at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States
Research Scientist - Etch
Located in Newark, DE.
Research Scientist - Etch
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Entity and activity description
Air Liquide R&D centers, hosting a wide range of competencies, support the Group in achieving the highest level of excellence in the technologies it provides to its customers. The Delaware Innovation Campus (ICD) in Newark, DE provides innovation and technical support to Air Liquide's businesses and markets in the Americas and worldwide.
Our Delaware Innovation Campus, inaugurated in 2007, leads research and technology initiatives in 8 scientific and engineering disciplines. With researchers from 21 different countries, the Campus had the distinction of being named to the 2015 Philly Top Workplaces by the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com and cited in 2016 by the Delaware Business Times as one of "13 Cool Companies in Delaware." In 2017 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Delaware and over 3,600 days without a recordable accident! In 2018 we celebrated 10 years of accident-free operations.
The Analysis & Fine Chemistry group in Air Liquide's Delaware Innovation Campus in Newark, Delaware is seeking a talented, collaborator, highly motivated Ph.D researcher to join our multidisciplinary group supporting the development of new chemistries for high-tech industrial applications. This team develops and tunes targeted molecules to suit customers application processes for use in electronics, automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing and developing new etching gases for semiconductor applications. The processes will include the plasma and thermal based etching processes. Experience working with plasma etch tools and use of advanced metrology and film characterization is highly desired.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness; adhere to and support the continuous improvement of all safety practices / procedures.
The individual filling this position will be responsible for projects involving Plasma Etching processes, design of new etching gases and process evaluation for semiconductor applications.
Build knowledge on etching gas, structure and functional relationship based on plasma process performance through use of insitu and exsitu analysis techniques.
Achieve and coordinate research project objectives and deliverables in timely manner
Provide technical leadership and lead projects
Promote innovative development of intellectual property
Prepare presentation material for internal and external meetings and conferences
Develop and sustain new customer/OEM/academic/consortia relationships
Develop and support new and alternative technologies
Interact with AL global business and marketing teams
Interact from time to time on as-need basis with global R&D to: lead and foster customer interactions, participate and present at technical conferences, lead or participate in Industrial partnerships and academic collaborations.
PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with specialization in plasma-based etching methods.
Knowledge and hands-on experience in Plasma based tools (CCP, ICP) is required; maintenance and troubleshooting is desired.
Experience in analytical techniques such as Ellipsometry, FTIR, XRR, XPS, AES, AFM, SIMS, SEM, TEM, EDX, RBS, OES, UV-VIS, QMS and related spectroscopic techniques
Collaborative mindset, able to build alliances, persuades others and network internally and externally
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) with an excellent publication track record in conferences and journals
Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary and international team
Self-motivated individual with ability to define and solve problems in collaboration with AL business partners and external partners and customers.
3+ years of industrial experience in... For full info follow application link.
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