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Senior R&D Scientist


A career with EMD Serono 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 Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 


Your Role:  


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:


Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.)


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 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!


If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit


If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, 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


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.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

Job Requisition ID:  245119
Location:  Branchburg
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model: 

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