Newark, Delaware

Company presentation
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients.

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide's ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long-term performance and contribute to sustainability.

Entity and activity description
Innovation enables Air Liquide to open up new markets, develop its industry and create new solutions for its customers. Research and Development, the driver of innovation, contributes to the development of technologies and processes that open up new prospects and strengthens the Group's competitive position.

The Air Liquide R&D network is made up of 8 research centers spread over 3 continents. Overall, there are 1000 researchers of more than 35 nationalities developing innovations in the areas of industry, environment, healthcare and electronics.

You will be part of the Analysis & Fine Chemistry group at the Innovation Campus Delaware (ICD) (a Corporate R&D Center) located in Newark, Delaware. The group research activities focuses on Semiconductor material development and supports AL Electronics businesses. Material development comprises of (1) design, synthesis, characterization electronic materials, (2) development of Atomic layer deposition processes for Air Liquide precursors and (3) design, characterization and development of various etching processes for Etchants and (4) design, characterization and development of various Spin on deposition formulas and processes..

The Analysis and Fine Chemistry team is 16 researchers of a variety of nationalities: US, India, China, Taiwan, Italy. The primary language spoken is English.

Missions and Responsibilities
Objective: To be part of the deposition team working in close collaboration with team members to support customer and partner projects in finding solution for advance technological nodes for semiconductor applications for logic /or memory devices.
  • Understand safety elements and handling of chemicals. Be proactive in learning new elements during internal trainings.
  • Run ALD or CVD process (after trainings) independently, lead project, identify problems and propose solutions to problems, troubleshoot as needed with self initiative or with support from mentor.
  • Be through with data analysis and generate reproducible data sets.
  • Present results during weekly sub-group meetings, at least once in group meeting and once at end of VIE program to center.
  • Present results to business partners from time to time to update progress on the project.
  • Perform literature and patent searches during the life of project.
  • Contribute by writing internal technical research reports to capture results from the project and present results during internal scientific review and patents to capture know-how.
  • Establish a reputation for quality and timeliness of technical communications.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary and international team including internal and external partners.
  • Manage technical communication between R&D, outside partners and Air Liquide partners.
  • Manage technology transfer to R&D, partners and other Air Liquide entities.

Competencies and Profile
Candidates should have a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or Electronics or Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or a related field. A strong background in Chemistry and/or electronics (Semiconductor) is desired, including knowledge and experience in such areas as chemistry and semiconductor process.

Candidate should be able to work independently (after on-boarding and project trainings), understand clearly expectation of internal or external customers needs and translate into project tasks and delivery results in timely manner. Independent working habits, excellent communication skills with strong team attitude are highly desirable.

English fluency is a must.

Additional information
Position based in Neward, Delaware, USA for a period of 18 months.

Position open only for candidates eligible to the VIE program. Therefore, only the applicants meeting the requirements of the French V.I.E program will be taken into consideration. Please visit this website for more information about these requirements:
https://mon-vie-via.businessfrance.fr/en/what-is-the-vie-french-international-internship-program

The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary, which depends on the host country.

Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: https://mon-vie-via.businessfrance.fr/en

Newark, Delaware

Air Liquide is a global leader, constantly striving to stay on top in a fast paced, high-tech industry. Our careers provide you with an immediate opportunity to contribute. We give you the responsibility to find customer solutions and the autonomy needed to get things done. The diversity of our businesses and our worldwide operations mean a career at Air Liquide can take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Air Liquide Group relies on the skills and commitment of over 43,000 people throughout the world with a broad range of responsibilities in a variety of industries. It is through their efforts that we have become a world leader in industrial and medical gases with a reputation for excellence.


The diversity of our employees is a driving force behind our success. Present in over 75 countries, our people are a mixture or gender, race, culture, nationality, education and professional experience. Their combined competencies allow us to capitalize on fast changing opportunities worldwide.

One of Air Liquide's strategic themes is developing our talents. Recruiting, training, mobility...more competent and motivated teams are and will continue to be one of the foundations of Air Liquide's growth and leadership.

Our Career Philosophy

At Air Liquide we trust in the initiative of our people. We believe our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve our performance. We give people responsibility and trust them to get the job done. The link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract the best people. To do so, Air Liquide must be a great place to work. Our mission is to ensure this is the case.

A career at Air Liquide means the opportunity to explore many different types of work all over the world while remaining within the same company. It means being part of a company heavily invested in your development—your success drives ours and we prepare you to succeed. It also means working for a company that believes your success is dependent on a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.

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