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Actinia, based on research from Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis’ laboratory, is focused on commercializing novel semiconductor materials to solve major problems facing industries ranging from medical imaging to nuclear energy to security screening. Actinia has developed novel semiconductor materials that can more than double the energy resolution of typical scintillator materials without the substantial cost increases typically associated with semiconductor detectors.


You are a physicist, materials scientist, or electrical engineer with a strong interest in the application of novel semiconductor material properties to solving major problems facing industries ranging from medical imaging to nuclear power. You want to work with a dynamic team where creativity, passion, learning, and experimentation are core values in the development of innovative new products. You have an acute interest in the development of new products based on hard IP and you want a leadership role in the growth of a startup tackling the difficult early stages of technology transfer from a world-class research University.

You have a strong academic background that includes a master’s or doctoral degree, and ideally, you have several years of experience in hard-radiation detection (gamma or X-ray), semiconductor characterization, electronic device assembly/characterization, and optical spectroscopy. You will be working with a group of chemists, materials scientists, physicists, and engineers, and you do not shy away from multidisciplinary problems. You are comfortable reporting directly to the Founders and CEO of a new company, and you thrive in environments where independent excellence is expected. You expect and even demand to “grow with the organization” as the startup becomes more established.

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posted June 25, 2021