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Cymer, Inc.

Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat panel display industry. We are Leading the Light Generation. Read More

Address      Cymer USA Headquarters 17075 Thornmint Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Website      www.cymer.com/
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Staff Scientist

Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research projects.  Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.  Plans and executes laboratory research.  Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.  May participate in development of patent applications.  May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

    * Leads the development & integration of innovative core technologies elements and/or system concepts.
    * Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
    * May serve as company's technical spokesperson for specific technology areas.
    * Independently investigates scientific and technical problems and challenges and evaluates and recommends solutions.
    * Leads research and development projects, interacts with customers, suppliers and peers, and prepares and presents reports to management and customers, as well as at scientific conferences.
    * Advises management on technical aspects of external collaboration activities.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.


    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    * Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
    * Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
    * Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
    * Has thorough knowledge of scientific methodologies, data acquisition and analysis tools.
    * Applies advanced experimental and analytical skills to define requirements and devise solutions to technical performance matters.
    * Ability to develop and review theoretical models.
    * Ability to think through, plan, and setup complex experiments and tests.
    * Strong background in use of scientific methodologies. Expertise in advanced data acquisition and analysis tools preferred (Labview, Matlab).
    * Experience in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    * Strong theoretical and experimental background
    * Track record of proposing and validating innovative solutions to technical problems.

Specialist in advanced technical or business skills.  Individuals with a customer focus have developed the acumen to cultivate and develop lasting customer relations. May have advanced degree (Master's, PhD). Minimum of eight (8) years of experience is required

    * Requires a Masters Degree in Physics, Optics, or related Engineering discipline.  PhD preferred.
    * A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in an applicable field related to Cymer's technology.
    * Experience in product development is required.
    * Experience with Semiconductor Capital Equipment preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    * While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
    * The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
    * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    * The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
    * May require travel dependent on business needs.
    * Can work under deadlines.
    * The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
    * Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
    * Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
    * Can learn and apply new information or skills.
    * Occasional travel within and outside the US may be required.
    * Able to work at CAD station for several hours at a time.
    * Able to put together mechanical assemblies including lifting 25 lbs. from floor to shoulder height.
    * Requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) on a frequent basis.
    * Requires working in a manufacturing clean room environment occasionally.
    * Requires working with Excimer lasers in noisy environments (requiring ear protection) and potential radiation hazards (requiring eye and skin protection).

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