Sharp Laboratories of Europe has played a prominent role in the development of technology for Sharp products since our formation in 1990. For example, we have been the centre of expertise within the corporation for "added function displays" creating technology such as no glasses 3D, dual view displays, sensor in display, memory in display and variable viewing angle displays.
Our role has evolved and we have active research covering a broad range of technologies that will be a benefit to society. Using our skills and expertise we are actively developing TFT circuits for an advanced microfluidics platform that will enable health diagnosis on a chip.
Our success in developing technology for our parent company and other stakeholders has led recently to spinning-off new technologies for commercialisation in the Microfluidics and Energy areas. Sharp Microfluidic Solutions is one such example, soon to be followed by Energy-Solutions and Energy-Harvesting start-up companies.
The Sharp Innovation Centre was created to enable small and start-up companies to gain access to the complete range of services of a professional R&D company at our purpose-built facilities in Oxford. These include general and specialised laboratories, office space, ICT, finance and administration services and facilities.
As a company we believe in being open and working as a team to bring our individual skills and expertise to finding innovative solutions to problems. To achieve our goals we need people who are excellent in their own specialism, who will take us in new directions, but who also have a passion for creating new products and who thrive in teams with other specialists.
For the last decade we have run a very successful graduate programme. We started because we wanted to attract more people at the beginning of their careers in research and development. We have been delighted with the response from graduates who know they want to continue with science or engineering, but are not sure what a career in industrial research is like. We have structured a programme that allows graduates to carry out projects on several topics around the lab in their first year. As we expected, our new recruits have found this very useful. An unexpected bonus for us has been how much they have achieved on the projects and how much synergy they captured whilst moving around the lab. So, if you want to do research and development but are undecided on whether optics, health, energy, semiconductor devices, electronics or systems research is more interesting, then this could be the place for you.
We aim to offer a friendly working environment, where people freely share their time and expertise. Outside of work many of our people are keen (and competitive) in a variety of sports or as talented musicians. Our projects and opportunities for 2017 look more interesting than ever and so if the idea of working here appeals to you, or you wish to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then please get in touch. Whatever your reason for visiting, we hope that you will take the time to read about some of our research.
"We hope that you will be able to find what you are looking for on our website. We have recently introduced a graduate entry programme to the laboratory and this may be of interest to you."