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Principal Scientist - Source Technology

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


Provide technical lead for next generation source technology development, as needed for source subsystem design and development for next generation mask inspection systems. Will co-develop major subsystems design requirements and balance interactions while meeting overall source performance goals. Technically assess supplier's capability gaps and provide appropriate mitigation plans. Lead junior scientist and engineering resources (both internal and external) as needed for timely technology selection and subsystems development

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in physics or related field. Direct experience with source development.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 20 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 18 years of experience.
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 17 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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