Nano-Device Engineer (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale)

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: MPI-Halle-Div-NanoD

Job offer from May 18, 2020

The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (MPI-MSP), Halle, Germany, Department NISE, Director Prof. Stuart S.P. Parkin, is searching for a Nano-Device Engineer (m/f/d) to develop and fabricate novel nano-devices for Spintronic and Cognitive technologies. The successful candidate will develop and optimize processes to fabricate nano-devices such as Racetrack memories, and Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for various applications.

The MPI-MSP is a world-leading institute that explores novel materials and devices, and systems of devices, to allow for innovative technologies, particularly those that could enable highly energy-efficient, computing and memory-storage technologies. These include bio-inspired materials and thinking systems, and materials and devices that can support quantum technologies. The Institute has been entirely rebuilt with modernized offices, meeting rooms, and laboratories, a state-of-the art cleanroom, and an RBS facility, that are designed to encourage interactions and interdisciplinary research.

Your tasks

  • Development and fabrication of complex nano-devices with high-yield and reproducibility
  • Monitor, control, and qualify the developed processes
  • Coordination of an effective device fabrication/ device performance feedback loop
  • Operate and contribute to the maintenance of systems in the cleanroom
  • Constant self-improvement in order to keep abreast of the latest developments in building nanoscopic devices

Your profile

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, or Engineering or equivalent with 4-5 years of experience in nano-device fabrication and testing
  • Proficiency in nano-device fabrication that requires multiple lithography and fabrication steps
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment
  • Understanding of nanofabrication engineering principles and process development with an emphasis on thin film (< 10nm) deposition and dry/wet chemical etching
  • Experience in CMP is an asset
  • Ability to quickly integrate and work in a multi-disciplinary, international team and effectively collaborate and communicate to meet the deadlines and deliver against program goals
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English

We offer

  • A state-of the art clean room with RAITH PIONEER Two and JEOL JBX-8100F EBL tools, maskless optical laser writers (MLA 150 and uMLA), and a heated probe lithography tool, as well as advanced ion-milling systems, PECVD, RIE, ALD, e-beam and magnetron sputtering deposition systems, CMP, Ga and plasma focused ion milling that make possible the fabrication of complex 3D nanodevices and systems.
  • A world-leading institute with state-of-the-art capabilities for exploratory thin film materials and device research
  • A stimulating international working environment with great cultural diversity
  • Remuneration and social benefits depending on education and prior experience according to TVöD
  • Fixed term contract, initially for 2 years with the perspective of extension

Your application

  • In English can be uploaded as a single pdf file at our application website with reference to MPI-Halle-Div-NanoD until June 30, 2020. Please supply the name and email of at least one reference.
  • The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
  • Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
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