Job position at Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, CA. Deadline is on

Research & Development Scientist

R&D: AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy)

Job summary
Asylum Research designs, develops, and manufactures Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs), high precision imaging systems used in a wide range of applications from life science to semiconductors and everything in between. We are part of a successful global technology company, Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and academic research.

Asylum Research is looking for a curious, enthusiastic R&D Scientist who has a creative approach to problem-solving. The successful candidate will develop measurement solutions that delight customers, distinguishing Asylum Research from competitors with performance, scientific rigor and clarity. These measurement solutions will be in critical application areas of AFM, such as 2D materials, quantum devices, polymers, functional materials, energy production/storage, and beyond-Moore’s-Law computing. The R&D Scientist will conceive, implement, and test algorithms that enable even a novice AFM user to obtain excellent results in a measurement.


The right candidate will have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related discipline, with a required experimental focus on measurement using atomic force microscopy (AFM); a minimum of 3+ years of experience in advanced measurement using scanning probe microscopy; and direct experience with all stages of using an atomic force microscope: sample preparation, operation of the microscope, data/image analysis, interpretation and presentation of results. You are self-driven, a clear and enthusiastic communicator, and find motivation in helping others.

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