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AFM Development Engineer

Rotterdam, Netherlands

At S[&]T we are specialized in R&D solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house at S[&]T.  

We are currently looking for a AFM Development Engineer located in Rotterdam together with our client in the High Tech R&D industry.

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Your role

Our client brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop a revolutionary high throughput atomic force microscopy (AFM) system, enabling atom-scale resolution 3D metrology at industry-level throughput. Our client designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced metrology machines.

As an As Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Specialist you will be involved in the development and verification of novel AFM imaging techniques for applications in semiconductor metrology.

By extensive theoretical analysis and experimental work on our AFM tools, you show how the applications can solve challenges of our customers. For this you will apply your experience and knowledge about the physics of tip-sample interaction, dynamics of the AFM cantilever, optical beam deflection, control loop of AFM, various scanning modes and be inventive and passionate to make an AFM tool to image and measure challenging silicon wafers on the edge of performance in a repeatable and reliable way.
You will be also extensively learning from the Development & Engineering team to get all the great experience that our client has in-house. In order to do that, you need to be a fan of AFM technology itself and an enthusiast of doing challenging AFM measurements, have excellent problem analysis and communication skills.

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Your profile

We are looking for an AFM Specialist with at least 5 years of experience as an AFM measurement expert, preferably focused in high resolution or high-speed AFM measurements and mechatronics. Experience in the field of semiconductor equipment preferred but not necessary.

Furthermore, you need to recognize yourself in the profile and requirement as described below:

- A Masters in Mechanical Engineering,
Mechatronics, Physics or Electrical Engineering
with an emphasis on mechatronic systems;
(preferred) / mechanics / kinematics /
dynamics /opto-mechanics is required or
equivalent experience;
- Extensive experience in AFM measurement on
commercial tools, trackable by scientific
publications / Application notes preferably in
field of AFM sub-nanometer metrology and
mechatronics;
- Deep understanding of AFM probe-sample
interaction, sources of measurements artifacts,
approach for tuning of AFM control loop and all
necessary AFM calibrations;
- Created models or simulations to analyze
expected AFM performance;
- Prepared written technical reports on an
independent basis;
- Experience in the design and realization of
AFM-based test setups, in the design and
execution of complex experiments with
modifying commercial AFM in terms of
electronics/mechanics/optical/software;
- Experience in the following areas is required:
sub-nanometer AFM metrology / tuning for
closed loop control of AFM, MATLAB / Simulink
or other simulation environment, AFM data
postprocessing;

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Who are you?

- A real team player with strong interpersonal
skills and a quality orientation:
- Passionate to make extremely challenging AFM
applications possible and reproducible;
- You are quickly up to speed in all the technical
knowledge from documentation and on-the-job
training;
- A real investor! You are capable of thoroughly
investigating technical issues (analytically and
hands-on in a lab);
- Critical about details and work very secure;
- Strong written and oral communication skills
and commitment to achieving results on time;
You have a good command of the English
language, both written and spoken.

Intrested ?

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter directly through our website! Kindly note that acquisition from third parties (e.g. agencies) based on this vacancy is not welcome.

Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days from your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, have not been able to reject your application in person.

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Please note that if you do not hear back from us within 10 days about your application, you may assume that we have selected another candidate we would like to interview for this position. We do our best to get back to you individually, however, due to a high volume in response, have not been able to reject your application in person.