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Associate Staff: Nanofabrication Process Engineer/Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement laboratories. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits, and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

Position Description

The group seeks a full-time fabrication engineer to maintain and improve processing of monolithic and 3D-integrated circuits for quantum information processing applications. This role will begin with a deep-dive into our core fabrication flow and will expand into an operational leadership position in our superconducting quantum bit (qubit) prototyping laboratory, which both Lincoln Laboratory scientists and external researchers nation-wide rely on for high-performance circuits to advance the state of the art in quantum computing hardware.

Through process maturation and skillful laboratory management, the successful candidate will drive improvements in device performance, yield, and reliability. Day-to-day tasks will include strategic decision-making and prioritization of projects, initiating and executing short-loop and full-flow fabrication runs, evaluating quality and performance metrics, gathering and analyzing data, and developing action plans. The role will also grow to include tasks related to laboratory management, including coordination of technicians, supply management, and equipment monitoring. These tasks will be distributed among the candidate and a small team of engineers and scientists with whom the candidate will be working closely. Effective communication with colleagues both within and outside their field of specialty is key to success in this role.

While some of the materials used for superconducting circuits may be different from those typically used in CMOS, our fabrication leverages standard back end of line CMOS techniques including metal deposition, photolithography, and etch. We welcome applications from candidates both with and without direct experience in quantum devices.

Requirements

M.S. in a field related to nanofabrication or microelectronics fabrication with at least 5 years of hands-on experience in micro/nanofabrication process engineering or process integration, or B.S. with 8+ years of experience. Experience directly managing small teams is a plus. Prior experience is desired in full process flow integration, and in operating systems for photolithography, plasma etch, physical vapor deposition, and vacuum systems. Prior experience also is desired in standardized process control, statistically designed experiments, process tool ownership, and statistical analysis software.

M.S. in a field related to nanofabrication or microelectronics fabrication with at least 5 years of hands-on experience in micro/nanofabrication process engineering or process integration, or B.S. with 8+ years of experience. Experience directly managing small teams is a plus. Prior experience is desired in full process flow integration, and in operating systems for photolithography, plasma etch, physical vapor deposition, and vacuum systems. Prior experience also is desired in standardized process control, statistically designed experiments, process tool ownership, and statistical analysis software.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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