Scanning Probe Microscopy Researcher
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, operating for more than 20 years in project implementations and product developments where science and technology play an important role, building bridges from technical capabilities through to market-ready solutions.
We are currently looking for a Scanning Probe Microscopy Researcher located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, together with our partner in the Semicon- R&D industry.
As a Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Researcher you will perform SPM measurements to provide (parts of) proof of concepts of new and challenging SPM modes and techniques that allow us to comply with current and future customer demands. Your practical experience and skills in developing new modes and extending the possibilities of standard SPM techniques and methods allow you to define, build and operate challenging SPM setups successfully.
You will be part of a diverse research and development (R&D) team that brings together skills and expertise from different fields to allow for the development of SPM technology for some of the most demanding applications in the semiconductor industry. Together with application specialists, physics design engineers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers and software engineers you will analyze and predict customer needs, translate these to system requirements, create conceptual designs and build experimental setups to demonstrate feasibility of new aspects, and realize and experimentally characterize prototypes.
As an SPM Researcher, you will be responsible for the execution of SPM experiments and the implementation of ideas from other specialists within an SPM environment. Your skill and experience will allow you to assess the feasibility and difficulty of new design requests, execute alterations to the SPM setup and perform measurements in a timely manner. Moreover, you perform research on the latest developments in the field of SPM to keep up to date with the current state of technology and recognize new opportunities to meet (future) demands of our customers.
By performing literature reviews, internal reporting, and the filing of patents you contribute to the expansion and the strengthening of the knowledge leadership position in the field of SPM. Regarding our current products, you will be trusted to recommend design changes or substitution of materials when appropriate. You will also advise users of appropriate actions to correct malfunctions and may recommend changes in user procedures. In this role you will travel for about 5 percent of your time and you occasionally perform experiments outside office hours . You will report to the Team Lead R&D.
The SPM Researcher we seek ideally has at least 5 years of experience as an SPM operator and researcher in a working environment which, in terms of complexity, is in line with that of NFI. Experience in the field of semiconductor equipment is a plus.
Furthermore, you need to recognize yourself in the profile as described below. - A PhD in Mechanical Engineering,
Mechatronics, Physics or Electrical Engineering
with an emphasis on the use and development
of SPM techniques. - A second degree in Physics, Mathematics, or
other relevant disciplines is preferred. - Capable of designing and combining multiple
techniques and devices to construct complex
experimental SPM setups. - An understanding of the semiconductor
industry and the challenges this industry faces
in the area of nano-metrology and nano-
manufacturing. - Prepared written technical reports on an
- Experience in measurement analysis and
automation, both using standard SPM analysis
tools and the capability of adapting custom
scripts (Python) to tailor to specific
- Thrive in a flexible working environment. As a
young company in a fast-moving industry we
rely on highly motivated and self-steering
- You will work on multiple projects at a time,
were priorities can change depending on
changing deadlines and customer demands. As
such, you should be willing to occasionally work
outside of standard office hours.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary
engineering environment, with external
suppliers and co-developers, to ensure timely
realization of competitive, high precision,
complex components and assemblies.
- Be a demonstrated “team player” with strong
- A quality orientation shown by early
communication of issues so we can solve them
together, hence under promise and over deliver - - Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge
from documentation and on-the-job training,
and be capable of thoroughly investigating
technical issues both analytically as well as
hands-on in a lab or cleanroom environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
and a commitment to achieving results on time.
- You have a good command of the English
language, both written and spoken.
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