Berkeley Lab's Material Sciences Division has a new opening for a EUV Interferometry Project Scientist. This role will work on an external contract from KLA to design and develop an EUV wavefront sensor based on Lateral Shearing Interferometry (LSI) to test the alignment of their mask inspection tool. The Scientist will serve as the primary point of contact between KLA and the Center for X-ray Optics (CXRO) for this project, and will work with scientific staff at both KLA and at CXRO on the design and deployment of the sensor.
What You Will Do:
Design and build simulation software to study the interferometer and carry out an analysis of systematic errors in the system.
Design and model the optical geometry of the system, including preliminary null tests and the setup for the production tool.
Develop instrument control software for operating the experiments.
Travel on-site to KLA to help set up, run, and analyze data for the experiments. Attend and present in weekly meetings with KLA scientific and engineering personnel.
What is Required:
PhD in Optics, Optical Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination and education and work experience.
Experience working with EUV systems such as lithography or inspection tools.
Experience with vacuum systems.
Experience working in clean rooms (class 1000 and below).
Experience modeling EUV optical systems in Zemax or related software.
Experience developing and deploying software for instrument control of complex tooling.
Strong command of MATLAB and object-oriented programming, C programming, and MEX files.
Strong understanding of Fourier and Statistical Optics, in particular partially coherent imaging principles.
Strong understanding of linear algebra.
Experience with RCWA or FDTD 3D electromagnetic simulations.
Experience working with external vendors and sourcing equipment.
Experience with Lateral Shearing Interferometry preferred.
Understanding of software architecture: MVC patterns, software repositories (git).
This is a full-time 1 year, term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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