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DuPont Synthetic Organic Chemist in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Synthetic Organic Chemist

DuPont has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Synthetic Organic Chemist in the Electronics & Imaging, Semiconductor Technologies Lithography group located in Marlborough, MA .

The Synthetic Chemist will be responsible for the design, synthesis, and analysis of new polymers and small molecules. This will include both new product innovation and optimization of existing product lines to capture new growth opportunities. The chemist will work closely with R&D formulation teams and development engineering for scale-up and manufacturing as we expand and grow our business. The chemistry within Semiconductor Technologies includes free radical polymerization; polyphenylene synthesis;, condensation and living anionic polymerizations; functionalized silsesquioxane synthesis; small molecule synthesis and purification; shelf life and stability studies; scale-up; and attention to detail for quality control and manufacturability around metals reduction and defectivity control.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis, design, and development of small molecules and/or polymers for semiconductor application

  • Application of knowledge in polymer structure-property relationships to design innovative new polymers, offering benefits in performance, cost, quality and sustainability

  • Participate in multifunctional teams to drive new product development from concept shaping and validation to scale-up and commercialization

  • Create and secure intellectual property for DuPont

  • Analysis of analytical and performance data

  • Organize and share data, write technical reports and presentations

  • Network within the DuPont organization and external networks to identify potential technology leads and new innovations for Semiconductor Technologies Lithography

Critical Success Factors:

  • Demonstrated record of achievement in technical role

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and define new approaches

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Business acumen

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Capable of performing in a fast paced, customer focused business unit


  • A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials/polymer science or related field

  • Excellent and diverse synthetic expertise

  • US Citizen or green card holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of safe laboratory practices and methodology

  • An understanding of polymer and small molecule design and synthesis with a proven track record of accomplishment is desirable. The position also requires an understanding of analytical methods including polymer and film characterization techniques (GPC, IR, NRM, MS, TGA, DSC, AFM, XRR, XPS, etc.).

SGL 8-9

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