Plasma Scientist/Thin Films Research

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Plasma Scientist/Thin Films Research

Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
A world leader in industrial research and development, Corning staunchly believes in change. We thrive on seeking new opportunities to make a difference for mankind and bringing them to life.
Our dedicated scientists conduct their research with the highest integrity, finely tuned processes and superb skill. Breakthroughs occur when our researchers leverage existing technologies across product lines or come as the result of a profound moment of inspiration or even as an unexpected, experimental outcome. That is when research is at its most exciting.
We do everything possible to sustain our culture of innovation. We continually invest in research and development to provide our scientists with the resources they need. This has enabled our scientific community to develop a unique ability to solve complex problems and maintain a keen focus on things that really matter -- technologies that improve our lives and change our world.
R&D is the foundation on which Corning’s history has been built, and we have no doubt it will lead us to future technological triumphs.
To know more about Corning's Science and Technology division, please visit the R&D website at:
Scope of Position:
Scientist in Thin Film Research contributing to projects in the TF&S portfolio – Obelix, HPD related, ALoT, SGI, etc…
Facilitate successful design and development for cutting edge research of new materials, systems, and structures, along with metrology.
Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design, execution and analysis of experiments within the Thin Film Research clean room facilities, utilizing the tool sets in the lab, which include lithography, deposition (PVD, CVD, PECVD), etch, Laser, and characterization tools.
  • Expected to develop new materials and processes and work with Equipment/Process team to design changes to process tools.
  • Expectations: Lead Stage 1 and early Stage 2 projects when appropriate.
  • Work closely with leadership, scientists and engineers to develop enabling technologies to solve significant challenges related to plasma processing and reactor
  • Diagnostics and materials characterization.

Travel requirements:

  • <15%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hr work week

Required Education:

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or equivalent

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 1-3
  • This person will have strong academic and experience in materials industry such as semiconductor, solar, MEMS, or related and adjacent industries.
  • Alternatively they will have been a part of a world class University program (post doctoral), government research lab, or industrial research environment.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated capability solving complex materials / process / equipment problems
  • Experience in fabrication and testing of semiconductor devices
  • Strong technical skills in thin film materials processing and characterization
  • Experience in developing research project plans
  • Thin Films research capabilities at the equipment/process/team have advanced to a significant degree requiring skills and expertise in designing/developing and integrating processes in an industrial research micro/nano-fabrication facility. This includes breadth of knowledge and experience from reactor design and novel process development to plasma spectroscopy to facilitate such development activity.
  • Such expertise encompasses deep and broad knowledge of vacuum/plasma processing, diagnostics, process integration, Statistical design and analysis of experiments (DOE), and hands-on capabilities with the equipment for purposes of Installing specialized hardware. This person will have strong academic and experience in an electronic materials industry such as semiconductor, solar, MEMS, or related industries. Alternatively they will have been a part of a world class University program (post doctoral), government research lab, or industrial research environment.

Desired Skills:
Any combination of 3 or more of the following

  • Thin film processing (physical and chemical vapor deposition); vacuum/plasma processing, diagnostics
  • Reactor design and construction experience
  • Hands-on vacuum/plasma reactor experience
  • Photolithography
  • Etching of thin films by wet and dry (plasma) techniques
  • Clean room protocols
  • Fabricating devices aimed a specific application

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Ability to develop concise, succinct representations of project goals, objectives, and status in written presentation and oral formats.
  • Wide range of interest in materials and applications
  • Work well with wide range of personalities – up, down and around

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