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Research Co-Op/Intern

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.

United States, NY, East Syracuse
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Job Description

This role is within the Research department and will be responsible for assisting the current research staff in day-to-day tasks of designing, running, and analyzing results of experiments as the team tests new concepts and theories for the advancement of INFICON’s sensors 

Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:
•    Support and troubleshoot research tasks and topics 
•    Collect, analyze and provide insight on data from experiments 
•    Involved in the design and development of prototypes for testing of concepts


  • Active student with two or more years of physics, chemistry, material science, engineering, or relevant course work 
  • Must be able to work well in cross-functional teams and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have passion, self-motivated, great attention to detail, ability to multitask, and enthusiasm for learning
  • Must be able to work in an organized manner with guidance from mentor
  • Must be able to do data analysis, graphing, summarize results, and write a report


  • Knowledge in ionization theory and methods
  • Knowledge on vacuum technology equipment, measurement and applications
  • Knowledge or practical experience in mass spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and/or optical based measurement, sensors and instrument
  • Knowledge of laser sources, optics, and systems
  • Able to perform literature research and provide insight on relevant topics

Additional Information

For New York, the expected salary range for this position is between $20.00 and $26.00 per hour. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law.

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 compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time, 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. 

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