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Senior R&D Team Leader/ Patterning R&D EUV, Electronics (Shizuoka)


Work Your Magic with us!  


Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Everything we do in 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.



As a vibrant science and technology company, we believe in science as a force for good. We make a positive difference on millions of people´s lives every day.



Title: Senior R&D Team Leader

Location: Shizuoka, Japan

DepartmentEL-FO-PRE Patterning R&D EUV Program

Report to: Head of Patterning R&D EUV Program

Direct reports: 2 + (TBC. Team size the role will manage : 9 FTE. Managing teams in Japan and the U.S.)


Your Role:  

The Senior R&D Team Leader will lead a team of curious scientists providing 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. 


The primary responsibility of this role is to oversee the development of advanced photoresists and related materials for EUV lithography, as well as their customization for specific applications, along with providing extensive customer support. The individual will play a crucial role in the New Product Introduction process, from demonstrating feasibility to transitioning into production, working closely with various functions. This position entails project management, leadership, and serving as a primary point of contact for management and colleagues in a global setting.


Responsibilities of an R&D Manager job also include:


  • Understand customer expectations for upcoming products.
  • Document all stages of research and development.
  • Establish testing procedures for assessing raw materials, in-process and finished products.
  • Oversee complex research projects, analyze outcomes and offer recommendations based on findings.
  • Establish project goals and priorities through collaboration with Marketing and Operations.
  • Assess project scope, monitor team metrics and objectives to ensure timely and budget-compliant completion.
  • Recruit and develop R&D personnel to improve employee performance and skills.
  • Attend industry conferences on relevant research topics.


This role may involve both domestic and international travel.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master or PhD degree preferably in Chemistry, Material Science, or other related science and engineering disciplines.
  • >5 years’ experience in formulation development or chemical synthesis.
  • Proven experience in a management role with ability to act at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Great problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle the ambiguity and the inherent uncertainties in advanced material development.
  • Strong partnering skills, with the ability to work across all levels of the organization and multiple countries, effectively collaborating with multiple stake holders.
  • Excellent people management skills to attract motivate and retain talent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Being able to work in a matrix environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Background in Organometallic Chemistry.
  • Experience in material design for advanced photoresists.
  • Familiar with cleanroom environment and semiconductor manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in material development utilizing digital tools is desired.


Recruiting contact: Fang Liu

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 and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


Job Requisition ID:  274907
Location:  Shizuoka
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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