Research Scientist, Epitaxial Growth
CREE - Durham, NC

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The LED Lighting Revolution will not come to life on its’ own; people, corporations and institutions are the LED Lighting Revolutionaries. Creating light consumes energy. The least expensive, most secure and cleanest energy is the energy that is not used. At Cree, we are pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution byshowing the world what is possible when market leading LED products, technology and engineering innovation are combined.

Now is your chance to join the revolution. Imagine your impact on the world’s energy resources as you help us create new LED lighting products that will reduce the damaging effects of energy inefficiency on our economies and environments. When you join Cree, not only will you be helping to realize energy efficient lighting products in every country, city and home but you’ll find yourself in a fast-paced and satisfying work environment where your keen intelligence and top-notch work ethic will make you an integral member of our cutting edge engineering teams.

We currently have an opening for a Research Scientist, Epitaxial Growth within our LED’s Epi R&D group in Durham, North Carolina. We hope you’ll read on to see if you have what it takes to join the revolution.

This position is responsible for development and improvement of Epitaxial processes for III-N LED products. The successful candidate will be a resourceful, hands-on, problem solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical problems while managing one or more development efforts. The person should thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented atmosphere.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with a team of Scientists, Engineers and Technicians to develop, improve and integrate new epitaxial growth processes for III-V, Nitride-based LED products.

Take ownership of MOCVD reactors and processes including scheduling, data analysis, layer characterization, directing equipment maintenance, and experimental design.

Lead process-improvement and new-product-introduction projects and coordinate process transfers to production teams including complete product qualification.

Support the development ofnext generation LED chip technologies for solid state lighting applications.

Minimum Requirements:
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics or other degree.

This position is open to candidates with no semiconductor growth experience but who have demonstrated semiconductor processing ability. New or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Strong written and oral communications skills. Able to summarize data and communicate findings quickly to support a 24x7 R&D operation.

Desire to work in a 24x7 manufacturing environment with strong development focus.

Passion to “do whatever it takes” to make things happen.

Preferred Requirements:
Semiconductor wafer fabrication experience (industrial or academic environments).

0-5 years experience in the semiconductor industry in a manufacturing or R&D capacity .

Experience with databases and data analysis tools (SQL, Access, JMP, Excel, etc.).

Relevant work experience, such as III-V epitaxial layer growth or III-V LED experience (preferred, not required).

If you think you can find a home as one of our LED Lighting Revolutionaries, then apply online. We actually do look at every resume and will get in touch with you directly if we think you’ve got what it takes. The process will take only 5-10 minutes, and our recruiting team will contact you within one week if we are interested in discussing this opportunity further.

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Cree has its name in lights. Its blue, green, and near-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) -- made from silicon carbide (SiC) and...