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Senior R&D Scientist
A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.
This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
At EMD Electronics, the Senior Research &Development Scientist will work with a team of curious scientists to provide advanced material solutions to the semiconductor industry. We are at the forefront of technology, working with all the leading semiconductor manufacturers to deliver integrated solutions to the most challenging problems.
- Perform advanced research into new materials, customization of each application, and intensive customer support.
- Manage and lead projects and be a key contact person for management and peers alike.
- Focus on polymerization especially living anionic polymerization and block copolymer synthesis and do direct self-assembly (DSA).
- 5% Travel Domestic and/or International
Who You Are:
- Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related Science and Engineering discipline
- 2+ years of experience in chemical synthesis and physical characterization of polymers
- 2+ years of post-doctoral experience in customized small and/or macromolecular synthesis and characterization, and handling air-sensitive reagents
- 2+ years of hands-on experience with molecular characterization tools (NMR, FT-IR, GPC, HPLC, GC, etc.) and material characterization tools (SEM, AFM, XPS, XRR, DSC, TGA, TEM, etc.)
- Highly motivated to work with a team and succeed, able to learn and adopt new concepts and capable of handling the ambiguity and the inherent uncertainties that come with advanced material research and development.
- Proven ability to innovate and generate new ideas, patents, and make a convincing case to drive to implementation.
- Understand photolithography and directed self-assembly of block copolymers
- Ability to design new molecules to resolve chemical problems
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent presentation skills
- Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
- Ability to manage projects and influence others without direct authority
- Being able to work in a matrix environment.
What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!
Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html
If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.
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