Berkeley Lab's Material Sciences Division has an opening for a EUV Microscopy Research Scientist. Located in the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) this position will report to the CXRO Director. The role of this position is to serve as lead scientist for the CXRO EUV mask research and development beamline and instrument referred to as SHARP. This is a high-visibility project within the photolithography/EUV. This position will engage in collaborations with leading researchers in semiconductor companies, and help set the direction for future EUV mask imaging research. The incumbent will be responsible for microscope operation, management of an active user program, data analysis, experiment planning and coordination, and communication. This position will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the instrument and techniques ensuring the facility maintains a world leading position in terms of relevance and productivity. Finally, this position is responsible for scientific outreach and knowledge transfer in the form of conference presentations and publications.
What You Will Do:
Development of EUV microscopy instrumentation and techniques.
Serve as lead scientist/operator supporting a user program on the CXRO EUV mask microscopy beamline and endstation. This will include supporting an international user base, training users when necessary, and training supporting operators.
Planning and executing original experiments, including development of new EUV microscopy techniques.
Perform maintenance and upgrades to experimental systems.
Participate in the development and improvement of beamline optical systems.
Share responsibility for the high value measurement samples during measurement and for the reporting and archiving of results.
Support research collaborations with CXRO and campus post-doctoral fellow and students.
Support CXRO proposal development needs.
Support general CXRO instrument development needs.
Support CXRO scientific outreach and communications goals such as conference presentations and publications.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Optics, or Electrical / Optical Engineering, or overall equivalent experience.
Demonstrated expertise performing accurate physical measurements.
Demonstrated capability to operate and develop synchrotron-based microscopy instrumentation.
Demonstrated capability to investigate and implement new imaging and metrology techniques using innovative concepts.
Demonstrated capability to assess and maintain complex experimental systems, to achieve high availability and uptime.
Demonstrated experience managing a user program.
Demonstrated expertise in microscopy image analysis.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work within a large multi-disciplinary team.
Solid understanding of coherence and diffractive optical systems
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Prior experience in in Lithography
Demonstrated proficiency in lithography modeling
Demonstrated proficiency in optical design software packages
High proficiency writing IDL, MATLAB, or equivalent software for data analysis
Demonstrated experience to high-vacuum experimental systems
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 7, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Work Schedule: Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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