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Danaher Corporation Principal Scientist, Wet Etch Chemist in Port Washington, New York

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

Your Role as Principal Scientist, Microelectronics Technology:

Conducts chemistry 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. Contributes to NPD roadmap using application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs. Role is a part of our growing R&D team at our Filter Development Center of Excellence for Microelectronics to develop state-of-the-art filtration, purification and separation products and processes for advanced semiconductor markets in wet etch processes.

  • Engage in product and process development for filter products targeting semiconductor wet etch filtration applications including: metal etch, CMP, oxide etch, nitride etch, and related processes.

  • Engage and collaborate with key leaders across our organization to establish and drive a path for defect control solutions for cutting edge semiconductor wet etch processes

  • Strengthen and contribute to 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 teams by overcoming cultural and language barriers

  • Uses global R&D and engineering resources in other time zones

  • Participates in teleconferences during off hours

  • Requires 10% travel both nationally and internationally


  • 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.

  • Experience in product development of electronic materials at OEMs or Material suppliers is highly preferred. Preference will be given for semiconductor wet etch related chemistry experience, including metal etch, CMP, oxide etch, nitride etch, and related processes. Exceptional inorganic chemistry and/or electrochemistry expertise related to the above may be substituted for experience in electronic materials and/or semiconductor processing.

  • 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 is highly desirable.


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

  • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build productive 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), extraordinarily good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity

  • Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others 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.

  • Drives Innovation and Growth

  • Leads Through DBS

  • Builds People, Teams, and Organizations

  • Acts with Integrity

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world-class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance. #LI-MBB1

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.

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