Position title
Growth Scientist/Engineer

Are you excited by pushing the boundaries of Science?

We are looking for people with thin film growth experience and epitaxy to help us progress our R&D activities and achieve our novel, transformational technology aspirations.

At Paragraf we are developing thin film semiconductor heterostructure devices using a proprietary process for producing single-atom thick, two-dimensional materials, including graphene, directly onto crystalline substrates such as silicon, silicon-carbide, sapphire and gallium-nitride. The contamination-free technology is scalable, and compatible with existing electronic device manufacturing production processes. . We are looking for driven and enthusiastic individuals unafraid of challenging the currently known to deliver next generation, game changing products.

We are highly aspirational company, spun out of the University of Cambridge, our aim is to develop and exploit an innovative approach to novel materials development and production, and subsequently the research and development of novel technologies based on our new materials portfolio. We are currently recruiting important staff roles to join, assist in and become part of our exciting new venture.

  • Development of new thin film materials growth techniques and processes
  • Production of graphene, semiconductor and two-dimensional material layers and structures
  • Delivery of required materials and thin film structures into technology projects and products
  • Management of the material production and testing schedules
  • Compile updates for management review teams
  • Document and implement R&D practices, approaches and policies
  • Prepare project updates for internal meetings
  • Help to maintain and grow R&D facility and capabilities
  • Analyse, document and record results in accordance with company processes & procedures
  • Strong applied, hands on experimental capabilities
  • Significant experience of R&D material deposition techniques with first-hand knowledge of at least one semiconductor production mechanism (eg, PVD, CVD, MBE, ALD, etc.)
  • Knowledge of materials development for device applications and device processing techniques
  • Highly proactive with a considered and organised approach to tasks
  • Qualification to PhD level in a relevant subject, or degree paired with suitable experience
  • Capability to grasp scientific concepts quickly and apply these to your own work
  • Ability to reflect, learn from mistakes and respond positively to feedback
  • Ability to handle several on-going tasks and prioritise to organise own workload
  • Capability to work autonomously and make considered decisions

Advantageous Skills

  • Background in materials characterisation techniques, for example Raman spectroscopy AFM, Hall, PL, SEM, XRD, XPS and analysis of results allowing formulation of definitive conclusions
  • Hands-on cleanroom experience with equipment including, electron-beam deposition, thermal evaporation deposition, lithography, reactive wet and dry etching
  • Understanding of two-dimensional materials, technologies, device and applications
  • Exposure to solid state device design
  • Experience working in cross disciplinary teams
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Date posted
December 22, 2020
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