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R&D Senior Scientist


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R&D Senior Scientist, Thin Films Solutions Technology, Semiconductor Solutions, EMD Electronics

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan


A senior scientist position in the Thin Film Solutions (TFS) Technology team to develop Atomic Layer and Chemical Vapor Deposition (ALD/CVD) processes for use in the semiconductor industry and establish a strong differentiated market position for new precursors used in these processes. This person is expected to interact with customer (in-person or remote) on complex technical topics, present technical reports, and understand customer’s true needs. Demonstrate attention to detail and drive technical projects to meet customer needs.

In this role, you are expected to troubleshoot variety of complex problems, interpret noisy data, and perform root cause analysis. Maintain & manage an application lab for safe operation and plan activities as per aligned priorities with limited supervision.

Key aspects of the position are as follows:


    • Hands on experience in ALD/CVD depositions of the novel precursors & co-reactants and of ALD equipment operation, troubleshooting, & maintenance
    • Design, collect and analyze data and compile technical reports for internal and external reviews. Provide technical support to internal and external customers
    • Connect process conditions, physical characterization, and chemistry towards understanding of mechanisms
    • Engage with customers to resolve variety of difficult application / process development challenges/issues in a timely fashion with minimum supervision.
    • Identify, select, and work with vendors & suppliers as needed to maintain application lab equipment in operation with minimum downtime, within safety guidelines
    • Responsible for lab safety, conducting hazard analysis, support of safety audits & documentation
    • Self-motivated, results-oriented with high commitment to work quality in a fast-paced environment. Good Project Management skills
    • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
    • Support marketing with technology assessments and customer and industry trends. Feed back to the technology team the future trends/requirements at the customers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related science or engineering discipline. PhD preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in semiconductor process development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent English communication skill (oral and written)
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems and provide robust solutions based on solid technical background
  • Experience developing patentable technology and working with customers (domestic and international) and with marketing professionals.
  • Experience working with customers and good customer-oriented attitude required
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines with limited supervision
  • Experience with precursor selection or design for ALD or ALE processing; Experience with oxide, nitride, and metal ALD deposition
  • Working knowledge of common thin-film characterization techniques including: XRR, XRD, XRF, SEM, TEM, Ellipsometry, Auger, SIMS, RBS, XPS
  • Global cultural awareness, enthusiastic and with high bias for action


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!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  219825
Location:  Kaohsiung
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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