Sr. Synthetic Chemist

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Company Overview and Values

For 50 years, Entegris has been a provider of critical products and materials used in advanced high-technology manufacturing. These products and materials are often used to make the building blocks of many of the world's most complex microelectronic products, such as computers, mobile devices and phones, data storage components, televisions and monitors, and automobiles.


Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Entegris employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide, with roughly half employed in Asia-Pacific or Europe.


With research and development, customer service, analytical labs, and manufacturing in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe, Entegris supports customers around the globe as they take technology to the next level.


Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values:  


People and Teamwork

Accountability, Integrity and Trust                          

Creativity and Innovation



Entegris is seeking a Sr. Synthetic Chemist to support method development of precursors for CVD and ALD applications. This job requires experience synthesizing air-sensitive organometallic compounds, laboratory design/set-up/maintain and excellent communication skills. This position also requires direct interaction and leading development project with external customer and supporting technical requests from customers. The Chemist opportunity is located in our Suwon, Korea R&D facility.


  • Independently and/or under direction of the lead technologist, synthesize and purify air-sensitive organometallic/organosilane compounds for development of CVD/ALD precursors;
  • Specify and maintain/own large scale synthesis equipment as required (i.e. reactor, glove boxes); Support the installation and commissioning of new lab equipment
  • Document all experiments and results thoroughly;
  • Present technical data within the development group;
  • Conduct Thermal Stability testing of promising compounds;
  • Analyze compounds as needed (NMR, STA);
  • Fulfill R&D sample orders involving make, purity, container fill and shipment of air sensitive organometallic/organosilane compounds up to 5000g.
  • Participate in the scale-up of commercially attractive compounds


  • Bachelors or Master’s in Chemistry with 3 + years of experience (PhD preferred);
  • Demonstrated academic or industry experience in synthetic organometallic/organosilane techniques;
  • Experience handling air sensitive chemicals and reactions;
  • Experience in analysis (NMR, STA, GC-MS, ICP-MS, Karl-Fisher);
  • Past experience with hands-on experience managing lab operations, including supervision of personnel, creating and maintaining documentation (work instructions), and compliance with EH&S requirements is highly desirable.








At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.


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