As Applied Materials, continues to grow, we are enhancing our R&D talent and capabilities in multiple disciplines. This is a unique opportunity to join a multidisciplinary R&D team, which uses cutting-edge technologies for many aspects of our product development. Applied Materials is a leading Semiconductor company - our innovations enable customers to transform possibilities into reality. Join us to make possible a better future!

Key Responsibilities

  • Define novel inspection systems concepts and configurations.
  • Collects, analyzes data and designs statistically valid experiments. 
  • Designs and engineers modules.
  • Qualifies modules / sub-modules 
  • Design,  perform, collect and analyze data on advanced substrate, technologies and concepts for a range of new products.
  • Develop new or modified inspection and metrology systems.
  • Performs research and analysis in physics or related subjects. 
  • Supports physics related application and system issues in the lab and in the field when required.
  • Define system requirements and specifications.  Troubleshoot system problems. Respond to field physics related issues, function as advisor for solving physics related application issues.
  • Plan projects involving definitions and selection of new concepts and approaches in the physics of development of new or improved tool.
  • Supplies data to support product risk management decision making process. 
  • Participates in the vendor selection process 
  • Participates in technological customer engagements and contributes in his / her specific field of expertise 
  • Guide less experienced physicists/scientists.
  • Evaluate new technologies, pursue innovative solutions, evaluate competitors and define new market needs.
  • Plan and conduct test of  new technologies under evaluation in the team.
  • Execute  feasibility studies of new technologies and provide results / analysis supporting the decision making process.
  • Executes feasibility studies of complete systems / sub-systems, leveraging new technologies and design concepts .
  • Prepares the demonstration of new capabilities and conducts performance analysis 


  • Above master's degree in physics/electron-optics/EE from the top universities
  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in the optics R&D field 
  • Strong interpersonal skills: people-oriented and relationship-driven
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Mandarin




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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