Brand-new global Advanced Technology Center for the ophthalmic industry currently being established.
Lead development of novel optical films and laminates, including existing and next-generation lamination processes; specifically roll-to-roll.
Subject matter expert for roll-to-roll coating methods (slot die, gravure, dip, bar), solution preparation and finishing.
Hands-on role, with technical project leadership; lots of opportunity for growth with potential for team leadership.
Specific activities and responsibilities
Lead development of novel optical films and laminates including product development trials.
Individual contributor collaborating with international team of researchers and business teams as part of a new product development process
Assist with trouble shooting production coating and lamination process.
Design coating formulations, laminate construction and ancillary products.
Assist with studies on the interaction of laminates with lenses.
Review literature for new paths of exploration.
Contribute to creating and protecting IP.
Lead initiative to bring existing lamination capability in-house and support the startup of equipment and process (first 1-2 years)
M.S. or PhD. In technical or engineering field: preference Materials Science, Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, Physics.
5+ years industrial (i.e. non academic) experience in R&D/Product Development & scale up including experience with roll-to-roll equipment for coating and lamination processes: you understand the “science of the system” from formulation to materials to processes.
Demonstrated experience in coating technology including a range of wet coating techniques (slot die essential)
Working knowledge of analytical techniques, including photo-spectroscopy, microscopy, thermal analysis.
Strong communications skills at all levels, including providing guidance to technicians and engineers and ability to convey technical information to non-technical audiences (internal and external)
Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc…), Minitab, Matlab
Travel up to 15%.Includes international travel, predominantly Asia.
Experience with Optical Film highly preferred.
Experience with lens technology and optics.
Experience with the analysis of polarized systems, e.g. ellipsometry
Experience with optical modeling software.
Experience with rheological studies.
Experience with DOE methodology.
Experience with a QMS.
Experience with SolidWorks.
Posted On: Friday, January 24, 2020 Compensation: $115,000-$125,000