Senior Associate Investigator

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

Job Description:

DuPont Electronics & Industrial (E&I) has an exciting and challenging opportunity within the Laird Performance Materials business for a Senior Associate Investigator, located in Wilmington, DE.

The position in Laird’s R&D group will focus on supporting new product development for thermal interface materials with global customers. A key area of focus will be formulating products that enable high-performance applications such as consumer CPU/GPU, artificial intelligence, EV and automotive, datacenters, and more.

Key responsibilities:

+ Prepares thermal interface material formulations and tests material properties. Collects, analyzes, and summarizes data with appropriate documentation.

+ Has regular impact on work team; contributes to multiple projects by providing high quality data with attention to detail and/or presenting results internally.

+ Solves well-defined and more complex problems, working with minimal to moderate guidance.

+ Develops a capability as a technical competency subject matter expert (SME). Understands basic customer needs.

+ Builds technical network. Collaborates with Laird-Wilmington engineering team on performance testing, and utilizes knowledge sharing between North America Laird sites.

+ Adheres to safety protocols and participates in all group safety activities.

+ Contributes to a positive working environment.

Required qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree required (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials preferred).

+ 5+ years experience in technical professional with high competency in a relevant technology area (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials preferred).

+ Uses sound science and engineering principles and demonstrates curiosity and creativity to solve problems.

+ Has significant commitment to safety, participating in new equipment installation and new process development in accordance with DuPont safety guidelines.

+ Has strong communication skills and is proficient with digital tools for data management (Sharepoint, Microsoft Office).

Preferred requirements:

+ Knowledge of thermal interface materials, polymer physics, interfacial science, composites, and/or formulating are preferred.

+ Experience with design of experiments (Green Belt Project Leadership, six sigma, etc.) is beneficial.

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Job Posting: JC259638387

Posted On: May 10, 2024

Updated On: Jun 18, 2024

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