, you will have experience of IR detector development. Energy-band engineering in low band-gap photo-absorbers (including semiconductor thin films or quantum dots) is of particular interest.
  • A PhD in physics, material science, or an equivalent research qualification, focused on the fabrication and development of optoelectronic devices
  • An in-depth understanding and proven experience in the engineering of low band-gap optical absorbing layers and devices. Knowledge of low-dimensional material physics is a plus
  • Experience of optical characterization setups for the mid- and long-IR (3-5 mm and above)
  • Experience working in a semiconductor fab or chemical laboratory and adhering to COSHH and H&S regulations
  • Outstanding attention to detail

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with solution-based processes, vacuum deposition, patterning techniques, spin-coating, inert atmosphere glovebox operation
  • Electro-optical testing and characterisation using a probe station and parameter analyser
  • Knowledge of lab information management systems or other web-based systems

Between their Cambridge, UK and additional site in Europe, the team is 30 strong. There's a fun vibe within the team and a great working atmosphere. Free parking is available, along with superb train and road links close by.