Spintronics Service Engineer International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.11.17.163 - Spintronics Service Engineer

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Contract Duration: 2 years
Research Field: Spintronics, Thin Film Deposition, Ion Milling, Micro and Nanofabrication
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: December 15th 2017, 23h00 Lisbon Time
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

INL is seeking a highly-qualified, self-motivated Research Engineer to reinforce its cleanroom staff with a focus on the activities concerning Spintronics.

 Job Requirements & Key Responsibilities

As a Spintronics Service Engineer you will take on a key role within the following responsibilities:
  • Tool maintenance and service operations: maintenance, repair and service of the cleanroom tools used in the micro and nanofabrication of spintronic devices which include a NORDIKO 7500 Ion Milling Tool, a 3 target SINGULUS Timaris FTM sputtering tool used for a metal interconnect process and a 10 target SINGULUS Timaris MTM sputtering tool used for the deposition of MTJ stack; 
  • Solve common technical issues: repair/maintenance/replacement of vacuum components (pumps, pressure gauges, vacuum switches, mass flow controller, etc…), maintenance/repair of tool supply circuits (water, vacuum, and compressed air, power) and repair/maintenance of common tool components (robotic handling arms, PLC controllers, IO cards and power supplies, among others);
  • Interact with tool suppliers and support service engineers whenever an external intervention is required. Training will be provided either through internal resources or from the tool suppliers when possible;
  • Quality control monitoring: keep a long term continuous monitoring of system performance using standard metrology (uniformity, resistivity, deposition rates, etch rates, magnetic properties, etc…) and executing control runs to characterize process dispersions at device level (wafers with MTJ micron sized devices and wafers with nanometer sized devices);
  • MTJ microfabrication and nanofabrication: perform tasks related to the microfabrication and nanofabrication of MTJ devices in the framework of national, European and industrial projects and training of users in the operation of the tools under his responsibility.
Job Requirements

 Applicants should meet the following requirements:
  • A degree in Physics, Physical Engineering, Materials Science, Electronics, or other relevant subject is required;
  • Previous hands-on experience in the micro or nanofabrication of magnetic tunnel junction devices is desirable;
  • Previous hands-on experience in the operation of physical vapor deposition systems and/or ion milling systems is desirable.

Personal Skills
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills and clearly demonstrated communication skills (written and oral);
  • Team-work spirit;
  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Highly organised and dynamic.

  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.

What we offer
  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;
Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.
 Enquires should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.
The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

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