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Research Council Officer, Semiconductor Electron-Beam Lithography Engineer

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Advanced Electronics and Photonics 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English 

 

Note

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.

 

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.  You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

 

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

 

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

 

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 

 

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

 

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Semiconductor Electron-Beam Lithography Engineer to work for the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) within our Advanced Electronics and Photonics (AEP) Research Centre. The successful candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


This position will focus on activities related to system processes and actively contribute to the lithography engineering team.


Working with clients and partners, the National Research Council Canada provides strategic research, innovation support, scientific, and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. The CPFC offers our clients and partners access to cutting-edge photonics device fabrication services providing simulation, design, fabrication, testing, characterization, and prototyping services to help move innovative photonic and electronic devices to market. It plays a key role in NRC’s Challenge Programs.


The key activities of the Semiconductor Electron-Beam Lithography Engineer are:

  • Ensure that Electron-Beam Lithography goals are met and effectively contribute to overall CPFC goals.
  • Maintain a comprehensive record keeping and the provision of detailed reports to clients, and publications where appropriate.
  • Establish validation and verification criteria for new processes and products to address new client/project needs and Identify opportunities for process improvements.
  • Create and revise documentation detailing production processes.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the associated electron beam lithography computer software (design layout and proximity correction) and metrology equipment.
  • Take a leadership role in the training and support of more junior technical staff across multiple shifts.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to researchers looking to incorporate Electron-Beam lithography into the device designs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

Bachelor’s degree in the Physical, Chemical, Materials Sciences; or Chemical or Electrical Engineering.


A PhD or Master’s in one of these disciplines will be considered an asset.

 

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Extensive relevant hands-on experience in an R&D or semiconductor production environment.
  • Significant and recent experience in semiconductor Electron-Beam Lithography (EBL) and processes (process optimization, CD control, and photoresist process optimization).
  • Significant experience in Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Experience with Raith EBL system would be considered an asset

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

 

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Solid knowledge in Electron-Beam Lithography and its characterization techniques as they relate to other processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of resist chemistries and processing.
  • Solid knowledge of the use of design of experiments, process control checks, trend charts, WIP tracking and paperless MES.
  • Solid knowledge of process improvement, optimization to ensure robustness and reliability.
  • Solid knowledge of safe practices for working with chemicals, compressed gases, liquid nitrogen, and electrical, mechanical, and vacuum systems.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and carry out all steps needed for the prototyping of microfabricated semiconductor devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize problems with complex processes or fabrication tools and assist with/determine possible causes and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the dynamic interaction of process steps across various fabrication areas

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research - Partnering (Level 1)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research

 

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Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $56,374 to $159,364 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.

Notes

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • The incumbent is expected to work in a clean room laboratory environment and follow the established health and safety guidelines.
  • Willingness to work with hazardous materials and/or situations.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11681) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 343-552-7798

Closing Date: 4 January 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time

 

 

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