Santa Clara, California

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This position is part of a multifaceted R&D team that develops state‐of‐the‐art technologies to advance the capabilities of life science and chemical analysis instrumentation through use of novel materials and coatings. The successful candidate will be a scientist with the capability to perform research and development to create novel functional coatings and integrate these coatings within current instrumentation. The role requires someone with strong technical skills in chemical vapor deposition or atomic layer deposition and experience with materials characterization techniques, such as electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy. Solid understanding of the physical, chemical and mechanical behavior of materials and thin films is crucial. Exceptional problem-solving skills, the ability to quickly adapt to the demands of rapidly changing nuanced projects and having the technical and leadership capability to initiate collaborations with both internal and external colleagues are essential.

Santa Clara, California

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