Epitaxy Engineer

Malibu, CA /
Science & Engineering - Sensors & Electronics Laboratory – Sensors & Electronics /
/ On-site
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

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. 
Required Skills
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. History of demonstrated technical innovation is desirable. Training in safe-handling of laboratory chemicals is a plus. 
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. 

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

Physical 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.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $104,000 - $174,000 + bonus + benefits.
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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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