Research Scientist (Computational Physics)

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    December 13, 2021
  • Expiration date
    --
  • Gender
    M/F/D
  • Field
    Experimental, Theoretical
  • Qualification
    B. Sc., M. Sc., Dr.
  • Section
    Industry

Job Description

KLA  Ann Arbor, MI

Company Overview

KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world’s leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow’s electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

Group/Division

With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA’s Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers. Central Engineering is KLA’s largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

KLA is ramping up its new state-of-the-art research & development center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and we’re hiring the best talent to join our phenomenal team. If you are inspired to solve complex challenges, help create major technological breakthroughs, and join our mission of advancing humanity, please visit www.kla.com/michigan to learn more about KLA Corporation in Ann Arbor.

Surrounded by 18 acres of natural woodland, our new Ann Arbor campus plays a prominent role in the future growth of KLA. Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the U.S., offering excellent public schools, a vibrant dining and nightlife scene, ample outdoor activities, beautiful scenery, and a diverse and welcoming local community.

Our growing Ann Arbor team is developing product equipment, test centers, software, and AI algorithms that power the cutting-edge capabilities that KLA is recognized for. By joining the high-performing KLA team in Ann Arbor, you’ll enjoy an incredible career with supportive colleagues in a spectacular place to live.

We are searching for a candidate with strong computational physics background in photochemistry and/or electromagnetics and/or plasma physics. Relevant experience should include experience in some of these areas and a good intuition about the physical processes being modeled. Especially important is the ability to work with the other R&D and engineering teams to define modeling plans that explore the potential design space for implementation in future products

Qualifications

  • Experience modeling and analyzing physical processes in the field of photochemistry and/or plasma physics and electromagnetics
  • With the following experiences/Skills:
  • Ability to invent, develop and implement new algorithms in commercial and open-source codes
  • Experience with modeling complex physics systems, analyzing data and quantifying errors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Adaptability, Collaborates, Communication, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Drives Results, Innovation, Problem Solving

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 0 years , Master’s Level Degree or work experience of 2 years , Bachelor’s Level Degree or work experience of 3 years

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.