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MOCVD Scientist/Engineer

Are you an experienced MOCVD Scientist/Engineer who is looking for a new and exciting challenge in a fast-paced, successful technology company? We are looking for a candidate with experience in the semiconductor industry to join our growing research team.

At Paragraf we are developing thin film semiconductor heterostructure devices that include two dimensional materials and graphene. We are looking for driven and enthusiastic individuals unafraid of challenging the currently known to deliver next generation, game changing products.

Paragraf is a young but already successful Cambridge company built on ground-breaking advancements in graphene-based electronics technologies. Our company mission is to deliver significantly improved, more accessible technologies in application spaces ranging from medical science through to green, renewable energy, bringing the benefits of graphene to all. We’re searching for people who are driven by the idea of achieving what’s currently out of reach, passionate about delivering science and technology that will enrich society. If you have this mindset and would like to bring your unique skills and ideas to Paragraf, we’d love to hear from you and find out if you’d like to join our exciting journey.

  • Development of new MOCVD based 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
  • Skilled in the art of MOCVD 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


  • Experience of other material deposition techniques such as PVD, CVD, MBE, ALD
  • Understanding of characterisation techniques, for example Raman spectroscopy AFM, Hall, PL, SEM, XRD, XPS
  • 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
  • PhD in relevant scienfitic or engineering field, or
  • Degree level education in relevant scientific field with 3 or more years industrial or R&D experience
  • Several years experience in hands on MOCVD epitaxy of semiconductor materials
Job Benefits
  • An exciting and challenging role as part of a team of scientists and engineers who are developing and delivering transformative electronics technologies, from invention all the way through to product
  • A flexible, inclusive working environment where you will be supported in your personal growth and development
  • The opportunity to be an active part in shaping a rapidly growing high-tech company that's innovating next generation electronics devices that have real world beneficial impact
  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package
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