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Research Scientist - Synthetic 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:

The Research Scientist position will design and develop innovative materials for OLED technology. Duties of this position include modeling, design, and synthesis of organic and organometallic compounds with an emphasis on synthesis of novel materials and understanding the properties of the materials. This role will be a strong collaborator with our chemists and engineers to improve OLED materials and devices.


  • Design innovative materials and develop in-depth knowledge of organic electronic material properties, synthesis and applications.
  • Perform design, synthesis, purification, analysis and characterization of small to medium scale organic and/or organometallic compounds.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the UDC chemistry team to identify and solve synthetic challenges. Implement state-of-the-art synthetic methods to access novel organic and/or organometallic compounds.
  • Desire to be a part of cutting-edge technology development and application in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Stay up to date with scientific literature.
  • Be able to write and interpret technical information and effectively communicate with peers and management.
  • Be responsible for certain instrument maintenance and other lab duties.
  • Collaboration with chemists and engineers to improve materials and devices.


  • PhD in chemistry, materials science, or related field
  • In depth understanding and proven experience with the synthesis and characterization of organic and organometallic compounds. Demonstrated experience in organometallic chemistry is preferred.
  • Ability to plan and execute complex multistep syntheses.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organic and organometallic reaction mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of modern analytical techniques (NMR, MS, HPLC, UV, IR, TLC) and instrumentation for the isolation and identification of organic compounds.
  • Experienced in basic computer software and internet applications including: ChemDraw, Origin, MS Office suite. Ability to create scripts for automation or data analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction
  • Ability to perform and succeed in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with peers and management.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems in an efficient, proactive manner.
  • Demonstrated track record of accuracy and thoroughness.

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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