Materials Engineer

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Materials Engineer

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 days ago

  • Sector: Technical & Engineering Recruitment
  • Contact: Jen Richardson
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 03 September 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH45659_1659609248

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Materials Engineer from a semiconductor background. This company based in Cambridge are developing compound GaN semiconductors. Your role will focus on controlling the porosification process and developing new methods for wet etching.

Your experience is important, here, and you will need to have an excellent understanding of the properties and behaviours of semiconductor materials, working with silicon wafers, GaN-on-sapphire wafers and chemical solutions and solvents.

The company is growing quickly and, as they take the GaN wafers into mass production, they really need someone who knows how to design and develop these processes, within this multi-disciplinary team.

The Role:

  • Develop new etching processes for GaN porosification, including implementing monitoring methods for wet etching in production
  • Optimise optical inspection techniques, such as PL mapper, to monitor wafer quality
  • Implement/debug/test modelling/simulation tools
  • Design and conduct test bench experiments to verify new materials and new processes
  • Help to develop methods and models for process monitoring, fault detection and predictive control
  • Project management
  • Develop SOPs, work instructions and troubleshooting documents

About You:

  • More than 3 years' industrial experience in a semiconductor chemical etching environment
  • Demonstrable experience of experiment design, material characterisation and process development
  • Data analysis experience
  • Ideally some modelling and simulation experience using MATLAB and Python

What's on offer?:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Possible share options
  • Opportunity to develop your skills in a friendly environment
  • Brand new cleanroom facilities in 2023!