Scientist-Detector R&D

Redlen Technologies Inc., 868120585, Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada Req #8
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Company Overview

Redlen Technologies is the leading provider of multi-energy, X-ray imaging modules based on proprietary Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) imaging sensors. Our precision energy detection platform provides solutions to Global Fortune 500 companies in the medical imaging, security and non-destructive testing market segments.

 Detail-oriented? Love west coast living? You'll fit right in! Join our team of industry-leading researchers, engineers and designers delivering high resolution radiation-based imaging products that make the world a healthier and safer place.  Located on Vancouver Island on Canada's Pacific coast, our employees and their families enjoy easy access to a wide variety of metropolitan and outdoor recreational activities, affording an unrivaled balance of technology work and a re-energizing lifestyle. We offer a comprehensive benefit program including flexible work hours, competitive salaries, and health and dental insurance.

 Redlen is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workplace reflective of Canadian society.

Job Description for Detector Scientist

Our characterization team includes several Detector Scientists who support delivery of our world-leading photon-counting detector technology to major system OEMs for photon-counting computed tomography (PCCT).We are expanding the team and hiring another Detector Scientist. Reporting to the
Manager, Detector Characterization, the successful applicant will assume a key and hands-on role in ensuring we fully understand our detector performance and how it relates to the underlying semiconductor
device physics, and that we learn as rapidly as possible from our process development experiments.

You will work with colleagues who have developed the world-leading
Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) growth technology,
process development engineers and application specialists to develop and implement our technology roadmap for detector performance and manufacturability improvements.

Key responsibilities:

·Explore, determine, define, and establish key attributes of x-ray detector performance
relevant in customer applications and in factory test, with an emphasis on high-flux operation
relevant to PCCT

·Define and execute detector and sensor performance experiments, perform related data analysis, write up and communicate results

·Define and execute experiments to determine material parameters required in device modelling.

·Where appropriate to support process development, use advanced statistical design of experiments (DOE) to isolate the factors of interest and block any confounding factors that cause process variation

·Where appropriate to support our validation and test team, identify, quantify and reduce or eliminate the fundamental contributors that reduce repeatability and reproducibility of detector and sensor measurements

·Support the crystal growth team in characterizing properties of interest

·Contribute to experimental and/or analytical aspects of our device reliability program including finding the material and process factors influencing failure mechanisms and rates

·Model device operation to describe the processes involved in response to X-ray photons.

·Contribute to the technology roadmap for Redlen detectors and application segments

We expect each Detector Scientist will be accountable for several, but not necessarily all, of the items above.

Skills Required:

Background in semiconductor devices, materials and physics, including characterization and test methods

Hands-on in-depth experience in experimental design, setup, and troubleshooting

A minimum of five years’ technical experience in a related role

Experience in device modelling at a physical level is an asset

Experience with data analysis using MATLAB, Python or similar software

Familiarity with process engineering tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE) and
statistical data analysis using JMP or MiniTab is an asset

Experience in design and characterization of ionizing radiation detectors, pixelated imagers,
sensor arrays, and experience working with instrumentation electronics, interfacing test equipment,
detector read out ASIC and/or electronics are all assets

Other Requirements:

A track record of excellence in applied research

Demonstrated positive attitude and self-motivation

Ability to work in adynamic environment as a member of a cross-functional team

Ability to work with limited supervision and manage responsibilities to all project stakeholders in a proactive way

Comfortable with challenging development projects with competing priorities and emerging/ambiguous requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset


Master’s degree or higher in engineering physics, applied physics, physics, electrical engineering,
materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry or equivalent

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Redlen Technologies Inc., 868120585, Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada