Applications Research Scientist - Milpitas

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Applications Research Scientist - Milpitas
US N2013-418-003
Job Description:
The Applications Scientist is responsible for engaging with customers to develop metrology solutions for their leading edge processes on the Nanometrics Unifire (interferometery based) platform.  The Applications Scientist is the primary technical  contact for Nanometrics customers, providing technical support and application development for customers as well as working with the Nanometrics engineering team in product development. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with Process Engineers in semiconductor and data storage fabs to develop innovative metrology solutions for complex materials and structures. There will be approximately 25% travel required, both domestic and international.

 The successful applicant will have strong technical skills, and be self-motivated and energetic.
Job Duties:
Become a technical expert on Nanometrics Unifire products and their applications.
Initiate, develop, and test advanced metrology projects in response to industry developments.
Assist and consult with customers on creating and optimizing applications.
Work with Engineering and Marketing on new product development.
Support customers in adopting Nanometrics Unifire products through effective demonstration and recipe development in customer facilities.
Support customer sustaining engineering activities, including qualification requirements.
Work with internal Nanometrics experts to troubleshoot and resolve product performance issues.
Help to maintain and increase product usage, and supports sales efforts through technical presentations and demonstrations.

Other duties as required.
Good data analysis, signal processing, and some programming skills.
Experience with ellipsometry and thin film metrology.
Knowledge of optics, optical properties of materials, and/or thin films preferred. 
Experience developing mathematical models a plus.
Ability to write technical publications and make technology/product presentations.
Good organization and solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
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