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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.

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Product Engineer 3

Date: Mar 18, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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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 new product design guidance and establish links between product hardware and 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.



  • Expertise in plasma modeling platforms (HPEM, nonPDPsim, Vizglow), problem setup, optimization, troubleshooting for both ICP and CCP systems
  • Expertise in CFD (ACE, CCM+, Comsol, Fluent, Maxwell, HFSS) for flow, chemistry, thermal, structural, electromagnetics and related meshing
  • Familiarity designing particle-in-cell simulations (PIC), for charged particle and electron trajectory simulations
  • Sound knowledge of plasma material processing, plasma physics and diagnostics
  • Significant experience with computer-based design and analysis of experiments
  • 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++, OpenMP/CUDA, Python/ Matlab and related SW tools
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new software tools is a must
  • Subject matter expertise in plasma physics required; experimental background preferred but not required
  • Be open to running experiments and/or guiding process experiments / diagnostics
  • Ability to work in cross-functional environment and strong problem solving / analysis, communication, and presentation skills
  • High energy, self-motivated, quick study with flexible nature
  • Work independently in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment



PhD Physics/Chemistry/ Engineering – Chemical, Electrical, Materials Science or related field
Demonstrated experience in computational physics, plasma science & technology, programming

Demonstrated experience in problem solving and decision making
Demonstrated experience in plasma modeling & simulation and CFD software suites
At least 3 years of relevant industry experience post-PhD, strong skills in computational engineering
Ability to work in cross-functional teams and interface with experimentalists, design engineers

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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