R&D Director

Posted 19 Apr 2023

Hsinchu, Hsinchu County - Taiwan

Req Id 263260



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R&D Director (TW Site Lead) 




Your Role:


We are seeking an R&D director to lead the R&D group in Hsinchu (Zhudong) for CMP slurry development for the semiconductor fabrication industry. The Lead will supervise the entire R&D site consisting of formulation lab, analytical lab, clean room, and small-volume manufacturing for customer sampling.  The team includes R&D scientists, formulation chemists, clean room engineers, analytical chemists and EHS.


  • Lead and being accountable for site safety and quality of daily operation
  • Develop strategy in transforming R&D site, team, product & customer engagement
  • Participate in external meetings (customers / technical meetings) to promote technical capabilities
  • Lead research and formulation development of the CMP slurry; create high value-added formulated products for semiconductor manufacturing
  • Direct the tactical and strategic activities of the team, collaborate with global R&D teams
  • Be the spokesperson of the R&D team and work closely with applications, marketing, and commercial teams
  • Lead intellectual property development (e.g., patent filings)

 Who You Are:


  • Ph.D.  in Chemistry/ Physics or Material Science
  • 10 + years’ experience in Research and Development
  • 5+ years of experience in management role
  • Technical depth in formulations, surfactants, polymers, colloidal chemistry, electrochemistry, and defect metrology is desired
  • Strong experience in developing ideas/concepts into product
  • Professional verbal and written communication in Mandarin and English
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills that support a diverse team environment
  • Strong technical background in semiconductor industry
  • Surface chemistry knowledge and experience
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data analytics





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