Thermal Physicist: High Conductivity Materials - Cambs
My clients in Cambridgeshire are looking for an Applied Thermal Physicist: High Conductivity Materials.
This role is commutable from Cambridge, Bedford, St. Neots, Huntingdon, Sandy, Yaxley.
This role is within the company's High Thermal Conductivity Materials team, whose aim is to develop composite materials for the thermal management of electronics.
The role will support the project’s material development with the creation of novel processes for the formation and testing of high thermal conductivity composite materials. In addition, the role will involve the development of new innovation projects through collaboration with colleagues to investigate cutting edge research topics and global materials development challenges with the aim of proposing new projects for the company.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
• Development and testing of thermally conductive composites and the recommendation of strategies for their improvement.
• Evaluation of novel thermally conductive polymers' thermal and physical properties using both established techniques and novel experiments.
• Development of processes for film formation, control of rheology and optimisation of material morphology.
• Recommend external organisations to gain access to facilities, equipment or external experts to supplement company internal capabilities, where required, and work with them to complete the evaluation or material development.
• Contribute to technology development proposals to improve material performance.
• Widen company Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio by inventing novel concepts and technical solutions.
• Contribute to wider innovation activities to develop new project proposals based on technological needs, trends or emerging technologies, to include unique technical solutions.
• Development of scientifically sound hypotheses for increased device and material performance.
• Effective communication with all team members and the wider organisation to distribute results, discuss problems, and provide next-step recommendations to progress the projects.
• Working closely with the High Thermal Conductivity Materials team to develop new materials which meet the application specification.
• Process development for composite materials using techniques such as film casting, coating and hot pressing.
• Measurement of material melt rheology and the selection of materials and development of compositions to achieve desired properties.
• Measurement of thermal conductivity and other material properties critical to the application.
• Identification of Intellectual Property (IP), filing of invention disclosures, and providing feedback to ensure high quality patent applications.
• Carry out, or oversee, experiments at partner organisations where in house evaluation or synthesis is not possible.
• Rigorous analysis of experimental results to draw conclusions and propose directions for further material development or collaboration.
• Clearly report findings and formulate recommendations either within or outside the organisation.
• Take an active part in ideation events to develop new project ideas aligned with market needs, sustainability goals, business alignment and novel material ideas.
• A PhD in Applied Physics or Material Science, or alternatively a Physical Sciences degree coupled with equivalent relevant industrial work experience.
• An inquiring mind, with a broad interest in current trends outside current speciality, particularly towards materials development.
• Track record in the development and/or evaluation of material properties to achieve a desired target.
• The ability to follow and accurately record data for controlled processes.
• An ability to acquire new skills and areas of expertise.
• A demonstrable interest in developing technical solutions across a range of applications.
• Experience in working with composite materials and the processes to form them is highly desirable.
• Experience of incorporating materials into device structures to demonstrate desired functional properties is highly desirable.
Salary circa £39k per annum but flexible for the right candidate.
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