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With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.


Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 2,700+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.


Job Purpose

The Research Scientist will be working in R&D Engineering group at Electrical Failure Analysis (EFA) Division, Fremont, CA. The group is responsible for developing advanced integrated circuits analysis and circuit editing tools to meet the demands and challenges of advanced processing of semiconductor integrated circuits that lie at the core of the Hi-Tech world. This is a temporary position with potential to convert into full-time.


Duties and responsibilities


The primary goal of the Research Scientist is to develop analytical technologies to push the envelope for defect localization and microscopy technologies.

  • Find creative solutions to identify and localize  defects and failures in the future generations of integrated circuits.
  • Works with senior engineers to conduct proof-of-concept studies and to develop product concepts.
  • Interfaces effectively with multidisciplinary engineering colleagues to ensure that product requirements are properly understood and implemented in the prototype according to the specifications.
  • Investigates applications of existing technologies in other domains. Works with product marketing to understand unmet needs and requirements in those domains.
  • Support operations and applications team to resolve customer issues.




  • PhD in Physics,  Electrical Engineering or other relevant disciplines. MS with relevant coursework or  experience are also considered.
  • Conversant  in semiconductor IC process technology and nano-fabrication
  • Hands-on expert in design, setup and execution of experiments including optics, electronics, measurement systems
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following technologies: FIB, SEM, Thermal and NIR imaging
  • Proficient in Data analysis including statistical methods
  • Fluent in Matlab, Python
  • Creative problem solver and resourceful
  • Self-motivated, organized, customer focused and enjoys challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.