(Senior) Device Engineer

Location: Daresbury, Warrington 

Salary: £40,000-£55,000 

Hours: Full time 

Contract Type: Permanent 


Role Overview 

Quantum Science (QS) have an exciting new opportunity for a (Senior) Device Engineer who will take a pivotal role in leading the research and development of colloidal quantum dot (CQDs) optoelectronic devices. 


Company and Business Overview 

Quantum Science is an award-winning company focusing on research and development of quantum dots and other advanced materials. We contribute to society through material innovation to transform short wave infrared image sensor technology for consumer markets. 


We have fostered strong relationships with leading research organisations and industrial partners to keep us at the forefront of innovation while achieving a stable foundation thanks to investors who share our long-term vision. 

We work closely with research and business partners to develop innovative technology and then license the developed technology to create a win-win partnership with our customers. 

Our company is based in TechSpace One, Sci Tech Daresbury, Warrington 


Main tasks and responsibility 

You will lead the research and development of short-wave infrared colloidal quantum dot photodetector technology. You will bring new ideas and concepts to the business and test and validate your ideas in devices. Product development of both materials and devices will be driven through your own knowledge and expertise to add to the technology advantage of the company.  

● Colloidal quantum dot optoelectronic device design and research 

Lead, plan, design, implement, analyse and draw conclusions from experiments 

Develop and implement fabrication processes for the devices 

Develop optical and electronic testing equipment and procedures for semiconductor devices 

Characterise materials and devices including infrared photodetectors made of nanomaterials and quantum dots 

Develop intellectual property to cover inventions including the writing of invention disclosures and patents 

Communicate and present results to internal and external stake holders 


Required skills 

Deep understanding of semiconductor device operation particularly in photodetection and image sensors 

Experience in running and maintaining device fabrication equipment including, thermal evaporators, e-beam, sputter coaters, spin coaters, glove box and clean room environments 

Hands-on experience and working knowledge of optical test equipment such as Lasers, LEDs, spectrometers, detectors, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc 

Materials and device data analysis and interpretation  

Familiarity with one or more of the following scientific/statistical software systems: Matlab, LabView (preferred), Python, JMP (preferred), Minitab 

Exceptional communicator, able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, able to operate under own intuition


PhD in relevant discipline (Physics, Engineering, or Materials science) 
● Proven competency in the industry developing semiconductor materials and devices
Hands on experience of colloidal quantum dot, perovskite or similar solution processed semiconductor materials and devices an advantage 
Proven track record of innovation with familiarity of patents and invention an advantage 


Benefits Package 

Competitive salary 

Performance-related bonus system 

Pension contribution 

Life insurance 


Qualified candidates should send the CV to (

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