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Danaher Corporation Principal Scientist, Microelectronics Technology in Cortland, New York

Find what drives you on a team with a more than 70-year history of discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our products serve a wide range of markets, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. For the exponentially curious, Pall is a place you can thrive and amplify your impact on the world.

Pall is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Pall Corporation is seeking a creative and results-oriented chemist as a Principal Scientist with a passion for photolithography, polymer chemistry and membrane science to join our R&D team in Port Washington, NY! This is an excellent career opportunity to take an active role in discovering and developing next-generation porous filters tailored for semiconductor fabrication processes and contributing to our fast-growing microelectronics business segment.

Your Role as Principal Scientist, Microelectronics Technology:

Conducts Research and engages in New Product Development (NPD) of advanced filtration projects independent of direct supervision. Provides R&D leadership within the group and cross-functionally as needed to drive innovation. Supports NPD roadmap using application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs. Role is a member of our growing R&D team at the Filter Development Center of Excellence for Microelectronics. Goal is to develop state-of-the-art filtration, purification and separation products and processes for innovative semiconductor markets in photolithography applications.

  • Engage in product and process development for filter products targeting semiconductor photolithography applications including: chemically amplified, EUV, and MOF resists.

  • Engage and collaborate with key leaders across our organization to establish and drive a path for defect control solutions for ground breaking lithography applications.

  • Strengthen and be a factor in Pall Microelectronics IP with innovation and findings to enable next generation chip manufacturing technologies.

  • Maintains collaborations with other research and academic entities that enable breakthrough innovation.

  • Utilizes sound fundamentals like Design of Experiments (DOE).

  • Communicates clearly to leadership, team members, and other key partners.

  • Works with global R&D and engineering teams by sharing resources and overcoming cultural and language barriers.

  • Requires 10% travel both nationally and internationally.

Qualifications - Required

  • Chemistry focused BS in Science or Engineering (MS or PhD highly preferred) with at least 8 years of R&D or product development experience is required.

Qualifications - Highly Preferred

  • Knowledge of progressive semiconductor wafer fabrication processes related to photolithography.

  • Demonstrated expertise in polymer chemistry with preference on post-functionalization experience. Expertise in photochemistry.

  • Good understanding of in-line yield and wafer inspection metrology.

  • Knowledge of Filter Design, Fluid dynamics, Chemical and Hydromechanics, advanced membrane technology and exposure to surface modification of inorganic or organic substrates.

  • Familiarity with a range of analytical techniques to analyze and quantify very small quantities of organic and inorganic chemical impurities related to on-wafer defects.

  • Experience with process optimization using DOE and process scale-up.


  • Leadership: ability to influence decision-making with or without authority, facilitate groups with different perspectives and bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build positive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), strong listening skills, able to present complex or new insights with clarity and simplicity.

  • Teamwork: collaborate effectively in the spirit of common objectives.

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and focused methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.