Reference : 571534

Senior Semiconductor Research Engineer

  • Research and Development
  • United States
    Faribault
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/21/2019

Position description

SAGE is all about its people, its products and its company culture. The vision of the company is to deliver a durable, reliable and high-performance energy-saving electrochromic product for buildings and to provide a healthier indoor environment for their occupants. Its award winning electronically tintable glass solution is second-to-none and recognized by Green Building, Inc. as one of the top ten green building products available on the market place.As a Senior Semiconductor Engineer you would be responsible for leading and supporting research on device performance and its relation to the physical properties of our thin film stacks. This work will support next generation products, as well further built a fundamental understanding of electrochromic devices. Electrochromic devices are complex, as their functioning relies on the optical and electrochemical properties of the layers, and the processing conditions used to create the stack. Your key focus will be understanding the relationship between the individual layers, interfaces and the final product performance to guide next generation device design. Strong knowledge of device physics in the semiconductor field is required. Experience with thin film processing and semiconductor characterization techniques would be a strong plus. You will be expected to shape and manage projects, design and execute experiments, and analyze samples and results. You would freely collaborate with your global colleagues and openly share ideas and results. If you feel drawn towards a dynamic work place and helping to bring a very new technology into the world, then Sage R&D might be the right place for you! Responsibilities include:

Experimental Research:

  • Plan, define, and execute research projects and/or programs on advanced electrochromic materials for SAGE glass including:

  • Experimental work at SAGE

  • Coordinate with pilot coater team on experimental thin film sample preparation on new materials, process studies etc.

  • Coordinate with production any experiments to assure transferability of any new solution

  • Setup experimental in-house characterization as well as external analysis

  • Data analysis and interpretation of obtained results

  • Establish adequate reporting of project advances, budgets, timelines, and documentation of results.

  • Strong collaboration within R&D team required.

External Collaborations/ Scientific Networking:

  • Follow relevant scientific work to field of Electrochrome materials, propose and setup required external collaboration for SAGE. 

Laboratory Management:

  • This individual will assume ownership of one or several analysis and characterization equipment. His/her responsibilities will include training other employees, performing measurements, maintenance and develop/improve instrument capabilities.

Patent Management:

  • Follow up any potential solutions in respect of freedom to use as well as assuring that relevant IP protection is obtained by SAGE for newly identified solutions. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD or post-doc with outstanding academic records, specialization in device and/or semiconductor physics 
  • Deep understanding device and materials design with the ability to propose and demonstrate novel solutions to improve the performance of existing technology
  • Strong background in material characterization relevant in field of semiconductors. Additional understanding of the interaction between semiconductors and electrochemistry – catalysis, photoelectrochemistry, a strong plus.
  • Experience in semiconductor research and/or industry, thin film deposition techniques desired.
  • Ability to design experiments (incl DOE format), execute experiments, data analysis and interpretation;
  • Experienced with project management, and carrying out (multiple) projects while being held accountable on project budget, timeline and deliverables
  • A great team-player who is open in sharing information and knowledge
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required, and ability to present technical results to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A strong scientific leadership is required to fill this position. Especially, the deepened understanding of electrochemistry in combination with electronic understanding of SAGE devices may permit to prepare a next generation more efficient electrochromic glazing responding to the improved requirements on aesthetics and switching speed.  

Additional description

Perks, Benefits and Compensation:

We know that talented people are attracted to companies with an amazing culture, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and outstanding career advancement opportunities. If hired you can expect;

  • Strong Compensation & Bonus Plan
  • Medical, Dental & Vision plans available from Day 1
  • 401K & Pension Plan
  • Competitive Vacation
  • Paid Parental Leave (12-20 weeks)
  • Outstanding Culture!
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Who are we ?

SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass controls sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating without the need for blinds or shades. SageGlass dramatically reduces energy demand and the need for HVAC by blocking up to 91 percent of solar heat. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by more than 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide.

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