Postdoctoral ResearcherArea Selective Atomic Layer Deposition for Devi

Job Description
IBM Research - Almaden (San Jose, CA) is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to work to selectively engineer surfaces using self-assembly monolayers. This research would support interest in protecting interfaces for applications in selective atomic layer deposition and surface engineering to accelerate deposition rates using ALD.

We are seeking an individual who is interested in joining our multi-disciplinary research team. The candidate should have a background in surface engineering using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and a deep understanding of the structural property relationship of SAMs. Furthermore, the candidate should be well equipped to characterize engineered surfaces to evaluate both composition and quality of monolayers. Experience is necessary in surface characterization using preferred analytical techniques that include: atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Rutherford backscattering and x-ray reflectivity. Any additional surface characterization skills are desirable. Although the primary role of this position is surface science & engineering experience in atomic layer deposition, cleanroom experience, molecular design and synthesis (for the synthesis of specialized SAM components) would be advantageous.

The candidate should have written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a proven record of publications and presentations and demonstrated success in team-based projects. The scientist will be expected to identify key problems, generate novel solutions and reduce them to practice, disseminate the results of such activities to internal colleagues/partners and capture relevant intellectual property via patent applications and publish results in high impact journals.

Candidates must have a Ph. D. degree or be pursuing one

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1 year of experience in Surface Coating
  • At least 1 year of experience in Surface Engineering
  • At least 1 year of experience in Surface characterization ( AFM,XPS,RBS)
  • Advanced understanding of Self-Assembled Monolayers

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in Atomic Layer Deposition
  • At least 1 year of experience in Process Development
  • At least 1 year of cleanroom experience
  • Experience in lithography is highly adventatgeous

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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