Based at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) in Bristol, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between OIPT and the York Plasma Institute, University of York.
The overarching objective of our KTP is to increase the spatial uniformity of large-area semiconductor plasma processing via the development of ‘structured’ electrodes. This will involve carrying out research via fluid-based plasma simulations and experimental measurements to investigate their impact when incorporated into an OIPT laboratory reactor.
OIPT produces advanced manufacturing tools for the etching and deposition of thin-films, ion beam and atomic-layer etching and deposition for semiconductor-devices with nanometre-sized features. Its core development strategy is to offer differentiated product solutions and enable their customers to develop advanced semiconductor devices for research and industrial production.
Your role will be to carry out research and apply numerical simulations to design structured electrodes for enhanced plasma processing uniformity. The results of these simulations will inform the production of structured electrodes for application in an OIPT reactor and the experimental investigation of their impact. You will work with the OIPT team to ensure knowledge is embedded and exploited for maximal efficiency gain and commercial benefit. In addition your role will include the development of collaborative working relationships, analysis and interpretation of research data and the reporting of findings.
Interview date: TBC
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