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R&D Chemist III

Business Unit:  Semiconductor & Assembly Solutions
Division:  SAS R&D


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.


Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to drive the development of innovative, differentiated, and high-performance materials for the Semiconductor Assembly product lines comprised of polymer, organic flux, soldering and sintering technologies.  The candidate will be responsible by developing new products, material testing strategies/protocols, formulations and modifying/optimizing existing products.  In this role, the candidate will work closely with scientists, product managers, application, and marketing managers globally to execute product roadmaps and strategies in existing and adjacent markets that drive growth




  • Hold self to the highest standards on safety. We are committed to building a strong safety culture in all laboratory and related activities. 
  • Material characterization and formulation; polymer chemistries, resin technology, epoxy polymers and resins. Applications for thermal management, structural assembly, electronic protection, semiconductor packaging. IP landscaping. 
  • Possess good synthesis background of monomers especially thermoset materials such as polyester, epoxies, and polyimides.  
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the patent and literature for new resin systems, chemistry, and polymers across related technology areas.  
  • Deliver presentations/reports that distill complex ideas into precise results and proposals; communicate appropriately to influence internal and external audiences. 
  • Actively participate in workgroup team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem-solving, and other workgroups, departments, and active topics.

Qualifications and Experience


  •  MS degree+ 5 years or PhD degree in chemistry, organic chemistry, Polymer/material science, or related field. 3+ years technical research experience in polymer science/resin rechnology. 
  •  3+ years of experience in semiconductor assembly technology, must be familiar in materials packaging and joining technology, in addition to, the field of materials application and testing know-how.
  •  Knowledge of the fundamentals of both physical and chemical analysis.
  •  Background in assembly equipments, R&D instrumental labs, and working in a research laboratory are preferred.
  •  Able to work independently as well as in groups.
  •  Organized, self-motivated, and action-oriented, with the ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and opportunities.
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills; convey technical information effectively and concisely to engineering, sales, technicians, etc.

MacDermid is an E-Verify Company and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. "Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark