Senior Research Chemist - Formulation
Insperity - San Francisco, CA

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Innova Dynamics is a rapidly-growing, venture capital-backed nanotechnology company serving the display and touch screen industry. The University of Pennsylvania spin-off is based on a far reaching Innlay materials platform that can transform the performance of numerous devices by embedding nanoparticles into the surfaces of polymers. Our current focus is on unleashing the full-potential of touch screens by dramatically reducing their manufacturing costs while enabling sensors of any size or shape. Other future markets encompass solar modules, smart windows, medical devices that are inherently bacteria-free, and numerous other enormous, application spaces. We are now actively working with the top companies in touch screens, consumer electronics and the chemical industry to bring our first touch products to market over the next 1-2 years. A team of highly successful, industry veterans leads the company. We are seeking high-performance, committed individuals that want to make a difference while building a great, new technology company.

Senior Research Chemist - Formulation

The Sr. Research Chemist we are seeking will possess a passion for conducting laboratory research in the fields of materials science, nanotechnology, and/or polymer science. In this role, you will lead the development of new ink formulations including optimization to improve performance, processibility, and cost. Responsibilities will include testing and characterization of new ink sets using standardized and advanced techniques. This position will also play a critical role in the scale up of ink formulations from lab scale through to initial production scale manufacturing.

We will rely on you to perform hands-on research and experimental work including, but not limited to:

Perform wet bench chemistry formulation Formulate inks/pastes with precise mixing and dilution Operate a variety of lab scale mixing and blending equipment Analyze samples via microscopy (optical, AFM, SEM, TEM, etc.) Coat experimental inks and characterize the film properties Develop and manage execution of technical development plans in cooperation with other team leaders and management Prepare written and verbal presentations of work for review Support continuous improvement initiatives as required Communicate results to the team and participate in DOE and trouble-shooting sessions Evaluate findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, processes and applications of findings to new uses Prepare technical reports for use by engineering or management personnel for long- and short-range planning

Masters of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material science; PhD preferred Experience in hands-on chemistry, physics, ink formulations, nano materials dispersion, and/or coating in the laboratory environment (10+ years with Masters Degree or 5+ years with PhD), including at least 3 years experience in chemical or related industry Experience in development from concept to volume manufacturing introduction with high process capability Strong mathematical, statistical, data analysis, and problem solving skills required Rapid learner, self-motivated, and creative problem solver who thrives in fast-paced, startup environment Good organizational and communication skills: able to record data, label samples and record observations meticulously and clearly Must be able to work both independently and as a team member in a multidisciplinary environment Experience in the field of printed or flexible electronics, is a plus Experience with data analysis software such as Jump is a plus

We value our employees time and efforts. We work to maintain the best possible environment, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative atmosphere so that each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by the following:

Competitive salary Medical, dental and vision benefits Basic Insurance for Personal Accident, Disability and Life Paid time off (PTO) and holidays, 401k Future growth opportunities and much more

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