- Surrey NanoSystems Ltd
- East Sussex
- Research Associate
- January 06, 2011
- March 07, 2011
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- Thin film polymer scientist
Science jobs from Surrey NanoSystems Ltd: job description
Surrey NanoSystems is an award winning Nanotechnology Company developing novel carbon nanotube and dielectric materials to improve the performance of next-generation semiconductor devices and display technologies. These devices include memory, logic, and other semiconductor products.
Our Carbon nanotube and thin film dielectric technologies are aimed at improving the performance in BEOL interconnect applications and barrier films in LCD/OLED displays. Currently we hold the lowest published substrate based growth temperature, for high quality carbon nanotubes grown in a commercially available process. This low temperature is one of the key features to successful integration of our hardware and process in high volume semiconductor manufacturing.
Surrey Nanosystems is a successful and financially stable, technology start up, working to a planned expansion program for scale up our production and research facilities in the south of England. As part of this planned expansion we require a talented and well motivated research scientist/engineer with 2+ years experience in a related field.
The candidate will be working as part of a small research team developing and characterizing polymer thin film materials.
Brief Job Description: PhD qualified process development engineer or research scientist. A minimum of 2 years experience gained in a commercial environment, and a background relating to CVD polymer deposition with a strong interest in materials characterization and process development.
You should be able to confidently demonstrate a good understanding of the following techniques:
• PECVD deposition of thin film C-H based materials
• In depth understanding of Polymer chemistry in bulk and thin films
• Plasma CVD deposition systems used in silicon processing
• FTIR and Raman characterization of polymer materials
• Electrical characterization of dielectrics by EIS, C-V and I-V methods
• Good working knowledge of spectroscopic and SWL ellipsometer, AFM, E-SEM and step profiler characterization techniques
• Mechanical characterization of thin films, stress, young’s modulus and hardness
• General Vacuum deposition techniques
The ideal candidate should also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Excellent report writing with good verbal communication skills on technical subjects
• Well motivated and able to work to tight deadlines
• Able to formulate and use DOEs to understand, confirm and improve results
• Capable of working on own initiative or as part of a small research team
• Confident user of PECVD and characterization equipment used in their research
Education: a relevent PhD or Masters in the following areas of materials science: Materials science, Polymer chemistry or Physics.
Experience: 2+ years experience in a research environment following a relevant PhD.
Work permit: All applicants must have permission to work in the UK for at least 3 years
East Sussex, UK
TRAVEL: International travel may be a requirement from time to time.
SALARY: A competitive Salary package is offered for this full time position.
If you are interested to find out more about the exciting position, please email your CV to: Ms Lisa Shoult