Research & Development Scientist

Job Location: Tualatin
Department: Research & Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Reports To: Research & Development Manager
Job Status: Full Time
Amount of Travel Required: 3-5%

Fujimi develops, manufactures and sells abrasives and slurries that planarize a variety of substrates including leading edge semiconductor devices. The Research Scientist conducts independent research to provide a new product, process or technical advantage that allows Fujimi to expand in new market opportunities. The scientist will identify and solve gaps related to new or existing products and processes and identify technical advantages that Fujimi has in providing products or services in existing or new business opportunities.


  • Ability to generate innovative ideas and applying creative concepts to new products.
  • Diverse background in lapping and polishing substrates.
  • Results oriented with the ability to set goals and then plan and execute them in a timely manner.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute multiple and complex research projects.
  • Conduct experiments, instrumental analysis, interpret data, recommend and prepare statistical and narrative reports and report on findings.
  • Present research results for parent company and share input on proposals and ideas for products and other tasks for the R&D group.
  • Propose and support implementation of new R&D policies and procedures. Will support and conduct all raw material, in-process and finished product release testing requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Presentation Skills – Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Project Management – Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Research Skills – Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
  • Systems Analysis – Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required, Field of Study: Chemistry, Material Science, or other closely related field. (Ph.D. preferred)

Experience: 3 years of experience in research development preferably within the manufacturing industry. Familiar with CMP industry, formulating slurries and experience with ceramics preferred. Familiarity with polishing equipment, consumables and processes preferred.

Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, statistics software such as JMP.


Will frequently stand, walk, sit, manually manipulate, reach outward and/or above shoulders. May occasionally climb, squat or kneel, grasp items. Will occasionally lift/carry 10 pounds or less up to 50 pounds. Will occasionally push and/or pull 12 pounds or less. May occasionally push and/or pull up to 100 pounds with equipment.

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Safety Glasses, Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Respirator

Works primarily in a lab and office environment with occasional exposure to manufacturing and warehouse areas. Extended daily and weekly work hours. May require travel and occasional evening meetings.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job is no longer accepting applications.


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