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Senior Mass Spectrometry Scientist

Cortland, New York
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

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

The ideal candidate has graduate level experience in the design of mass spectrometers and similar elements such as ion guides and detectors.  The candidate has experience with ion optics design tools and high vacuum test apparatus.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated and has the desire to work both independently and in focused teams towards the development of new sensor products necessary to monitor and control gases and vapors of relevance to the semiconductor processing industry.

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree (PhD) in a physical science (e.g., Chemistry, Physics) or engineering required
  • Expert understanding of vacuum science 
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometers and experience with ion optics simulation is required.
  • Propose and demonstrate concepts to improve mass spectrometer performance.
  • Contribute novel sensor ideas and methods.
  • Identify customer needs and modify existing product or develop new measurement tools capable of meeting these needs
  • Analyze data 
  • Good delivery skills for oral presentations to colleagues and customers.
  • Experience documenting experiments
  • Ability to (1) to plan/schedule tasks (2) define hardware components, (3) interface with vendors, (4) perform data reduction and analysis, (5) document/report test results, and (6) deliver completed systems

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!

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available  here  and  here  to reaffirm this commitment. 



  • The ideal candidate would have 5-7 years experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The 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)

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  • Job Reference: 701068322-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: INFICON, Inc.
  • Location: Cortland, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent