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Epitaxial Growth Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #236
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: 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 be able to lead and drive creative research and development projects on epitaxial growth and 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. Candidate must be willing to take both a hands on approach to lab work as well as a supervisory role in team efforts.

Experience desired: The ideal candidate for this position has a combined 3-5 years of experience in epitaxial growth and thin film characterization at the graduate school, Post-Doctoral or professional level. Experience with either MBE or CVD growth techniques is required. Experience with thin film materials characterization techniques including X-ray (XRR, XRD, GIXRD, etc), AFM and SIMS is required. Familiarity with materials characterization techniques such as SRP, VPD, STEM (AC & HAADF), APT, and ellipsometry is desired. Experience with transport characterization is desired. Must have authored scientific publications and given technical presentations. Experience with data analysis software such as Matlab, Mathematica, Igor, or JMP is required. Familiarity with statistical process control (SPC) and database tools is desired. History of demonstrated technical innovation is desirable. Training in safe-handling of laboratory chemicals is a plus. 

Knowledge desired: In-depth knowledge of semiconductor materials physics and growth techniques, as well as the ability to relate basic material and physical characteristics to device performance is essential. Strong 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