Research Scientist - Deposition Processes

at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Innovation and Development Division (IDD) drives the innovation strategy for the Hubs and Operations, and contributes to the Group's transformation. It is responsible for imagining, developing and incubating new solutions until they are brought to market, particularly when it comes to offers with a high technological content (including digital and IT). IDD gathers more than 3,000 employees from 70 nationalities at 60 sites.
How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?
The Analysis & Fine Chemistry group in Air Liquide's Delaware Innovation Campus in Newark, Delaware is seeking a talented, collaborator, Ph.D researcher to join our multidisciplinary group supporting the development of new molecules 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 the precursor molecules and deposition processes of Organometallic and inorganic compounds for application in the semiconductor, automotive, aerospace and healthcare processes. The processes will include the deposition of dielectric materials and/or metals by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor deposition (CVD) techniques. Experience working with ALD tools and use of advanced metrology and characterization is highly desired.
Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness and continuous improvement in safety practices.

Cultivate and maintain knowledge of literature, patents and evolutionary trends related to the assigned technology area.

Contribute in for design, screening of organometallic precursors for deposition of dielectric and metal thin films, develop relevant metrology tools and developing ALD processes for application in the semiconductor.

Build knowledge in ALD processes, deposition precursor's structure and functional relationship based on ALD process performance.

Innovate new solutions and generate IP for the precursor portfolio. Support and foster existing customer relationships

Develop and sustain new customer/OEM/academic/consortia relationships

Understands customer needs and proactively address technology needs and lead R&D initiatives to bring solutions in reasonable timeline.

Develop and support new and alternative technologies

Interact with AL global business and marketing team

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.__________________Are you a MATCH?
Required Qualifications

PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with specialization in ALD processes and ALD precursors

Understanding of ALD precursors, molecule structure/function relationship to ALD processes

Able to troubleshoot, design, and build deposition tools for laboratory experiments.

Expertise in areas such as design of experiments, thermal deposition tools, thin film material characterization, processing troubleshooting and other materials areas.

Experience in analytical techniques such as Ellipsometry, FTIR, XRR, XPS, AES, AFM, SIMS, SEM, TEM, EDX, RBS, UV-VIS and related spectroscopic techniques

Experience working on interdisciplinary topics and with strong ability to interact efficiently in an international environment

Preferred Qualifications

3+ years of industrial experience with hands on experience with commercial ALD tools and ALD process development

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

Self-motivated individual with ability to define and solve problems in collaboration with AL business partners and external partners and customers.

Ability to influence peers through scientific leadership

Ability to be flexible and adapt to frequently changing conditions/priorities

Exempt / Salary Postings

Grade: Salary-10
The Salary rate range for this position in "Delaware" is $108K - $113K

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and... For full info follow application link.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Everyone will be considered for employment, promotions, transfers, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, age, Vietnam era veteran status, disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

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Job Posting: 1279116

Posted On: Jun 16, 2024

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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