• Research Scientist - Cree R&D

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    LED Engineering
  • Job Description

    Cree is looking to add a Research Scientist with a Ph.D in Solid State Chemistry to our LED Products group in Raleigh/Durham, NC. As a member of the Cree R&D team, you will support Cree’s leadership in a wide variety of LED products. In this role you will become a phosphor expert. You will not only understand the fundamentals, but will also deliver phosphor solutions for our LED products which drive improved performance, reliability and manufacturability.


    Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity.


    What can Cree do for you?

    • This role will allow you to work in a cross functional role within our LED Products R&D group
    • You will have the opportunity to gain diversified development experience working on multiple projects
    • Ability to directly work and assist in developing our next generation of LED products
    • Potential for upward mobility in a thriving organization
    • High visibility role


    What can you do for Cree?

    In this role you will perform a diverse mixture of activities and will have the ability to focus intensely on one effort without neglecting others. This will require weekend work and availability at any time for problem solving. As a member of the LED R&D team, you are expected to learn and adapt to other functions as needed and support production as well as design. For example, the company may require assistance with production or R&D powder processing equipment as well.


    The successful candidate will be a resourceful, hands-on, problem solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical problems while managing one or more development efforts. This position is open to candidates with no phosphor experience as well as to those who have luminescent materials knowledge.



    What you need for success:

    • Ph.D in Solid State Chemistry required
    • In-depth knowledge of solid materials, including properties and chemistry
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills
    • Thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented atmosphere
    • Self-starter, able to manage projects with minimal guidance
    • New or recent graduates are encouraged to apply


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Expertise in solid state inorganic materials and chemistry
    • Knowledge of phosphor properties and characterization
    • Familiarity with powder materials development, processing, handling and characterization
    • Experience with databases and data analysis tools (SQL, Access, JMP, Excel, etc.)


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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