Vice President of Research & Development
COLR Technology - Santa Clara, CA

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Vice President of Research & Development
The Idea Zoo Inc.
COLR™ Technology


The Idea Zoo works with major universities to help find applications for their advanced material inventions. We partner with them to identify inventions with commercial value, and then leverage our partnerships with leading advanced materials companies such as BASF to further develop and ultimately commercialize the inventions. Our research and development process places us at the cutting edge of technological developments yielding highly attractive options for partner companies to create and commercialize new inventions.

To learn more about our company and one of our advanced materials that is a revolutionary photonic color technology, please visit

Vice President of Research & Development:

As the Vice President of Research and Development you will play an integral role in the research and development of our portfolio of advanced materials; including assisting our licensees with specific applications as well as our manufacturing partners with their development efforts. You will also be an integral part of the team responsible for investigating new advanced material opportunities and advising the board of directors on new acquisitions.

Job Description: VP R&D with experience in managing new solutions development.

  • MS/Ph.D. in Engineering or Sciences with broad knowledge of Materials Science. Hands on leader with accomplishments.
  • 15+ years in technology development and deployment.
  • Team player with keen eye for detail. Good communicator – written and oral.
  • Good track record of identifying and solving problems.
  • Excellent credentials with timely execution.
  • Excellent program management skills.
  • Capabilities in managing customers and vendors.
  • Ability to take major programs and disseminating activities with engineers and scientists.
  • Execute on goals.
  • Ability to identify risks/obstacles in developing solutions and communicating and managing problem sets.
  • Conceptual thinker and innovator with ability to motivate team.
  • Excellent judgment and decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to bring additional competencies and skill sets as mandated by changing needs of the organization.

Candidate must:

  • Experience in surface modification and understand process development methods.
  • Have a solid understanding of Materials Science, working knowledge of chemistry and good understanding of physics as they apply to process engineering.
  • Be innovative in assessing and characterizing solutions rapidly. Weed techniques for rapid success.
  • Be an independent thinker and yet work collaboratively with the team.
  • Have good communication and presentation skills.
  • Have experience with analytical techniques used to qualify materials.
  • Excellent judgment and decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to bring additional competencies and skill sets as mandated by changing needs of the organization.

Job Location:
Santa Clara or Sonoma, CA

COLR Technology Research & Development

About the Idea Zoo, Inc.:

The Idea Zoo, Inc. is a leading technology and licensing company that develops and creates innovative technologies that enhance products worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, The Idea Zoo provides value in all phases of product development, from initial concept, through manufacturing and commercialization.

About COLR™ Technology:

COLR Technology was developed by Dr. Yadong Yin, senior advisor to Idea Zoo, Inc. Utilizing a now patented synthesis process Dr. Yin and his teams were able to create and control superparamagnetic crystals that can be controlled magnetically to refract specific wave lengths of light to create a form of structural color. Structural color has many characteristics that differ from those of chemical pigments or dyes. The unique colors originating from the physical structures are iridescent and metallic, and cannot be mimicked by chemical dyes or pigments. COLR™ Technology is the first proprietary and patented photonic crystal system to create tunable structural color that can achieve unlimited colors and designs on demand. COLR™ Technology is a developed and licensed brand under the Idea Zoo, Inc. For more information visit