Advanced Display Materials Engineer - Product Development


We are looking for an engineer, technologist or scientist who wants to get a wide range of experience, and loves learning about physics, chemistry and electronics through a hands-on approach. This individual should:

  • Thrive working in a small, fast-paced team making substantial contributions to the success of their projects

  • Be a generalist who can quickly learn and is willing and able to dive deep when necessary, specializing in specific topics as required.

  • Be able to take a step back and manage a wide variety of tasks across different disciplines.

  • Have a strong understanding of basic principles in chemistry, organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry.

  • Be comfortable working through problems and figuring things out with minimal supervision

  • Have experience working in a chemical wetlab.

At Halion you will play an integral role in R&D and product development, ranging from core display material development to building and assembling display panels and integrating them into products.

We're a startup, so we're pretty relaxed about working hours, dress code, etc. We have heard that some candidates think "this sounds like a great place to work but there's no way I'm qualified..." - we are looking for good people not just good experience! If your skills roughly align with what we've listed below, and you like the cut of our jib, give it a shot.



  • Free 24 hr access to gym.

  • Free 24 hr access to a basketball court.

  • Free coffee.

  • Flexible work hours.

  • Control over your own project with large impact on final product.



  • R&D of core aspects of display material development, from initial design concepts to creating final products.

  • Work closely with customers to integrate display panels into their product(s).

  • Design experiments; collect, analyze and interpret data; drive technical problem solving;

  • Perform bench level laboratory work including synthesis of various display materials, manufacturing, assembly and product integration.

  • Provide complex design reviews and feedback for improvement in manufacturability, helping transfer the technology from lab-scale development to commercial-scale production.

  • Prepare reagents, operate analytical instruments and maintain lab book.

  • Assisting with ongoing experiments and integration of results from collaborations.

  • Write research papers, abstracts, technical reports and SOPs.

  • Train co-op students, contractors or other laboratory personnel; may supervise interns.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS or BASc in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Nanotechnology Engineering, Chemistry, related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 6 weeks/yr.

  • Able to legally work in Canada.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.



  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and changing priorities, make sound decisions under pressure, and work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to rapidly learn new systems and procedures

  • Fundamental knowledge of chemistry, organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry

  • Demonstrated experience in materials, materials science and/or materials chemistry

  • Knowledge and experience with Python and MATLAB.

  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience in the display technology industry

  • Experience with electronics projects


Instructions to apply:

Do you want to be the very best [candidate], like no-one ever was? If so, please demonstrate the following in your cover letter and resume:

  • You have a bias for action (but you think before you act).

  • You enjoy working on personal projects not related to work (but you know how to manage your priorities).

  • You like technology - past, present and future.

  • You love learning new things, do so quickly, and can easily connect concepts from different fields.

  • You will use the word sassy as naturally as possible in your application, so I know that you read this.

  • You like to solve problems, especially using your creativity and imagination.

  • You are constantly working to experiment and improve yourself, because nobody is perfect.

  • An enjoyment of Star Wars is an asset. Bonus points if you can make a good Wookiee sound.

Our interview process will include up to 3 interviews and reference checks where applicable.