R&D Thin Film Process Engineer/Scientist

Bodle Technologies is developing SRD®, a breakthrough reflective display technology based on inorganic phase-change materials. Providing vivid colour, fast refresh and zero energy use for static image storage, the technology addresses the issues of poor outdoor readability and high-power consumption associated with transmissive and emissive displays.  Applications for the technology include electronic shelf-labelling displays in retail, wearables and other consumer electronics devices. 

We are seeking exceptional, highly innovative lab-based Physicists, Material Scientists or Microelectronic Engineers 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. 

Qualifications and 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 Physics/Materials Science/Engineering (essential) and a completed doctorate (essential) 

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

  • Experience and knowledge of using lasers, building optical systems for single and multiwavelength control and measurement (highly desirable) 

  • Experience in microelectronics/MEMS type processing using spin coating, mask aligning, RIE, PECVD etc (highly desirable) 

  • Knowledge of using Python and/or Matlab and/or Labview (highly desirable) 

  • Experience in chalcogenide phase change materials, thin-film failure mechanisms including phase segregation, thermal stresses, delamination etc (highly desirable) 

  • Knowledge of materials characterisation techniques such as spectral ellipsometry, SEM, EDX, Step Height etc 

  • Experience in using multilayer thin film sputtering systems 

  • Experience in COSHH, Risk Assessments, Laser Safety 

Please send a CV and a separate letter of application that specifically and concisely explains how your experience matches the role requirements to info@bodletechnologies.com.

Bodle Technologies Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Bodle is determined by competence, professionalism and attitude. Gender, race, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or any other legally protected status do not have any influence on our hiring process or business operations.