E INK has been very busy with color e-paper this year. The company has just announced Gallery 3, which will power new e-readers and e-notes with over 32,000 colors and Kaleido 3, which has new support for large screen devices. Not to mention, they have just added new pigments to their Spectra digital signage. What is the future for color e-paper? E INK has spent over $150 million in the past several years in research and development. A new job posting gives us some insight on what their plans are.
The job requires working in a chemical lab to develop new materials and in the electro-optic and analytical labs to characterize the new materials and displays. The position involves multiple aspects of the development of the next generation of displays. This individual will be a member of the research team responsible for the creation of electronic ink for the next generation of color displays at E INK.
- Synthesize new color pigments
- Make new electronic ink formulations
- Keep track of stock pigments and other materials
- Perform analytical analysis of the pigments and ink
- Perform electrical and electro-optical measurements for new color displays
- Document processes and results
- Participate in group and project meetings
- Associate degree in a technical field (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
- 2+ years’ laboratory experience in a manufacturing or research environment
- Experience working in a lab environment with a variety of lab equipment
- Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals
- Ability to keep detailed records
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Flexible and able to quickly learn new processes
- Flexible to adapt to changes
- Very organized and detail oriented
- Able to handle multiple tasks at a time
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Computer literate with knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.