Asahi Kasei
  • Crystal IS
  • Green Island, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Overview

Crystal IS Inc. has developed new materials that can be used to create high performance Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes (UV-LEDs). Our unique technology allows us to produce UV-LEDs with unsurpassed performance within the optimum wavelength range for germicidal disinfection and instrumentation application. Commercially viable UV-LEDs will open new markets in water disinfection and bring a safe, environmentally friendly source of water to more people. We are actively seeking to hire a Manager of Crystal Growth R&D.

We are looking to identify and hire an exceptional individual who will report to the Director of Substrate R&D and help build a world class R&D team and develop the best AlN technology

Main Responsibilities

  • Effectively use project management skills to lead AlN crystal growth technology development. Define, plan and coordinate R&D deliverables, and periodically communicate the progress
  • Manage the Crystal Growth R&D team including providing work directions to engineers, scientists and technicians on the team
  • Engage with internal customers and key stakeholders to gain insights into connection between device performance and substrate quality and connection between device cost and substrate cost, and gain feedback regarding proposed technology improvements
  • Support production in problem solving and maintain a collaborative relationship with processing engineering and operation teams
  • Participate in the formation of substrate technology roadmap
  • Actively contribute toward strengthening IP portfolio
  • Stay connected with the external community to obtain and maintain knowledge of state of art technologies
  • Actively promote the company's safety policy and manage crystal growth R&D in adherence to the policy



  • Master degree in engineering or science; advanced graduate degree or MBA would be preferred.
  • A minimum of six years of experience with at least three years of experience leading engineering projects
  • Previous supervisory responsibility
  • Familiarity with PVT crystal growth preferred
  • Must be very customer (internal and external) focused and results driven
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, developing/giving presentations)
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