Material Scientist Nano Instrumentation | Delft
Contributing to semiconductor innovations benefiting industry and society as a whole. Envision it. Become a Material Scientist at TNO in Delft.
About this position
The TNO group Nano Instrumentation focusses for a large part of its work on the global semiconductor ecosystem. The demand for chips is large and diverse; health-care equipment, autonomous cars and smartphones are just some of the applications. Semiconductor manufacturers are scrambling to increase production and at the same time meet the need for innovation. As a material scientist at TNO in Delft you will work with the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers to help deal with their challenges. You will contribute to accelerating innovations related to ultra-clean lithography and ever greater miniaturization. Envision it and join our Nano Instrumentation group! Additional unit and group info: Focus areas of TNO unit Industry and the Nano-instrumentation group.
What will be your role?
The TNO group Nano Instrumentation focusses for a large part of its work on the global semiconductor ecosystem. The demand for chips is large and diverse; health-care equipment, autonomous cars and smartphones are just some of the applications. Semiconductor manufacturers are scrambling to increase production and at the same time meet the need for innovation. As a material scientist at TNO in Delft you will work with the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers to help deal with their challenges. You will contribute to accelerating innovations related to ultra-clean lithography and ever greater miniaturization. Envision it and join our Nano Instrumentation group!
Additional unit and group info: Focus areas of TNO unit Industry and the Nano-instrumentation group.
Within TNO we engage with clients on their business needs, which we convert into proposals and projects geared to pragmatic research solutions. TNO has played a major role in the transformation from deep ultraviolet (DUV) to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. And, similarly, your projects may also contribute to entirely new concepts and technologies. As a material scientist in particular you will have an experimental facing role within such projects. The harsh environment created by EUV light impacts the surface of components used in the lithography machines. Research and analysis through XPS measurements will be a particular aspect of your work. Our XPS analyses happen on a dynamic and fast-paced turn-around timescale, as they are generally part of ongoing plasma or EUV exposures.
Depending on your interests and experience, you may also contribute to other research domains involving plasma or vacuum technology, such as decarbonization of the gas grid, or programmes at European level.
TNO’s Nano Instrumentation expertise group at the Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory in Delft is your home base. Our state-of-the-art research facilities, including ultra-clean vacuum equipment, EUV exposure facilities and XPS surface analysis systems, are at your disposal.
Coming from all over the world, your 50+ colleagues are highly-motivated scientists, experimentalists and project managers, who share a drive to develop innovative plasma and nano technology applications. We offer a highly supportive and caring environment, stimulate knowledge-sharing and welcome your ideals. At the Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory you’ll find a friendly, open and highly professional atmosphere.
What we expect from you
You thrive on working at applied research. Whether this is a more fundamental theoretical approach where you want to reveal the fundamental process drivers, or a pragmatic experimental approach to accelerate practical solutions, you are eager to dive into it. You like to keep learning and developing yourself, in combination with working together with colleagues towards scientific goals.
Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
- A PhD or Master’s Degree in Physics, Chemics or similar.
- Research experience in material analysis, at least by XPS, on a medior level (3-10 years).
- Accurate, flexible and resilient.
- Being able to cope with a dynamic environment.
- Eager to learn new things and a drive to get them done.
- Excellent in reporting both in writing and verbally.
- Excellent command of English, as you will be working in international teams.
- A team player and you have good interpersonal skills, which you can apply when interacting with team members and clients.
What you'll get in return
Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.500,- and € 5.500,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.
Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?
TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
- An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
- The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
- 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
- An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
- Travel allowance.
- Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
- Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
- Access to TNO’s project managers guild: a network of some three hundred equals. The guild organizes workshops, conferences, intervision sessions and other activities for project managers.
- Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
- A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.
At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.
The selection process
Please apply before the 10th October, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in weeks 42 and 43. The second interview round has been scheduled in weeks 44 and 45. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.
The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.
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