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Sr. MEMS Scientist, AFM Probes Development

Company: Bruker
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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Sr. MEMS Scientist, AFM Probes Development

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About BrukerBruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker's high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular, and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity, and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nano-analysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology. Today, worldwide more than 6,900 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents. Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems and a strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meet its customers' needs as well as to continue to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today's analytical questions. OverviewBruker is looking for a development scientist specialized in MEMS design and fabrication of sensing probes used in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). This position drives the development of new AFM probes and works closely with internal and external groups to set the development roadmap. This position requires strong initiative, effective cross-functional teamwork, a hands-on approach, and deep technical expertise. Preferred candidates will be self-starters with the ability to set goals and achieve them with minimal supervision and have a high level for attention to detail. This position is based in Camarillo, CA.


Responsibilities The Development Scientist will typically be responsible for:

  • Extract and generate engineering requirements for the AFM probes
  • Design of MEMS AFM probes and their fabrication process
  • Modeling of AFM probes and processes, using FEA and/or etch simulation tools
  • Hands-on fabrication of prototypes
  • Support smooth production scale up
  • Work closely with internal and external collaborators
  • Review patent landscape and write patent disclosures/applications


    QualificationsRequired qualifications include:
    • Proven track record in MEMS design and fabrication, including full process design, fabrication, and production scale-up
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Hard working, team oriented, curious, creative, and committed to quality
    • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on MEMS; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
    • Above all, we are looking for the right individual to work in a positive, flexible, and fast-paced technical work environment Work Environment
      • Typical office and laboratory work environment
      • Occasional work may be required in Class 1000 clean room with full gowning protocol

        Physical & Environmental Requirements
        • Normal visual acuity and hearing
        • The ability to lift and move equipment up to 30 pounds #LI-MJ

Keywords: Bruker, Camarillo , Sr. MEMS Scientist, AFM Probes Development, Other , Camarillo, California

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