Materials Scientist

Materials Scientist

We are seeking an exceptional, highly innovative lab-based Materials Scientist with relevant industrial experience. You will have a track record of problem-solving and creativity, which might include patented ideas and/or published novel research results. We will expect you to have shown initiative and creativity to have contributed to ambitious research milestones to a tight timetable. At Bodle you will join our team developing our next generation of phase-change materials and inorganic thin-films.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a truly ground-breaking technical field, first published in Nature by our co-founders at Oxford University. Bodle offers the opportunity to work in a highly qualified, motivated team with broad and complementary expertise, based at a delightful Oxfordshire science park. We reward our employees for their contributions with a very competitive salary, along with the potential for other performance-based benefits including share-options. There may be the future opportunity to travel to our prototyping facility in Asia as part of your work. 

Previous experience: 

The successful candidate will have a range of experience across a number of the following technical fields (the more the better): 

  • Good first degree in Materials Science/Engineering (essential) and a completed doctorate (essential) 

  • Experience of using core materials science understanding (including equilibria thermodynamics, phase transformation, microstructure control etc) to solve industrial problems (essential) 

  • Knowledge and experience of thin film optics, interference, spectral measurements, colour measurement (CIE, RGB, L*ab, etc) (essential) 

  • Multilayer thin-film failure mechanisms including phase segregation, thermal stresses, delamination etc 

  • Knowledge of materials characterisation techniques such as FIB, SEM, EDX, XPS, AFM, Step Height, ellipsometry etc 

  • Knowledge of using Python and/or Matlab 

  • Experience in using multilayer thin film sputtering systems 

  • Inorganic material alloy systems, particularly chalcogenide phase-change material systems (eg GeSbTe) used in phase-change memory devices and optical recording media 

To apply, please contact us at including both a CV and a separate letter of application that specifically and concisely explains how your experience matches the role requirements.