Job Title: EUV Microscopy Postdoctoral Fellow
Req Number: 24767
Division: Materials Sciences
Department: Center for X-Ray Optics
The Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to join our EUV-lithography mask-imaging team. The team operates a unique extreme ultraviolet (EUV) zoneplate microscope on a synchrotron bending-magnet beamline at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.
Years ahead of commercial capabilities, the EUV zoneplate microscope reveals surface structures and defects that affect the aerial image in ways that can only be detected with EUV light. The physics and engineering of these complex optical structures, and their measurement, is a wide-open field with great interest and activity in the semiconductor manufacturing and metrology fields. This is a high-visibility project within the EUV community.
• Collaborate with leading researchers, internal and in semiconductor companies.
• Work closely with the EUV mask imaging team to create advanced tools.
• Conduct optical experiments and measurement using a synchrotron experimental endstation.
• Conduct simulations of optical systems and detectors.
• Record, analyze and interpret image data using IDL or Matlab.
• Design experiments to test optical phenomena.
• Prepare reports, documentation, and publications describing the work.
• Assist in the specification and design of optical systems and related hardware.
• May assist with the construction and testing of optical systems.
• Recent Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical or Optical Engineering, or Materials Science, plus a background in optics that includes imaging systems
• Hands-on experience running complex experimental systems
• High proficiency in data analysis and processing
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, both written and oral
• Experience with synchrotron or x-ray beamlines would be highly advantageous.
• Experience with vacuum systems is desirable.
Note: This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and on-going operational needs.
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