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Experience level: Mid-senior Experience required: 5 Years Education level: Doctorate Job function: Research Industry: Chemicals Compensation: View salary Total position: 1 Relocation assistance: Yes Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
Job Description

The Electronic & Industrial Finishing Business develops novel Connector, IC Substrate/Lead Frame, Passives, and Plastic metallization solutions serving automotive, telecom, data center, consumer, and other electronics end markets. This position in the Electronic & Industrial Finishing R&D Group will focus on the development and commercialization of novel metallization chemistries and processes that deliver industry-leading solutions that enable enhanced performance and functionality.

The Applications Leader will be responsible for leading a group of talented Scientists and Engineers focused on the development and successful implementation of our advanced metallization solutions. This role requires close collaboration with Commercial, Marketing, and project management functions to successfully deliver market-leading technology solutions. Close customer engagement and product promotion is expected to secure successful product installations and confirm critical to market technical requirements.


Lead and motivate a team of scientists and engineers, establish a culture of safety, trust and accountability while meeting the speed to market demands.

Research and develop new products and processes and evaluate new opportunities/platforms.

Lead a project team through product ideation to successful commercialization.

Gather insight from customers and end users on emerging industry technology trends to validate product development priorities.

Recognize emerging trends by close collaboration with customers to validate new market opportunities and define critical deliverables for new products.

Assess new applications for our existing product portfolio.

Understand metallization processes and applications.

Represent the business at technical trade shows and conferences and effectively promote new products, DuPont capability, and identify emerging technology synergies

Be motivated to learn new technology and communicate their understanding effectively to the organization and their team.

Actively manage multiple value chain customer engagements, while working alongside technical, marketing, and commercial partners.

Support product development and customer troubleshooting as part of maintaining portfolio health.


PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related field

Masterís degree with industry experience would be considered

Strong background in problem solving, using multiple analytical procedures to identify and characterize product development barriers.

Previous people leadership experience is highly desirable.

Effective verbal and written communication to team members and management on all aspects of program activity. Demonstrated ability to make clear, persuasive, concise, and well-organized oral presentations

Highly motivated and self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with employees at all levels in the organization.

Knowledge of metallization, electronic component manufacture, or experience in the design, fabrication, specification, or reliability of electronic components is preferred.

Experience with product commercialization framework (PCF) or other product development stage gate processes is highly desirable.

Travel Expectations:

Position may require up to 20% travel to customer facilities and international locations.

jonathan thompson
San Diego, CA 92126

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