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Technical Assistant

Cambridgeshire - Salary £20,000-£26,000

We are seeking a Technical Assistant for a technology company in Huntingdon producing opto-electronic devices.

The position will initally be offered as a fixed term contract for 18-24 months. This role will be full time and requires individuals to work 2 shifts on a rotating basis:

Shift A - Monday to Friday 6.30am to 2.30pm each day with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.
Shift B - Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 8.30pm each day with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.


• Prepare solutions of organic photodetectors and organic light emitting diodes material for device fabrication.
• Preparation of glass substrates.
• Coating of polymer solutions on substrates using inkjet printing.
• Cathode deposition and encapsulation.
• Evaluation of devices.
• Maintenance of consumables stock levels required for fabrication of required devices.
• Consistent and accurate data collection and entry into database during device fabrication.


• HNC or higher degree in Engineering or Science based or at least 2 years experience working in a high tech production environment.
• Experience in a laboratory/clean room environment will be a significant asset. Note that the succesful candidate will be spending a large proportion of his/her working day in a cleanroom environment. This requires the position holder to wear a cleanroom suit for large portion of the day.
• Experience of glove box handling advantageous, good fine motor skills and dexterity advantageous.
• Experience of Windows OS and Microsoft Office products is highly desirable as these will be used on a daily basis.
• Working according to clean room standards.

key words: material science materials science material chemistry materials chemistry physicist chemist scientist researcher laboratory scientific process chemistry process technologist pharmaceutical technologist process scientist organic synthetic organic chemistry synthetic chemist synthetic chemistry synthetic scientist bsc chemistry msc chemistry in chemistry of chemistry material science materials science hplc glovebox cleanroom clean room wafer fabrication semi conductor semiconductor pcb etch patterning etching film deposition substrate photomask micro fabrication engineer engineering production technician manufacturing technician laboratory technician lab technician clean room technician

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