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Materials Research Engineer

Company: Intel
Location: Topeka
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, with world class supply chain and facilities support.
Employees in the Technology Development group are part of a worldwide network of design, research, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore's Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth. Within our Technology Development group, the Components Research (CR) group's mission is to invent and demonstrate revolutionary process and packaging technologies that enable Intel's product leadership.
The Intel Components Research group is seeking a Materials Research Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will be expected to:



  • Demonstrate a safety-first attitude in all types and phases of work


  • Be responsible for the development of materials to meet program needs - often on short timelines with limited resources:o Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the electroplating deposition, including growth mechanisms and the impact of additives on the process.o Be proficient with standard semiconductor measurement techniques (AFM, ellipsometry, optical profilometry, SEM, SIMS, XPS, XRD, XRF, XRR etc.) needed to quantify material properties and discriminate between varying process inputs.o Be an expert in experimental design and interpretation.o Ability to make well-reasoned decisions with limited data.


  • Engage semiconductor tool and material ecosystems to drive key engagements in support of Components Research programs.


  • Be an active member of Components Research's external engagements team, engaging with universities, national labs, semiconductor consortia and vendors to identify and establish new research opportunities.


    The candidate will be expected to role model Intel cultural attributes and exhibit the following behavioral traits:


    • Technical innovation and a drive to deliver results for complex, time critical technical projects.


    • Self-starter with dedication to continual learning.


    • Ability to contribute to fast moving teams with a wide variety of skills and personalities.


    • Attention to detail.


    • Excellent presentation skills.


    • Strong communication skills.


      This is an entry level position and compensation will be given accordingly.
      Qualifications
      You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Knowledge and/or experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.
      Minimum Qualifications:


      • PhD degree in Materials Science or Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.


      • Lead- and co-authored research publications in highly regarded, peer reviewed scientific journals and/or conferences.


      • 6+ months of experience with the following (having more than one will be preferred):- Developing/maintaining electroplating processes.- Developing/maintaining electroplating process hardware.- Materials selection to improve electroplating processes.- Application of critical analytical techniques to overcome process challenges.- Project development in a team environment.


        Preferred Qualifications:


        • Thorough understanding of how to monitor and control electroplating processes (thickness, particles, stress, resistivity, composition, uniformity across complex and varied structure etc.).Electrodeposition experience with dual-damascene and/or through silicon vias.


        • Working knowledge of standard semiconductor processes (PVD, etch, clean, CMP, lithography, etc.) and their interactions with electroplated films.


        • Ability to modify electroplating film properties to improve ease of integration.


        • Familiarity with electrical test metrics and integration schemes.


        • Experienced with automating common tasks within automation systems.


        • Previous experience in running vendor research collaborations.


        • Willingness to work in a flexible environment which will involve working from the fab, lab, office, home and from vendor sites as required.


        • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally


          Inside this Business Group
          As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore's Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.
          Covid Statement
          Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.
          Posting Statement
          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
          Benefits
          We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html
          Working Model
          This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

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