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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Product Engineer 3 (111787)

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Essential Functions and Duties

Provide product design guidance through modeling and simulation for processing plasmas and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with existing/new modeling platforms in the Etch Product Development group. Support and guide modeling activities/capabilities for capacitive, inductive, remote plasma, RF coupling, fluid flow modeling, thermal phenomena, and vacuum chamber design aspects in synergy with experiments and diagnostics. Manage and provide guidance for product design or optimization and establish links between product hardware/process engineering aspects. Contribute to engineering design, process, HW testing to solve product issues and interface in complex cross-functional teams. Develop and sustain process improvements to reduce production costs and increase yields.

PhD Physics/Chemistry/ Engineering – Chemical, Electrical, Materials Science or related field
Demonstrated experience or background in

  • Plasma science & technology, computational plasma physics
  • Multi-physics modeling & simulation, programming

Strong skills in computational engineering
New College Graduates / Postdoc / Prior industry or academic experience post-PhD
Ability to work in dynamic cross-functional teams and interface with experimentalists, design & process engineers

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities          

  • Sound knowledge of plasma material processing, plasma physics and diagnostics
  • Expertise in plasma modeling and platforms (HPEM / nonPDPsim / Vizglow / ACE+), problem setup, optimization, troubleshooting for both ICP and CCP systems
  • Expertise in CFD (ACE / CCM+ / Fluent, Comsol, Maxwell, HFSS) for flow, chemistry, thermal, structural, electromagnetics and related meshing
  • Significant experience with computer-based design and analysis of experiments
  • Familiarity with particle-in-cell simulations, for charged particle and electron trajectory simulations
  • Proficiency in modeling & simulation, computational sciences, numerical methods and optimization, programming and working with relevant compilers for Windows / Linux OS as appropriate
  • Experience in programming with Fortran/ C/ C++, Python/ Matlab, OpenMP/MPI, and related SW tools
  • Be open to designing experiments and/or guiding process experiments / diagnostics
  • Subject matter expertise in plasma physics required; experimental background preferred but not required
  • Ability to work in cross-functional environment and strong problem solving / analysis, communication, and presentation skills
  • MS-Powerpoint, MS-Word, MS-Excel, Origin, JMP and other data processing software
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new software tools is desirable
  • High energy, self-motivated, quick study with flexible nature
  • Work independently in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment


Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it.  Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation.   So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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