Scientist/Engineer, Materials and Growth

Redlen Technologies Inc. - Victoria, BC (12 months ago)

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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.

Growth & Materials (Scientist, Engineer)

Job Description

Reporting to Manager, Crystal Growth, the successful applicant will assume a key role in the development and improvement of Redlen’s Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) crystal growth using the traveling heater method (THM) and associated post-processing, with a focus on high-flux material growth for photon-counting computed tomography (PCCT).

Responsibilities include:

  • Optimizing and improving traveling heater method CZT growth and post-growth processes, equipment and

in-process monitoring.

  • Conducting testing of materials using a variety of analytical techniques either in-house or externally.
  • Working with the detector characterization team, identifying the aspects of material growth that affect detector performance.
  • Using Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical data analysis, improving growth process capability.
  • Supporting the manufacturing process engineering team in continuous improvement.
  • Embracing a process engineering framework for decision making, including the use of run charts, histograms, pareto charts, process capability analysis, etc.
  • Contributing to the technology transfer of new processes from R&D to Manufacturing.


  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, physics or equivalent. Depending on the candidate’s educational background the role title will be Scientist or Engineer.


  • A minimum of five years hands-on II-VI or III-V semiconductor crystal growth.
  • Hands-on characterization and analysis of semiconductor materials.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset.
  • Fabrication, characterization or analysis of semiconductor devices is an asset.
  • Statistical analysis experience using JMP or MiniTab software is an asset.

Personal Characteristics:

  • A track record of excellence in applied research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with an orientation to safety.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and self-motivation.


  • Work from home opportunities
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Bonus scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress
  • Company events & social hours

Reference ID: RESDEV-14

Job Type: Permanent


  • 8 Hour Shift


  • semiconductor crystal growth: 5 years (Required)