Spin-on Deposition Program Leader

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

Job Description

Spin-on Deposition Program Leader


Located in Newark, DE.



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 Spin-on Deposition Program Leader


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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 Innovation Campus Delaware (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 Innovation Campus in Newark, Delaware is seeking a talented, collaborative, Ph.D senior researcher to join our multidisciplinary group to Lead the program for new spin on deposition (SOD) formulations and processes for high-tech industrial applications. This team develops and tunes targeted materials to suit customers application processes for use in electronics, automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries.

The ideal candidate will be responsible of the SOD program for formulation and process development for new spin on film processes for developing next-generation semiconductor process chemicals including spin-on dielectric, spin-on hardmask and other spin on applications.Experience working with300mm SOD process equipment including spin, curing, furnace annealing, and surface prep/cleaning and use of advanced metrology and characterization is highly desired.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a 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.

Lead the team for the design and evaluation of new SOD formulations for application in the semiconductor and non-semiconductor applications

Bring and build knowledge in SOD processes, formulation structure and functional relationship based on SOD process performance and upskill junior researchers to SOD

Supervision and hands on duties for surface cleans, formulating, coating, curing, testing, and characterizing thin films including low-k spin-on dielectrics (SOD) and other silicon containing films, metals, and metal oxide films

Innovate new solutions and generate IP for the SOD 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.

Qualifications & Competencies



PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with specialization in spin on deposition formulations, silicon or other metal/metal oxide polymers

3+ years of industrial experience with hands on experience with Spin on deposition tools

Expertise in areas such as design of experiments, SOD process tools including spin, curing, furnace, RTP, UV curing, surface cleans, as well as thin film material characterization, processing troubleshooting and other... 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: 856085

Posted On: Oct 10, 2021

Updated On: Nov 10, 2021