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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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

RF Computational Engineer 3

Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  179890

Job Responsibilities

We are searching for an engineer talented in computational plasma & electromagnetics with a strong background in computational physics, chemistry, engineering, and machine learning to join our team. As a key team member, you will support product design guidance through applications of methods in computational plasmas and machine learning for modeling physical phenomena in plasma processing reactors for next generation device technology. This is a perfect role for candidates who love to work on real world applied research in low temperature plasma on state-of-the-art challenges in semiconductor fabrication. Your work will have a direct impact on plasma chamber and process design for current and future  technology nodes.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Foundation in plasma physics, semiconductor process technology, design, and manufacturing
  • Provide product design guidance through computational modeling and simulation of multi-physics phenomena involving plasma, RF, electromagnetics, flow, heat, and chemistry
  • Expertise in plasma modeling and platforms (academic/commercial codes), problem setup, optimization, troubleshooting for both CCP and ICP technologies
  • Expertise in physics-informed data-based modeling, machine learning, and numerical optimization methods for application to low temperature plasma processing
  • Proficiency in modeling & simulation, computational sciences, numerical methods, data science
  • Experience in programming and code development with Fortran/ C/ C++, Python, Matlab, and related SW packages/compilers
  • Work in cross-functional environment with strong problem solving, communication, and presentation skills
  • Contribute to engineering design, process, hardware, and software testing to solve product issues and interface in complex cross-functional teams.

Minimum Qualifications

MS/PhD Physics/Chemistry/ Engineering – Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or related field

Demonstrated experience or background in

- Plasma science & technology

- Computational sciences, plasma physics, electromagnetics, transport phenomena

- Machine learning, programming and numerical methods

- Design of experiments

- College Graduates / Postdoc / prior industry or academic experience

- Ability to work in cross-functional teams and interface with experimentalists, design and software engineers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in computational quantum chemistry methods and software (Gaussian/ QE/VASP) is a plus
  • High energy, independent, self-motivated, quick study with flexible nature
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new software tools is desirable

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

 Salary and Benefits

CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $89,000.00 -  $194,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits.  Click here to learn more about the benefits Lam offers for this position






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