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Research Support
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MS-Materials Sciences
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Berkeley Lab’s Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) within the Material Sciences Division has an opening for a Senior Research Technician. The Research Technician will report to the Lead Scientist in charge of the CXRO EUV mask microscopy program. The program is a high-visibility project within the photolithography/EUV community. The primary role of this position is to support the lead scientist in operations, basic maintenance, and user support of the CXRO EUV mask microscope. The EUV microscope, located at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron facility, is the world’s highest resolution EUV mask imaging microscope. The operations role is highly dependent on the synchrotron facility schedule and will involve night (occasional) and weekend operations. In this role, the incumbent will be expected to independently align and operate the EUV mask microscope in support of CXRO’s critical industry funded user program. The incumbent will also be required to assist in routine maintenance and equipment troubleshooting. In this role, you may also be called upon to support other key programs at CXRO including, EUV lithography, nanofabrication, EUV scatterometry, and soft-x-ray microscopy.


What You Will Do:

  • Under limited supervision, independently align and operate synchrotron-based EUV microscope

  • Perform basic assessments of image quality

  • Perform data collection for industry collaborators on the EUV microscope

  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance

  • Perform simple troubleshooting of laboratory equipment

  • Work in a cleanroom environment

  • Handle and transfers IP-critical user data

  • Handle, ship, and account for sensitive, high value, and IP-critical photomasks


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Assist external users of the EUV microscope navigating site access requirements

  • Assist in design and implementation of EUV instrumentation and microscopic techniques

  • Perform image analysis of microscope images using commercial and/or custom developed analysis software packages

  • Perform simple troubleshooting of software and controls systems

  • Prepare photoresist samples for the synchrotron-based EUV patterning tool


What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or a related field with preferably two to five years experience or an M.S. degree

  • Basic knowledge of lithography and microscopy concepts and vacuum system operation

  • Troubleshooting experience of simple laboratory equipment

  • Troubleshooting experience of microscopy/imaging systems

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Demonstrated documentation skills

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with synchrotron based EUV microscopes

  • Experience in troubleshooting electronic circuits

  • Experience motion and positioning systems

  • Experience with programing in languages such as C, C++, Java, Matlab

  • Experience with cleanroom environment

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 30, 2019.


Notes:

  • This is a full time, 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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