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Requisition ID:  20003

Epitaxy Research Scientist

Job Summary

The Quantum Semiconductor Systems Group at Purdue University under the direction of Prof. Michael J. Manfra is searching for an Epitaxy Research Scientist to drive innovation in our III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth facilities. We operate and maintain three MBE systems housed in the Birck Nanotechnology Center on the Purdue campus. Our group focuses on growth of ultra-high-quality two-dimensional electron gases for utilization in novel devices and exploration of new physics. We seek a seasoned epitaxy scientist who has proven experience with MBE growth and system maintenance. An interest in hardware development is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physics, materials science, or electrical engineering and 3years of integrated experience working with MBE systems. In addition to driving novel approaches to heterostructure design, responsibilities will include the following:  molecular beam epitaxy tool operation, optimization of growth conditions, development of new growth techniques and protocols, and documentation of growth parameters, characterization results, and layer structure. 



  • Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or an engineering discipline. 
  • Three years of integrated experience working with MBE systems.
  • Proficiency with MBE equipment and techniques.
  • Significant understanding of crystallography, growth kinetics, and semiconductor defects.
  • An in-depth understanding of ultra-high vacuum principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Strong desire to work in a collaborative team environment. 



  • Experience with AFM, SEM, XRD, or other relevant characterization technique. 


Additional Information:  

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  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately   
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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