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Technologist - Thin Film Magnetism

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000026500


The WD San Jose Research Center is a world-class research laboratory located in San Jose, California. Research activities at the lab focus on all aspects of information storage and storage architecture. The lab houses more than 80 researchers, most of whom have PhDs in Engineering, Physics or related disciplines.


Job Position:

The job opening is for a full-time Research Staff Member in the emerging non-volatile memory materials group.  The mission of the group is to develop materials for exploratory non-volatile memories such as Phase Change, ReRAM and MRAM.  We are looking for a scientist/engineer with a strong background in sputtering and thin film magnetism to develop MRAM materials. The candidate will sputter films using multi-target sputter systems and characterize magnetic and transport properties using a variety of techniques and tools such as polar Kerr, VSM, 4 point probes, XRD, and PPMS. The candidate will actively collaborate with other thin film materials scientists as well as with a nanofabrication team and device characterization team.


  • Minimum of a Ph.D degree in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field.  Non-Ph.D. candidates with extensive industrial experience may also be considered.
  • The candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art thin film sputter deposition
    • Hands-on experience with magnetic characterization techniques
    • Deep knowledge of magnetism and magnetic materials
    • Demonstrated ability to self-direct a research project.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to both work independently and in a team environment are essential.