R&D Director

Suffolk, England


Exceptional salary + bonus


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We are looking for a R&D Director with a solid Semiconductor background to join our world-leading client’s R&D site based in Ipswich.  

This team develops the world’s most advanced optoelectronic devices for optical communication networks. They seek an R&D Director to lead a team of circa 30 people and really be the visionary for innovation for world-leading high-performance optoelectronic components. The R&D Director lead and inspire the team, orchestrate research programs, refine existing products to mirror the latest market trends and partner with project managers, design leads, architects and process engineers to create project plans that meet customer expectations.

This is a fascinating, high-profile role that requires the following:
  • A Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering / Physics or relevant discipline
  • A solid understanding of III-V semiconductor device physics, characterisation and process
  • Extensive leadership experience within a research setting, with a proven background in executing successful optoelectronic research initiatives
  • Profound analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
This role is based in Ipswich, however if a candidate has strong and desirable experience our client will consider them being based in Cambridge with regular trips to the office.

An excellent salary + bonus package is on offer.

For details, contact Caroline Pye