Senior Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) engineer

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Introduction
At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising
and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI,
Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12
labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential
corporate research labs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research at Albany Nanotech is currently seeking of a transmission electron microscope (TEM)
engineer in our physical characterization and failure analysis group. The ideal candidate will have a
background in physics, material science, or electrical engineering. Knowledge and experience with
semiconductor unit process, integration, and electrical testing will be preferred. The candidate needs to
independently perform TEM analysis on hardware created by state-of-the-art semiconductor technology,
including EUV lithography, and work as a team to support multiple projects. TEM analysis will be using
the spherical aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope, with sub-angstrom
resolution, EDX, EELS, and diffraction techniques for dimension, interface, composition, grain mapping
and strain analysis. With the new device architectures such as nanosheet/gate all around, further scaling
of critical dimension, and new power distribution approaches, TEM analysis will be even more
challenging. Prior experience in TEM and technology development is preferred; innovation and critical
thinking are important as well. Candidates need to have clear and effective communication skills.
The TEM engineer will work with failure analysis, unit process development, integration, and design
teams to understand the analysis need. The TEM engineer will apply their expert knowledge to plan the
analysis actions using suitable techniques. As the senior member of the group, the engineer will also train
technicians, help maintain the group productivity, and TEM/FIB operation


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
1) Hands on experience of TEM imaging and analysis (10 years)
2) Advanced TEM analysis techniques, HR-HAADF-STEM, EDX, EELS, diffraction (10 years)
3) Familiar with SEM, FIB, TEM, FIB circuit edit, dynamic thermal inspection (10 years)
4) Ability to work with cross-function team and guide technicians on multiple projects. (5 years)
5) Clear and efficient communication in English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
1) Familiar with physical characterization techniques
2) Semiconductor foundry and design house experience, working with customers
3) Semiconductor device physics, unit process and integration


About Business Unit

IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines ‘What’s Next in Computing’ to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.


Your Life @ IBM

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Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.


About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.


Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.


Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:NEW YORK
    • City:Albany
    • Category:Hardware Development & Support
    • Required Education:Master's Degree
    • Position Type:Professional
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Regular
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:619253BR
    • Travel Required:Up to 20% or 1 day a week
    • Projected Minimum Salary:$122,000 per year
    • Projected Maximum Salary:$122,000-$277,000/year per year