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Post-Doctoral Fellow or Researcher - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 6, 2022

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Position Title:
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Faculty - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The Opportunity:

A post-doctoral fellow opportunity is available immediately in the Packard Research Group in the area of mechanics for microelectronics/controlled spalling. Funding is restricted to U.S.-born citizens. Position is open to a post-doctoral fellow or a researcher. Hours and length of contract are negotiable and allow for flexiblilty. The work location is on-campus at Colorado School of Mines.

Responsibilities under the direction from Dr. Corinne Packard:
  • Independently execute research and development of controlled spalling of single crystal wafers
  • Model, design and improve processes for controlled spalling
  • Maintain excellent safety, data management, and record keeping protocols
  • Collaborate with and manage junior graduate students in the research group
Must have:
  • Experience in Mechanical modeling (for instance, finite element analysis, FEA, analytical modeling, stress modeling, multilayer modeling)
Great to have experience or interest in multiple areas below:
  • Clean room experience, including film disposition and photolighography
  • Wafer handling experience. 2”-6” experience, particularly in Ge, GaAs, or non-Si wafer technologies
  • Engineering/adapting custom fixtures
  • Electroplating experience
  • Materials metrology experience, including atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, curvature measurements, x-ray diffraction, contact and non-contact profilometry
  • Chemical etching and wafer cleaning experience, particularly specific to III-Vs
  • Process development for thin (<100 micrometer thick) film handling

About Mines & Golden, CO:

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.

Learn about the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at

Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range:

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards:
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and bleeding edge technology. For more information, visit Mines benefits .

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a Cover Letter (highliting project-relevant skills and interests) and CV (required).

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Background Investigation Required:

Advertised: Nov 17, 2022 Mountain Standard Time
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