IBM Research - Almaden (San Jose, CA) is searching for an organometallic / inorganic materials chemist for a postdoctoral researcher position. This scientist will be responsible for the design, synthesis, and development of new organometallic / inorganic materials for semiconductor applications. One particular focus area will be on the development of new imaging materials for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.
We are seeking a motivated and experienced individual who is interested in joining our multi-disciplinary research team. The candidate should have a background in synthetic organometallic and/or inorganic chemistry. As part of this background, the candidate should have experience with Schlenk and glovebox techniques for the manipulation of air- and moisture-sensitive compounds and/or systems for the deposition of thin films of inorganic/organometallic complexes. Familiarity with organometallic complexes and/or frameworks, inorganic nanoparticles, or other such materials systems is preferred. In particular, knowledge of photon or electron interaction with said materials especially helpful. Knowledge of surface science and surface characterization techniques would be advantageous. Similarly, experience with semiconductor lithography and fabrication processes (including atomic layer deposition and reactive ion etch) is advantageous, but not required.
This position requires frequent interaction with materials and nanofabrication teams. As such, the candidate should have proven written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a demonstrated record of publications and presentations and demonstrated success in team-based projects. The scientist will be expected to identify key problems, generate novel solutions, reduce them to practice, and capture relevant intellectual property via patent applications.
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