Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) within theMaterial Sciences Division has an opening for a Senior Research Technician. The Research Technician will report to the Lead Scientist in charge of the CXRO EUV mask microscopy program. The program is a high-visibility project within the photolithography/EUV community. The primary role of this position is to support the lead scientist in operations, basic maintenance, and user support of the CXRO EUV mask microscope. The EUV microscope, located at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron facility, is the world's highest resolution EUV mask imaging microscope. The operations role is highly dependent on the synchrotron facility schedule and will involve night (occasional) and weekend operations. In this role, the incumbent will be expected to independently align and operate the EUV mask microscope in support of CXRO's critical industry funded user program. The incumbent will also be required to assist in routine maintenance and equipment troubleshooting. In this role, you may also be called upon to support other key programs at CXRO including, EUV lithography, nanofabrication, EUV scatterometry, and soft-x-ray microscopy.
What You Will Do:
Under limited supervision, independently align and operate synchrotron-based EUV microscope
Perform basic assessments of image quality
Perform data collection for industry collaborators on the EUV microscope
Perform routine laboratory maintenance
Perform simple troubleshooting of laboratory equipment
Work in a cleanroom environment
Handle and transfers IP-critical user data
Handle, ship, and account for sensitive, high value, and IP-critical photomasks
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Assist external users of the EUV microscope navigating site access requirements
Assist in design and implementation of EUV instrumentation and microscopic techniques
Perform image analysis of microscope images using commercial and/or custom developed analysis software packages
Perform simple troubleshooting of software and controls systems
Prepare photoresist samples for the synchrotron-based EUV patterning tool
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or a related field with preferably two to five years experience or an M.S. degree
Basic knowledge of lithography and microscopy concepts and vacuum system operation
Troubleshooting experience of simple laboratory equipment
Troubleshooting experience of microscopy/imaging systems
Excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated documentation skills
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with synchrotron based EUV microscopes
Experience in troubleshooting electronic circuits
Experience motion and positioning systems
Experience with programing in languages such as C, C++, Java, Matlab
Experience with cleanroom environment
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 30, 2019.
This is a full time, 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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