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Research Scientist - Computational Chemistry

Ewing, NJ · Science/Research

At Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED) (UDC), we’re changing the way people see the world.

If you’re reading this on a smartphone, there’s a good chance UDC’s materials are producing the light and color shining from your screen right now. UDC’s OLED ingredients are key parts of stunning, energy-efficient displays used in everything from smartwatches to phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, TVs and automobiles. Virtually every OLED consumer electronics product around the world uses UDC’s phosphorescent OLED materials and technologies.

UDC is a publicly traded company and pioneer in the OLED industry. When you join our global team, you are embarking on a journey at the forefront of display technology and organic electronics that impacts the daily lives of people around the world. From engineers to chemists, Ph.D. scientists, technicians, lawyers and more, our UDC team is continuously advancing our field. With a focus on energy efficiency, UDC’s team is contributing to making a better, more sustainable planet. Please visit us at www.oled.com.

Job Summary:

Universal Display Corporation is seeking a Research Scientist to apply machine learning (ML) and QSPR to the design of cutting-edge new materials for application into our world-leading OLED business. The Scientist will be part of our dynamic and fast-paced Modeling and Simulation team and will have the opportunity to work closely with synthetic chemists and device physicists and engineers. The Scientist will be responsible for developing advanced ML models and for using these models to invent and develop novel lead compounds. The candidate should understand the fundamentals of QSPR and have experience with and knowledge of the latest developments in ML. Additionally, they should be able to lead an exploratory research project independently.


  • Design and implement QSPR and ML models for the reliable prediction of optoelectronic properties.
  • Design and implement generative ML models for the creation of superior optoelectronic materials.
  • Continually improve the models being used for molecular design and property prediction.
  • Collaborate with members of the Modeling and Simulation team to leverage the latest developments in quantum mechanical and forcefield simulation.
  • Work integrally with members of the Synthetic Chemistry team to identify and optimize promising leads in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or Computer science.
  • Fundamental understanding of data analysis.
  • Prior experience with ML and its application to molecular design.
  • Familiarity with approaches such as recursive partitioning, decision trees, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and generative models.
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch or TensorFlow.


  • 2+ years Post-doctoral experience.
  • Expertise with Python, Java, SQL
  • Prior experience with small molecule organic and/or organometallic chemistry.

Current Benefits at UDC:

  • Competitive base salary and annual bonus program
  • Medical/Prescription Drug coverage, Dental, and Vision for employees and family
  • Transit, Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) – An employer-paid benefit to reimburse a portion of employees’ eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as deductibles, coinsurance, and pharmacy expenses
  • Group Term Life insurance, short term disability, and long term disability benefits for employees
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Ewing Worldwide Headquarters (HQ) cafeteria provides breakfast and lunch to employees at no cost to them
  • Annual charitable matching gift
  • Generous Paid Time Off

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