Research & Development Engineer (7119U) - 10465

San Francisco
Sep 21, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research & Development Engineer (7119U) - 10465 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 1, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Radio Astronomy Laboratory (RAL) was created in 1958 to foster research in radio astronomy, a discipline that naturally extends beyond the borders of traditional academic departments at Berkeley. Over the years, faculty and graduate students from the Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Geology and Geophysics departments have made use of the RAL's facilities.

  • Under general supervision, applicant participates in the micro-fabrication of millimeter wave detectors in the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory, including a nine layer, 24 step process flow on silicon wafers with metal and insulating layers.
  • Process engineering of the following materials: metal, oxide, and nitride deposition; optical lithography; and metal and dielectric etching.
  • Under general supervision, participates in process characterization, metrology, and analysis; and develops process flow and techniques to improve the yield of detector wafers.
  • Under general supervision, assists with maintenance and upgrades for tools used in our detector fabrication process.
  • Gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports.
  • Work subject to review by more senior level Engineers.
  • Assists with implementation of business processes.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in micro-fabrication is required.
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.
  • Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science in related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with mentioned processes and machines are desirable.
  • Familiarity with CAD design software such as L-Edit and AutoCAD are also desirable.

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a contract appointment, with an end date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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