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Thin Film Characterization and Epitaxial Growth Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #231
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Education desired
Master/Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or similar field with an emphasis on epitaxial growth and materials characterization.

Essential job functions:

Candidate must have hands-on semiconductor wafer characterization and wafer handling experience. Must be able to work closely with senior technical staff to perform experiments, document experimental findings. Collect and analyze experimental data. Drive research and development projects on thin film materials characterization. As a member of HRL technical staff, the candidate will design and execute experiments, analyze results and disseminate information effectively through discussion, reports and presentations. The ability to deliver results as both an individual contributor and as a team member is essential.

Experience desired
The ideal candidate for this position has a combined 1-3 years of experience in thin film characterization and epitaxial growth at the graduate school or professional level. Experience with thin film materials characterization techniques including X-ray (XRR, XRD, GIXRD, etc), AFM, SRP and SIMS is a must. Familiarity with materials characterization techniques such as VPD, STEM (AC & HAADF), APT, and ellipsometry is a plus. Experience with either MBE or CVD growth techniques is desired. Experience with transport characterization is a plus. History of demonstrated technical innovation is desirable. Training in safe-handling of laboratory chemicals is a plus. Experience with data analysis software such as Matlab, Mathematica, Igor, or JMP is a plus. Familiarity with statistical process control (SPC) and database tools is a plus.

Knowledge desired
Knowledge of thin film metrology techniques and interpretation of the measurement data is essential. Semiconductor materials physics and growth techniques, as well as the ability to relate basic material and physical characteristics to device performance is desirable. Knowledge of design of experiment techniques and of statistical methods for analyzing and correlating experimental data with measured data is desirable. Knowledge of safe handling of chemicals and processing equipment in modern semiconductor labs is desirable. 

Essential Physical/Mental requirements: Must be able to work safely in laboratory settings including semiconductor processing and materials growth areas and clean room facilities.
Special requirements: U.S. citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA