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EUV Lithography Research Scientist

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Employer Description

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on a 200-acre site in the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. A leader in science and engineering research for 75 years, Berkeley Lab is the oldest of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories.

Job Description

EUV Lithography Research Scientist - 93374

Organization: MS-Materials Sciences



Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Materials Sciences Division has an opening for a EUV Lithography Research Scientist, (evening shift) to join the team.



What You Will Do:

  Scientific and technical oversight of all infrastructure: EUVL exposure systems, synchrotron beamlines, semiconductor processing equipment, ellipsometers, scanning electron microscopes, software, servers, web/database systems, equipment protection systems, etc.  You are expected to be an expert at operating and troubleshooting these systems and keeping them functional during your shift.

  Provide independent, sound guidance in real-time (scientific, technical, and strategic) to staff and customers during the shift to keep all systems functional and maximize value to customers.

  Pilot our Hitachi S4800 analytical Scanning Electron Microscope with expert level skills to inspect patterned wafers. 

  Provide excellent customer service to our world-wide user base before shifts and in real-time during shifts.

  Supervise two engineers that operate the lithography system and wafer processing equipment during your shift

  Ensure that experimental equipment maintains its world leading status

  Maintain, improve, develop high level controls software for improved performance. Control software is written in MATLAB and you are expected to have expert level capabilities in MATLAB and programming in general.

  Develop new hardware, diagnostics, software, capabilities, methods, or procedures to improve experimental systems and increase value to customers

  Installation, commissioning, qualification, and debugging of new systems or subsystems

  Reticle design and collaboration. Interface with manufacturers, communication of process goals, metrology points, etc.

  Preparation of technical instructions and operational documents for new or altered experimental systems


Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program, Berkeley Lab strongly recommends that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of Physical Presence at a Berkeley Lab Location, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral.



How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.


Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.


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Job Requirements

What is Required:

  Ph.D. preferred in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field preferred with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with increasing responsibility in program administration and planning, or overall equivalent

  EUV lithography publication record and conference presentation record

  Five years experience in the commissioning, operation, alignment, and troubleshooting of EUV lithography systems or comparable synchrotron beamlines to keep them continuously functional.

  Five years experience leading critical business operations including managing all personnel; developing / acquiring / maintaining supporting infrastructure; developing and refining procedures and processes, developing and maintaining a healthy culture, recruiting, interviewing, hiring and preserving talent, scheduling, adapting as needed to meet evolving business needs.  

  Expert level knowledge of EUV lithography and EUV lithography systems

  Optical design and modeling of illumination systems, imaging systems, or coherence control systems in ZEMAX.

  MATLAB programming skills, full-stack web programming skills (PHP, MySQL, Javascript) and proficient with modern JS frameworks, e.g., React, Angular

  Inspecting lithographic patterned wafers in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and identifying best focus and E-size for a particular target feature; identifying anomalous printing behavior or issues with the litho system, e.g., speckle, aberrations, drift, vibration, defocus, multiple exposures, incorrect dosing, field uniformity, partial coherence; and identifying resist failure mechanisms, and providing guidance how to achieve better performance

  Experience operating semiconductor processing equipment, e.g., spin coaters, developers, bake plates, ellipsometers. 

  Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability in running a complex customer-centric user program

  Ability to work as part of a team to determine program requirements, estimate budget requirements, develop proposals, and recommend strategic objectives

  Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills including scientific and technical communication skills


To be fully considered please provide the following materials in your application:

Cover Letter

  Curriculum Vitae 

  Your most recently updated C.V.


For full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2021.



  This is a (full-time/part-time) career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  This is a permanent night shift position (16:00 - 24:00) and the successful candidate should desire long-term employment during the night shift.

  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.

11 October 2021
10 November 2021
Research and Development