• Research Scientist - Wolfspeed R&D

    Job Locations US-NC-Research Triangle Park
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    RF Engineering
  • Job Description


    Wolfspeed is a growing part of the Cree organization. The Wolfspeed Materials R&D team is looking for a high potential, resourceful, hands-on, problem solving Research Scientist with a good understanding of materials behavior and capacity to quickly grasp and solve technical challenges. A solid background in semiconductor materials with strong analytical and leadership skills are necessary to enable successful execution of both new process development and improvement of existing processes in a fast paced manufacturing environment.


    What can Wolfspeed do for you?

    • The world runs on power and our SiC wide bandgap semiconductors far outperform conventional silicon components and set new standards for efficiency and reliability
    • Join the company that is a global leader in the manufacturing of 4H Silicon Carbide (SiC) substrates, SiC and III-Nitride epitaxial wafers.
    • Be part of the team that has long proven expertise in SiC and GaN materials technology advancement with the focus and commitment to bring high quality solution platforms across all applications

    What can you do for Wolfspeed?

    • Lead research within the SiC applied scientific field that involves development and design work.
    • Develop SiC processes that are well understood and manufacturable
    • Implement innovative solutions to SiC technology problems and create opportunities to enhance technical methodology through expansion of existing or development of new efforts.
    • Develop project plans, technical approaches, timelines and deliverables for assigned projects.
    • Work on several projects, simultaneously and deliver results in complete ownership within a 24x7 manufacturing environment.
    • Work to establish practices which include employees’ positive involvement with opportunity for constructive input and action.
    • Establish accountability for problem solving both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need.

    What you need for success

    • PhD in Applied Materials, Chemical, Ceramics or Physical Science with engineering degree
    • Strong process understanding
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Independent thinking, attention to detail, strong organizational and planning abilities
    • Statistical data analysis skills and experience
    • Design of experiments and data interpretation skills
    • Willingness to provide a “hands on” approach
    • Strong leadership skills, high energy, self motivated attitude with an ability to work constructively with a team of manufacturing personnel, engineers and technicians
    • Self-starter with “whatever it takes” attitude

    Highly preferred skills and certifications

    • Knowledge in SiC and related materials
    • Hands on mechanical experience
    • Vacuum technology knowledge background



    At Cree, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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