Sr. Scientist Film & Laminates

Thomas Brooke International - Anoka, MN

The Opportunity

  • 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

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