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DuPont Materials Scientist in Marlborough, Massachusetts

DuPont has an exciting and challenging opportunity within our Electronics and Industrial business for a Materials Scientist, located in Marlborough, MA.

This position in the Electronic and Industrial Finishing Applications Technology Group will focus on the development and improvement of chemistries and processes within the metallization research platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and development of new products, processes, and the evaluation of new opportunities/platforms.

  • Lead a project from conception through implementation and manufacturing.

  • Helps establish project plans, monitors performance according to plan and is accountable for delivering goals and objectives on targets.

  • May supervise or direct technicians or co-ops, or direct activities of a group.

  • Requires minimal supervision on assigned projects or programs.

  • Provides comprehensive analyses of technologies addressing all defined objectives within one or more projects in support of established Business Objectives.

  • Documents experimental plans and results; tracks project progress.

  • Technical presentations at company meetings, technical conferences, and customer/partner facilities.

  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness at the program level and is a vocal safety advocate in all operations at the department level.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement or business gains.

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Material Science (will also consider other disciplines with a demonstrated focus on materials research)

  • Experience with ceramics, metals, or other inorganic materials, particularly establishing structure-property relationships

  • Experience with a wide range of wet-chemical and analytical techniques such as synthesis of novel materials, SEM/EDS, and surface analysis methods

  • Experience with electronics is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze prior art and incorporate information and knowledge management tools and systems into work to maintain expert understanding of a technology/market area.

  • Effectively communicates (verbal and written) with team members and management on all aspects of program activity, including demonstrated ability to make clear, persuasive, concise, and well-organized oral presentations.

  • Must be able to work well in teams and to work independently with limited supervision.

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

  • Position may require some travel to international locations and customer facilities.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires a significant amount of both desk/computer and laboratory work, as well as the ability to work in a plant environment of varied temperatures and humidity.

Working Environment:

Work environment includes the laboratory, general office, and manufacturing plant. Daily contact with employees in other departments and regions is required.

Travel Expectations:

Position may require up to 10% travel to customer facilities and international locations.


  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance and shares company, business or functional success

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations

  • SGL 8-9

*Permanent work authorization in the U.S. is required for this position.

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