Ref No.: 18-00977
Location: Redmond, Washington
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 03/20/2018 to 03/20/2019
Job Title: Researcher
Job Location: Redmond, WA
Job Duration: 12 months


Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced and highly self-motivated Liquid Crystal Scientist to develop the liquid crystal technology for next generation near to eye display and imaging systems at our research center in Redmond, WA. This is a short-term contract position for 6 months, could extend to 12 months and beyond, depending on the outcome and project needs. We prefer someone who can start right away.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with research staffs to develop advanced liquid crystal optical components in a cleanroom setting:
Work closely with research staff on developing next generation LC optical elements for applications in HMDs.
Work closely with optical/mechanical/electrical engineers on critical liquid crystal devices fabrication setup.
Record, analyze and solve problems in the fabrication process;
Document the prototyping process and characterization results in detail;
Follow all safety protocols, especially chemical safety and laser safety.

Skills:
500+ hours of hands on experience on prototyping liquid crystal devices in clean room environments;
Specialized knowledge of liquid crystal materials and photo-alignment technology;
Experience in one or more liquid crystal design tools such as TechWiz, LCDMaster;

Solid background and working experience in material formulation, material optics and optical table setup;
Hands-on experience of on using basic prototyping & metrology tools, such as spin coaters, microscope, polarimeter, ellipsometer, SEM, AFM;
Effective communication & documentation skills;
Proven records of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as publications at leading journals or conferences.

Education:
Masters or above in Material Science, Liquid Crystals, Chemical Physics or Engineering