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Senior Research Scientist – Ion Beam – Electron Beam Optics

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, 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 ideal candidate will Develop system level solutions, electronics and error budget analysis for an electron beam development program.  Included in this category are electron, and ion beam optics, electrical, mechanical, photonics, and physio-chemistry system design, development, and integration.

Candidate shall participate/lead design, simulations, error budget development and design review processes, design and execution of experiments, validation processes, and execution to the PLC protocol, including development risk identification, assessment, and mitigation.

Candidate shall produce sub-system specifications to meet the total tool performance requirements, support engineering staff in next level specification and test planning. Must be able to work within a small team environment, work with outside contractors, consultants, and participate in VOC/market validation efforts.

Provide effective presentation and written evaluations to internal customers to show capabilities of the product concept. Interface with customers to understand the requirement of their needs. Feedback on product performance and market gaps back to the marketing and engineering teams.  This candidate must work closely with other internal development programs within KLA.

Educational background in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Controls (SW)  Engineering, 

Familiarity with electron optics systems, wafer  transport and vacuum systems is a plus.

Thorough knowledge of systems engineering and having completed an e-beam product development cycle are needed

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, 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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