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Scientist, Materials Science

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Industry: Science and Technology
Description: CDT is the leading developer of technologies based on polymer light emitting diodes (P-OLEDs). P-OLEDs are designed for use in the latest generation of electronic displays and in lighting products, offering many advantages over the liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and plasma displays now used in flat panel televisions. CDT is the originator of polymer based OLEDs and has a heritage with a direct line back to the original discovery of organic electroluminescence from polymers at Cambridge University. The team at CDT is of the highest calibre. Many of our scientists and engineers hold PhDs or other higher degrees. We have published many key technical papers in our specialist scientific fields and in technology applications.
Job Description

CDT has a mission to identify novel materials and demonstrate their potential to create new business opportunities for our parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC). There is an opportunity for a Scientist to join our research team to make an important contribution to our research.


The vacancy is within the Materials Science team where you will gather multi-instrumental characterisation data of novel materials and provide high quality analysis and interpretation to contribute to understanding how their purity and properties correlate to their performance in applications. This role will involve collaborating with CDT’s multifunctional technical team.


You will be qualified to PhD level in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Analysis, or a related subject, or with equivalent work experience, preferably with additional experience gained in a material science or analytical role in industry or academia. Proven expertise in characterisation of materials and identification of impurities by liquid chromatographic techniques, including LC-MS and HPLC, is required, coupled with demonstrable experience of detailed interpretation of analytical chemistry results and data to draw clear conclusions and recommendations. A working knowledge of other analytical techniques would be advantageous. Additionally, you will have an inquiring mind with an interest in the link between materials properties and technical targets, coupled with an ability and desire to acquire new skills.


CDT provides a dynamic work environment where your contribution will earn full recognition and reward. CDT offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 27 days holiday, private health and dental care, life assurance and pension scheme. In addition, CDT operates a flexi-time scheme.  Please apply by clicking the link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply with full CV by post to: The Human Resources Department, CDT Ltd, Unit 12, Cardinal Park, Cardinal Way, Godmanchester PE29 2XG. 


A full job description is available on request by contacting the HR department at [email protected]


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Employment Type: Full Time
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