“Awesome opportunity to join a growing company in Silicon Valley”
R&D Material Formulation Lead
DigiLens the world leader in transparent Augmented Reality Display located in Silicon Valley, California is looking for an experienced Material Formulation Lead, with a proven track record of successful development of organic nanocomposites.
You will lead a team of focused chemists developing the formulation for our new generation nanomaterial for our products, and work together with Materials, Optical and Process Engineering for developing next-generation heads-up displays
Lead and mentor a team of chemists, formulating and developing the new material
Synthesis and formulation of high refractive index resins composed of organic/inorganic reagents and liquid crystals.
Structure-property relationship analysis and tuning of material properties to meet new Augmented Reality (AR) display requirements.
Test materials for optical efficiency, reliability, and shelf-life.
Tuning of opto-mechanical performance of polymers based on selected chemical structures.
Create and maintain SOPs for meeting Customer Quality requirements with your team.
Write reports and intellectual property (IP) disclosures.
Required Skills and qualifications
Ph.D. in chemistry or materials science is required.
A minimum of fifteen years of experience with formulation development, experience in the chemical industry, polymers, liquid crystals and/or organic reagents
Comprehension of chemical formulations and material processing techniques.
Understanding of photo-induced organic reactions and dye chemistry.
Team player with “whatever it takes” approach. Attention to details, identity and troubleshoot technical challenges
Experience with handling and coating of glass/plastic substrates.
Proficient in working with reactive materials under inert atmosphere and/or controlled lightings.
Ability to learn and apply new scientific principles to the execution of daily responsibilities
Proven experience of commercialization and manufacturing of new materials for consumer applications
Strong verbal and written communication skills
About DigiLens Inc.:
We're leading the way in diffractive waveguide optics for augmented and virtual reality applications, serving the aerospace, automotive, government and consumer electronics market. Our breakthrough technology stack and nanomaterials help deliver the best in class AR and VR displays.
This is an opportunity to hit the ground running as the company grows--fast! The market is predicted to exceed $165 billion by 2024.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.
We’re on a mission to enable the next generation of AR displays. Do you have what it takes to make a significant impact?