Sr. Scientist - Electrochemistry

Thomas Brooke International - Minneapolis, MN

The Opportunity


  • Bring your expertise in liquid crystal and electrochemistry technologies and join a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, physicists and engineers in a state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center
  • Lead development of new products and technologies for ophthalmic applications to realize functional lenses with enhanced performance such as “smart lenses
  • Excellent long-term growth opportunity with an industry-leading company; global and multicultural footprint



  • Plan and execute work for developing new active lenses based on flexible electronics; apply creativity and understanding of material properties to revise/improve product performance
  • Work across teams to design and characterize new structures, laminates and coatings
  • Collaborate with the different R&D teams and other functions to bring technologies to market
  • Understand scale-up and transfer of laboratory processes to production, ensure quality standards are capable of being met
  • Produce data analyses, document and present results
  • Stay abreast of published research and intellectual property activities




  • 10+ years of applied research and/or product development in liquid crystal technologies with a passion for creating novel multidisciplinary solutions
  • Knowledge of materials, chemistry and physics, behind liquid crystal displays, printed electronics and electrochemistry applications
  • Experience building and testing prototypes for flexible / stretchable devices, including roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing systems
  • Expertise in chemical and structural analysis of materials and products: optical, thermal and electrochemical properties. Including intimate knowledge of laboratory equipment
  • Familiar with statistical analysis and design of experiments applied to the design and evaluation of new materials and processes


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or Advanced degree in materials science, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Minimum of ten, fifteen years preferred, as an R&D scientist in an industrial setting
  • Strong scientific background in liquid crystals, flexible electronic devices
  • Hands-on skill set at the bench using instrumentation for material development
  • Experience in new product development within a stage gate is preferred
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English. Japanese language is a plus.






“flexible devices”

“flexible electronics”

“flexible laminates”

“flexible printing”

“liquid crystal”

“printed electronics”

“roll to roll”

“smart contact lenses”

“smart glasses”

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