Particle Technology Lead
Millipore Corporation

Tempe, Arizona

Posted in Science and Research
25 days ago

Job Info

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.

The Role:

Primary responsibility of the Particle Technology Lead is generating innovative particles in order to create high value-added formulated products for cutting edge CMP segment of microelectronics advanced device manufacturing. Through a combination of external collaborations and internal development, a range of technologies will be used to provide custom abrasives for our polishing slurry development activities.

You will interface with the product development teams to understand the key requirements for new particles. As part of those teams, you will design and execute research activities focused on the manufacture, processing and characterizing of particles tailored to specific application needs. A key output of this research is an understanding of how process parameters and/or key particle characteristics impact polish performance.In this role, you will be critical in the development of new products for customers, applications teams support for product qualifications at customers, and as a technical resource to resolve issues with existing customers. A specific particle development lab will also be dedicated towards this effort. Additionally, you will also be a resource to the entire Planarization R&D group for other aspects of CMP technology development.

The role will require product innovation leadership, in addition to working together with a larger group for knowledge building research. You will need to have very strong technical knowledge, strongcollaboration / team-work skills, be self-motivated, have good communication skills, be a creative problem solver, and possess strong observation and perception skills. You may need to perform some work in lab and clean room environment, as well as to coordinate closely with an integrated team of scientists, commercial/product managers, engineers, and operations people in order to ensure successful commercialization of value-added new products. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated track record of innovative particle development for CMP slurries or similar formulated product chemistries for the microelectronics market.

Who you are:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of post graduate career experience in a science / technology role.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong technical background in particle technology applied to CMP slurry formulation.
  • A detailed understanding of the synthesis of particles using sol gel chemistry, preferably silicon-based will be preferred.
  • Understanding of routine and non-routine analytical methods used to characterize particles.
  • Willing to conduct hands-on research
  • Understanding of colloidal science, preferably in an aqueous environment.
  • Track record of knowledge creation for commercially successful new products.
  • Experience in design of experiments and statistical analysis would be a key asset.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% and conduct weekly teleconferences.
  • Recognition of business and strategic impacts from a technical perspective.
  • Outstanding problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communications ability and teamwork skills a must
  • Good English skills

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Requisition ID: 217221

Location: Tempe

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

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