Research Scientist in Conducting Organic Materials


Job title

Research Scientist in conducting organic materials

Research topic

Commercial Development of Conductive Polymer


Optoelectronic Technology Laboratory (OeTL)

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Salary Range

A competitive remuneration package will apply


Full time

Contract type

3 years, with the possibility of extension

Start date

Open until filled

Additional information

Conducting polymer; Organic Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry and Processing; Organic optoelectronic and electrical devices.

The role

The OSCAR research scientist (RS) in conducting organic materials will join the Optoelectronic Technology Laboratory (OeTL) team investigating conductive polymers and their commercial development.


  • Adapt and develop existing materials developed at OeTL including material design, new polymerization techniques, and experimental protocols.
  • Test and assess materials using a range of experimental techniques to advance the project.
  • Communicate, record and plan work within the OeTL.
  • Represent the research group at external meetings/seminars.
  • Carry out collaborative projects with industrial partners.

Selection criteria


  • Applicants must have research level experience in: Polymer/organic electrical materials design, synthesis, and characterization, preferably at doctorate level.
  • Have extensive experience in the wider synthesis of organic materials.
  • Be adept in performing material characterization.
  • Be viewed as a motivated, enthusiastic, organized self-starter.
  • Demonstrate good team-working skills, and the ability to undertake work on joint projects through co-operation and the exchange of information.


  • Experience in modifying the electrical properties of polymer materials.
  • Experience in working with organic-based semiconducting materials.
  • Have experience with or be aware of IP protection options and processes.
  • Experience in industrialization of research.