Job Description

We are looking for strong and ambitious physicists to join our technology team researches on the light and matter interaction governing optical inspection of advanced semiconductor technologies designs.

What’s in it for you?

If the unknown is still interesting for you - you can perform cutting edge light and matter interaction research, raise your ideas for inspection solutions of an extremely multidisciplinary and complex semiconductor inspection machine. You will be a part of a large physicists’ community mobilized to a mutual success in a highly competitive and innovative industry.

Our Group:

The Optical Inspection Technology Group consists of advance degrees physicists leading the technological roadmap of our current and future inspection tools. We are in charge if inventing the new optical modes, pushing value assessment and decision for implementation, and supporting the development execution. The group works hand in hand with other technological disciplines as optics, algorithms, system, and software.

What you'llbedoing:
  • Perform Research of light interaction with complex matter structures (extensive simulation, deep analytical modeling and complex experimental validation).
  • Physical study of optical scanning microscopy configurations for defects detection over advanced semiconductor structures
  • Suggest solutions (HW / algorithms / flows) to enable inspection of challenging layers for our optical inspection tools.

What you should have?
  • BSc. in Physics. Currently Student for PhD. / M.Sc. in Physics with >1 year left to finish the studies.
  • High analytical skills. Ability to research, analyze and understand complex physics problem (physical and mathematical aspects). Ability to do deep analytical work independently.
  • Interpersonal capabilities - ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and lead without authority.
  • Strive for excellence. Setting and pursing high bar goals.
  • Advantages: long experience with CEM solvers (such as Ansys / Lumerical FDTD, COMSOL wave optics, etc.)

Who we are?

Applied Materials Israel is home to the Process Diagnostics and Control business unit (PDC). Based in Rehovot, we develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision-based metrology and inspection products that are essential elements in wafer fabrication. By playing a significant role in enabling the production of the next generation of microchips, our expertise enables our customers to transform possibilities into reality.






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Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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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