13 Jan, 2021

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Process Engineer

  • Merck
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Process Engineer   Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Your role:  In this role, you will work with other technology team members including materials scientists, device, process and electrical test engineers to solve time critical technology challenges and develop unique solutions for customers in collaborative development partnerships.


You will have the opportunity to

  • Drive improvements in ALD systems and process workflows (substrate treatments, post deposition anneals etc.) to enable reliable and efficient deposition of various materials with different target unit film material properties (crystallographic phase, resistivity, dielectric function etc.).
  • Work independently to develop ALD or ALE processes of various materials for use as functional/active layers in memory device stacks while interfacing with other team members/groups to utilize these layers in devices that meet or exceed customer specifications (e.g. J, EOT etc.).
  • Connect process conditions, physical characterization, and electrical response towards understanding of mechanisms.



Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Electrical Engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in ALD or ALE development, semiconductors or related field
  • 8+ years experience with atomic layer deposition (ALD) process development, Atomic Layer Etch (ALE) development, semiconductor materials design, physical and electrical characterization for advanced memory applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Electrical Engineering
  • Working experience with developing or characterizing interfaces and thin film stack interactions, emphasis on stacks deposited with ALD for memory applications.
  • Experience with precursor selection or design for ALD or ALE processing
  • Experience with both oxide, nitride, and metal ALD deposition
  • Experience with ALE process development
  • Familiarity with common thin-film characterization techniques including: XRR, XRD, XRF, SEM, TEM, Ellipsometry, Auger, SIMS, RBS, XPS
  • Ability to engage with customers on a highly technical basis
  • Background in materials development for advanced memory technology (DRAM, PCRAM, OTS etc.)
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented with high commitment to work quality in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems and provide robust solutions based on solid technical background


Job Requisition ID:  212036
Location:  San Jose
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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