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Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones and televisions, and solar products.

Job Title  Computational Scientist: Feature Scale Modeling

No. of Posts 1

Job Description:

Applied Materials is looking for a computational scientist to help create the next generation semiconductor material processes and reactors via feature scale modeling. The feature scale modeling expert will calculate the material and geometry changes which occur at feature length scales during the many process steps in a semiconductor fabrication process.  As the member of a larger Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team you will play a key role in the development of Applied Materials chambers and processes.

Statement of Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop reactor/feature models of chambers and processes being developed at Applied Materials
  • Apply developed feature models (coupled with reactor models) to predict profile evolution based on reactor settings, to understand and propose new unit processes, new process sequences, new chemistries, solve chamber design issues, propose new chamber designs, and trouble shoot current production issues.
  • Develop and maintain feature scale scientific software through algorithm development, implementation of new capabilities, identifying and fixing bugs.
  • Conduct High Performance and distributed computing.
  • Maintain awareness of technical literature, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • PhD in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of semiconductor processes such as etch (ex: plasma, wet), deposition (ex: atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition), epitaxy, electroplating, thermal, doping, and other surface modification process (ex: nitridation, oxidation).
  • Knowledge of surface chemistry
  • Knowledge of low temperature plasmas and reactive flows
  • Scientific software development experience including modern code best practices, version control, test-driven development, algorithm development, parallelization techniques.
  • Coding proficiency in languages such as C/C++, Fortran77/90, Python, R, or similar languages
  • Familiar with level-set or Lattice Monte Carlo methods.
  • Familiarity with techniques such as molecular dynamics, particle-in-cell, and direct simulation Monte Carlo
  • Experience using Linux cluster for computations
  • Interacts effectively with a broad range of colleagues such as hardware engineers, process engineers, program managers, and computational scientists.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4 – 7 Years of Experience

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