Sr Materials/Chemical Analyst

Sr Materials/Chemical Analyst

LaCie Seagate
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

About our group:

The Materials Science Lab at Seagate Fremont Research Center is a leader in materials and chemical analysis, thin film characterization, defect identification, and KPIV/mechanism understanding for magnetic media R&D. The lab works with product development, worldwide materials labs, and manufacturing to understand complicated materials and performance issues, provide solution paths, in-depth analysis, and develop novel applications for lab instrumentation. The lab is well-equipped with a variety of analytical, micro-analytical, spectroscopic, microscopic, and surface sensitive instrumentation: TOF-SIMS, XPS, SEM/EDX, FIB/TEM, AFM, Raman, FTIR, GD-OES, LC/MS, GC/MS, ICP-MS, GPC, IC, TMIC, WCA

About the role - you will:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of materials & inorganic chemistry and instrumentation,
  • Provide in-depth analysis and analytical expertise
  • Collaborate with the process line and development groups at Seagate to anticipate reliability issues, improve media yield, troubleshoot process line contaminants, and design novel methods for mechanism understanding.

About you:

  • Strong problem solving
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Comfortable with instrumentation and hands-on work
  • Work independently and collaborate across functional team
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Detail oriented.

Your experience includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in (Materials, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent field and 5+ years experience, or Master's Degree in same and 3+ years experience, or PHD and 0+ years of experience or equivalent education and experience

You might also have:
  • Experience with hands-on operation of multiple instrumentation.
  • Strong materials characterization, data interpretation, and big data analysis background is a plus.


Fremont, USA, Research Center
Our Gold LEED-certified Fremont product-design campus drives innovation, bringing together a diverse set of engineering, design, operations, support and administrative teams. The site is equipped with state-of-the-art clean room and lab space. On-site social activities are popular, including our annual BBQ, ice cream social, and holiday events. Wellness programs, gaming rooms and the on-site fitness center help round out and balance your Seagate work-life experience, along with opportunities to give back to our local community.

Travel: None

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