The Sensors, Actuators, & Microsystems (SAM) team is looking for a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) research scientist for the development of MEMS ultrasonic technologies. The scientist will work with a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the development of miniaturized ultrasonic transducers.
The job responsibilities will include:
- Designing piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUT)
- Developing mechanical and acoustic analytical, finite element, and/or finite-difference time-domain models
- Designing MEMS fabrication processes and working with the process integration team to ensure successful devices
- Building electrical and acoustic test setups and PCB circuits for characterizing pMUT devices
- Specifying integrated circuit and packaging requirements for MEMS devices and communicating the requirements to the respective teams
- PhD in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Applied Physics or equivalent
- 5 years experience in MEMS
- Good intuition and a deep understanding of thin-film piezoelectric materials (AlN, PZT, etc.) and structures
- Experience with MEMS electromechanical and acoustic modeling as well as beamforming
- Knowledge of typical MEMS fabrication processes, with some experience in microfabrication.
- Experience with finite element software such as COMSOL, Coventorware, or Ansys.
- Software programming skills for data analysis, such as MATLAB or Python.
- Knowledge of circuit architectures for MEMS sensors
- Good communication and presentation skills
- Ability to work independently, as well as being an excellent team player.