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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.

Your Role:

The R&D Scientist will work with a cross functional team of chemists, material scientists, chemical engineers to develop new and innovative chemical approaches to solve challenges faced in advanced semiconductor technology nodes, with a particular focus on ALD deposition of silicon dielectrics.

  • Focus on applications development for new materials used in deposition of thin films
  • Develop ALD processes of various materials using proprietary chemicals
  • Understand molecular structure and film property relationship
  • Document and communicate findings to both internal and external customers
  • Optimize current processes to improve efficiency and repeatability
  • Collect and analyze thin film metrology data
  • Support the lab’s infrastructure’s safety processes

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • 2+ years of thin films deposition experience in an academic or industrial environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical understanding with vacuum depositions such as ALD or ALE and RF based plasma systems
  • Experience with common thin-film characterization techniques including: XRR, XRD, XRF, SEM, TEM, Ellipsometry, Auger, SIMS, RBS, XPS
  • Self-motivated, creative, and flexible to respond quickly to customer demands in a rapidly evolving commercial research environment
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems and provide robust solutions based on solid technical background
  • Knowledge of statistical design of experiments and statistical software packages such as Jump or other related software

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!

Our Benefits - http://jobs.vibrantm.com/emd/content/Benefits-at-a-Glance/?locale=en_US

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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.

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