Senior Research Chemist

<strong>At FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, a global leader in solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, we search for the most talented and qualified. At Fujifilm, performance, development, and accountability are the standards to which the company and its people strive toward. And to support its employees, we offer programs that motivate, educate and promote a healthy work-life balance, which increases employee satisfaction and overall personal well-being.</strong>

Mesa, AZ

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials

<p>Successful semiconductor manufacturers move quickly. They demand quality and they require leading technology. For them, partnering with the right supplier is a critical decision.</p> <p>With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan, local sales offices throughout the world and on site applications support, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials is prepared to supply the world's top tier semiconductor manufacturers.</p> <p>FUJIFILM Electronic Materials offers a broad array of products and services used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.</p>

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Overview: <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <p><strong>Who We Are</strong></p> <p><strong>FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A., Inc.,</strong> is a global leader in chemical solutions which enable the semiconductor industry and the digital universe. We have an exciting opportunity at our Mesa, Arizona facility for a <strong>Senior Research Chemist</strong> in our CMP group!</p> <p>With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan, local sales offices throughout the world and on-site applications support, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies the world's top tier semiconductor manufacturers with a broad array of products and services used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Role</strong></p> <p>The Sr. Research Chemist will support new Chemical Mechanical Polishing/Planarization (CMP) slurry formulation development and provide chemistry/chemical component expert consultation to the technology development team. The primary focus will be formulation development for BEOL/MOL slurries for next generation semiconductor technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Develop new CMP slurry formulations as per customer&rsquo;s/semiconductor technology node needs.</li> <li>Investigate chemistry and abrasive interactions with different dielectric and metal films.</li> <li>Fine-tune slurry chemistry to get desired polishing rates &amp; metrology performance for BE/MOL slurries</li> <li>Design experiments to prove hypothesis and execute test plans for data collection.</li> <li>Analyze/interpret data and ability to prepare and present technical data package to both internal and external customers.</li> <li>Apply knowledge of acids/bases, corrosion inhibitors, chemical/particle interactions, electrochemistry, organic/inorganic chemistry, surfactants, and interfacial chemistry to CMP slurry development</li> <li>Conduct literature/ IP search, document results, present data to technology team &amp; file patents.</li> <li>Coordinate with engineering and the lab staff on formulation needs with respect to CMP slurries.</li> <li>Provide technical expertise related to CMP slurries&rsquo; chemistries to Product Development, Process Development, Manufacturing and QA/QC teams.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Minimum Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Colloidal Science. M.S. with job experience in related field will also be considered.</li> <li>Minimum 1-2 years of industry experience beneficial: preferably in Chemical Mechanical Polishing/Planarization (CMP) slurry chemistries</li> <li>Analytical abilities, experimental skills and expertise in chemistry required. Previous proven success in formulation development is beneficial.</li> <li>Familiarity with silica abrasives, surfactants, corrosion, surface chemistry, and electrochemistry are desired.</li> <li>Experience with the semiconductor industry (FEOL/MOL/BEOL), polishing and metrology tools, CMP slurries, and abrasive particles used in CMP slurries is a plus.</li> <li>Highly self-motivated, creative individual with a passion for research and development leading to high-impact practical applications products for the semiconductor industry.</li> <li>Fast learning capability for the new challenges</li> <li>Excellent communication, data collection, time management and organizational skills required.</li> <li>Proficiency in office software such as MS Excel, Word, PPT and Outlook required. DOE experience and JMP proficiency preferred.</li> <li>Must be highly organized and have ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.</li> <li>Must be able to communicate and work well with other professionals in a team environment.</li> <li>Must have ability to work extensively in lab environment and direct technicians to support project needs in an efficient manner.</li> <li>Job may require standing and working in the lab for substantial parts of some days.</li> <li>Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.</li> <li>This is a safety-sensitive position that requires candidates to successfully pass a post-offer drug screening prior to employment. One of the essential job functions is the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>MENTAL &amp; EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Resilience -</strong> Adapting well in the face of workplace stressors, the ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress and conflict situations, the ability to remain poised under all circumstances, the ability to maintain regular attendance and be punctual.</li> <li><strong>Communication -</strong> The ability to successfully and professionally express and exchange&nbsp;ideas&nbsp;and meanings with all levels of employees in the organization, the ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals including customers/clients, the ability to work as an integral part of a team, ability to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.</li> <li><strong>Reasoning and decision-making -</strong> The ability to understand, remember and follow verbal and written instructions, the ability to reason logically and make sound decisions.</li> <li><strong>Comprehension -</strong> The ability to complete tasks without direct supervision, the ability to simultaneously address multiple complete problems.</li> <li><strong>Organizational skills -</strong> Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, the ability to work and sustain attention with distractions and interruptions, the ability to perform in situations requiring speed, deadlines or productivity quotas.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="normaltextrun"><strong>FUJIFILM Electronics Materials, U.S.A.,</strong></span><span class="normaltextrun"> Inc., is part of the Fujifilm family &ndash; a company that has been evolving and transforming for more than 85 years. Fujifilm is focused on four strategic business areas: <em>Advanced materials</em>, including electronic materials for semiconductor manufacturing; <em>Imaging</em>; <em>Healthcare</em>; and products and services to support <em>Business Innovatio</em>n. As a global company, Fujifilm has revenues of $21 billion, with 310 group companies and 73,275 employees worldwide.</span></p>