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KLA-Tencor Research Scientist Thinfilm Characterization and in Ann Arbor, Michigan

bspanCompany Overview/span/bKLA 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 RD. 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.bspanGroup/Division/span/bWith 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 its fastest-growing new research development center in Ann Arbor, MI, and we're hiring the best talent! The Ann Arbor team is developing product equipment, test centers, and the software and AI algorithms that power the cutting-edge capabilities that KLA is recognized for.While we might be a new kid on the block in Ann Arbor, KLA has long since earned its reputation for innovative leadership in technology. If you are looking for intellectual challenges and the chance to play a part in bthe most significant technology breakthroughs/b, please visit to learn more about KLA Corporation in Ann Arbor. We tell our employees to think big and drive progress-but most importantly to enjoy the journey!bResponsibilities/bIn this exciting role successful candidates will be responsible for:ulliDevelopment of the soft X-ray and EUV material characterization and testing facilities./liliEstablishing methods for characterization and protocols for testing of the optical elements and thin-film coatings./liliWork with simulations based on multiple physical models and build correlations with experimental data./liliDesign, setup, and qualify metrology and mechatronics schemes./liliQualification of contamination levels of systems and components./liliExecution of multi-disciplinary experiments./liliPreparation