Staff Scientist- Thin Film Processing

Staff Scientist- Thin Film Processing

Job Summary:

The Advanced Thin Film Technologies (ATFT) Group is seeking a Material Scientist familiar with process development and characterization of opto-electronic thin film materials. The mission for this position is to conceive and develop innovative thin film technologies toward solving cutting-edge problems related to microelectronics, energy conversion, quantum sciences, photodetection and national defense.


You will be responsible for thin-film process development using the deposition techniques of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD, Preferred), Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Sputtering, E-beam, and Thermal Evaporation. The candidate is expected to have a strong handle on thin film analysis using techniques such as XPS, TEM, FTIR, Ellipsometry etc. The process development will be guided by adequate design-of-experiment to meet the technical objectives of the programs. The position requires the ability to work on multiple programs in parallel and to work with other members/collaborators with different technical expertise (ex. ceramics, optics, semiconductor). The position also comes with the responsibility of producing strong research proposals, technical reports, and conference presentations. The candidate will have a traveling responsibility of up to 10%.


  • A Masters or a PhD in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or related Engineering discipline
  • Experience* in thin film processes by ALD (preferred), CVD, Sputtering, E-beam
  • Experience* in materials characterization by XPS, FTIR, RBS, XRD
  • Experience* in electronic characterization by CV and IV probes
  • Experience* in vacuum science and vacuum hardware design
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of materials optical and electronic properties
  • Knowledge of semiconductor devices fabrication and related Physics is preferred
  • Must possess strong writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a diverse team

*Min. 2 years of professional experience

About RMD:

RMD is seeking an experienced Staff Scientist for our Advanced Thin Film Technologies group. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications.  RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment.  The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their entrepreneurial spirit with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit.  To learn more, please check us out at


RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


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