Career Opportunity - Senior Glass Chemist/Electronic Materials

Position: Senior Glass Chemist/Electronic Materials Location: Carlstadt, NJ Relocation Package Available
POSITION SUMMARY - Under the direction of the Director of the
Electronic Materials team, the Senior Glass Chemist is responsible for leading the identification and development of specialty glass frit and ceramic materials for Electronic Materials applications and Photovoltaics in particular. The Chemist will leverage his/her understanding of glass/ceramic material compositions and properties to improve the performance of the inks developed by the Electronic Materials team such as photovoltaic metallization and diffusion pastes. This process is exercised through Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Design of Experiments (DoE), exploratory research and requires cumulative experience, creativity, and precision judgment. A minimum of supervision is given, as the job assumes an in-depth knowledge of the synthetic, process and/or formulation chemistry related to glass and ceramic materials. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES •    Leads assigned projects to successful completion. •    Supports the Electronic Materials team in the area of glass frit and ceramic material chemistry to help improve Sun’s metallization pastes performance. •    Establish structure-properties relationships in order to help improve electrical performance. Organize the analysis and benchmarking of commercial glass frit materials and select materials for optimum performance in the application. •    Researches and develops new glass frit compositions through experimentation and/or computer simulation work and introduces new raw materials. •    Uses DfSS methodology and tools to develop robust products and processes. •    Documents assigned projects and hours in SunGPM and ensures project milestones are achieved in a timely manner. •    Researches and develops existing materials, formulations and processes for the purpose of improving performance, cost, or quality. •    Organizes performance/application testing for the products under development. •    Supports pilot plant scale-up and production trials in order to translate new materials, compositions or processes from the R&D lab to pilot plant and manufacturing. •    As required by the project, works closely with partner companies to advance the development of product(s) and/or processes. •    Works with vendors, tollers, raw materials and equipment suppliers in order to advance the project and optimize Sun’s cost position. •    Publishes reports and/or presentations at regular intervals on assigned work projects. Documents experimental work in a lab notebook using best practices to ensure that notebook may be used. •    Analyze the IP landscape and protect new developments by filing invention disclosures/patents. •    Researches and analyzes open literature and patents related to the products or processes related to the assigned projects, and identify patent opportunities. •    Ensures that requirements for ISO certification are met in lab operation and experimental notebook. •    Follows the Chemical Hygiene and looks for Safety improvements. Maintains a clean, safe work area and coordinates repair of equipment as applicable. •    Support technology leader in providing regular project updates and developing presentation material for leadership and strategic review meetings. •    Support the technical team to develop photovoltaic paste with improved performance. Help control the cost of glass frit materials in the formulation and secure supply sources QUALIFICATIONS •    Strong Project Management skills •    Good presentation skills •    Ability to interface with customers to capture VoC •    Strong analytical skills and creativity •    Proven knowledge of glass frit and ceramic materials chemistry for Electronic Materials applications. •    Experience in photovoltaic glass frit development •    Ability to scale-up product to pilot and production scale •    Six Sigma GB or BB training is preferred •    Experience in DoE and Measurement System Analysis •    Ability to prioritize tasks and develop/follow milestone plan •    Understanding of Intellectual Property processes •    Expertise in public and patent literature searching •    Ability to work effectively with a cross-functional team
•    Ph.D. in Inorganic, Ceramic Materials or related Chemistry field. Candidates with a MS Degree with extensive experience (10+ years) and a proven track record may be considered. •    5+ yrs of industrial R&D experience in glass/ceramic material development for Electronic Materials. •    Specific experience in glass frit development for photovoltaics is strongly preferred.
To apply for this position, e-mail resume to Debi Pettigrew, Recruiting Connections of Management Recruiters of Melbourne (321) 951-7644, Ext. 3199
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