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Emerging Technologies Research Staff

Company: INFICON, Inc.
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:
INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. -These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.
Position Overview
INFICON's Research Group in Syracuse NY is seeking an individual to support research activities exploring spectral based and new sensing technologies to support emerging requirements from life sciences, medical, space, atmospheric, earth science and new sustainable energy applications. We are looking for researchers with both theoretical knowledge and hands on experience to be part of collaborative project teams supporting the INFICON innovation strategy

  • Conduct, develop, and execute tests and experiments with established methods and newly developed/novel techniques.
  • Collaborate on projects in a fast-paced, Agile environment.
  • Develop experiments to collect, process, and analyze datasets
  • Qualify and quantify performance of prototypes, both in the lab and in the field
  • Contribute novel sensor ideas and methods, aiding in the intellectual property strategy of INFICON
  • Take an active role in team work to overcome technical challenges
  • troubleshoot systems and test on a component level using complex tools

    Preferred Experience

    • PhD or equivalent with a background in one of the following areas:

      • Physics, Chemistry
      • Pharma/BioPharma, Biotechnology,
      • Nanotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics,

      • 3 years' work experience at -lab or industry designing, implementing and testing - sensors and instruments from the area - analytical techniques and instrumentation in one of the following areas:

        • Pharma, BioPharma, BioTechnology, Life Sciences, Industrial Chemistry , Physical-chemistry.
        • Mass Spectrometry, Optical Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry and Separation/Ionization Techniques (IMS, GC, LC, API, CI, ESI)
        • Applied Physics, Nano-Electro-Mechanical systems, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, NanoTechnology, Sensor Design, Chemical Sensing

          The ideal candidate will also have experience in at least one of the following:

          • Hands-on experience operating and maintaining pumping stations and test stands, residual gas analyzers and vacuum pressure gauges for testing
          • Ability to work on medium, high and ultra-high vacuum systems
          • Software programming experience for running experiments and tests (e.g. Python, LabVIEW, C++, etc)
          • Have same Electronics background and be mechanically inclined (capable to open, manipulate and modify CAD drawings)
          • Published papers for testing and analyzing sensor data
          • Experience with multivariate time series analysis and modeling techniques
          • Good delivery skills for oral presentations to colleagues and customers.
          • Experience documenting experiments
          • Working in cross-functional agile environments

            The ideal candidate most certainly will not possess all of the requirements and experience above, and INFICON encourages all who feel possess relevant knowledge coupled with applicable experience and a positive attitude to apply for consideration.
            INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience on going green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs. -
            INFICON's forward thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers a competitive salary, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement and more!
            • PHD or better in Electro-Optical Systems or related field
            • PHD or better in Mechanical Systems or related field
            • PHD or better in Biomedical Systems or related field
            • PHD or better in Analytical Chemistry or related field
            • PHD or better in Biotechnology or related field
            • PHD or better in Biochemistry or related field
            • PHD or better in Biomedical Engineering or related field
            • PHD or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field
            • PHD or better in Chemistry or related field
            • PHD or better in Physical Chemistry or related field
            • PHD or better in Physics or related fieldSkillsRequired
              • Data Analysis
              • Testing
              • Analytic/Problem Solving
              • Agile DevelopmentPreferred
                • Graphic Design
                • Attention to detail
                • Computer Skills
                • STEM Skills
                • Mechanical aptitude
                • DesignBehaviorsRequired
                  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject
                  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
                  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
                  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
                  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
                  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
                  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsRequired
                    • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
                    • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
                    • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
                    • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationPreferred
                      • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
                      • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of workEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: INFICON, Inc., Syracuse , Emerging Technologies Research Staff, IT / Software / Systems , Ithaca, New York

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