Research Scientist, Deposition Processes

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

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Research Scientist, Deposition Processes


Located in Newark, DE.



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 Research Scientist, Deposition Processes


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Company presentation


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 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.

Job Responsibilities


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 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 III-V compound semiconductor materials for application in the semiconductor, automotive, and aerospace industries. The processes will include the deposition of III-V and other materials by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor deposition (CVD) techniques.Experience working with CVD/MOCVD and/or ALD tools and use of advanced metrology and film 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.

Contribute in the design and screening of organometallic precursors for deposition of III-V compound semiconductor thin films (InGaAs, GaN, GaAs, etc), perform the evaluate of the precursors using CVD and/or ALD processes and analyze the films using relevant metrology tools.

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

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

Qualifications & Competencies



PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with specialization in III-V compound semiconductor deposition processes including MOCVD, CVD or ALD processes

Hands on experience and able to troubleshoot and operate vacuum process 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,... 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: 849862

Posted On: Sep 28, 2021

Updated On: Oct 24, 2021