• Materials Research Scientist - Wolfspeed

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Power Engineering
  • Job Description

    Cree-Wolfspeed Materials R&D is looking for a Research Scientist with a good understanding of crystalline materials behavior, experience with process statistics and 2D/3D modeling.


    What can Cree do for you?

    • 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
    • The world runs on power and our SiC wide bandgap semiconductors far outperform conventional silicon components and set new standards for efficiency and reliability 

    What can you do for Cree?

    • Carry out research within the SiC applied scientific field that involves development and design work
    • Optimize crystal growth and wafer based processes and technology
    • Implement innovative solutions to SiC technology problems
    • Drive cutting edge technology to high yield producibility
    • Develop project plans, technical approaches, timelines and deliverables for assigned projects
    • Work on several projects, simultaneously and deliver results in complete ownership
    • 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 Materials, Chemical, Ceramics, Electrical Engineering, or Physical Science with Engineering degree, or MS with 5+ years of related industrial R&D experience
    • Good understanding of crystalline materials
    • Statistical data analysis skills and experience
    • Computational skills towards thermal modeling and technical drawings
    • Hands on electrical and mechanical skills and experience
    • Vacuum technology knowledge background
    • Independent thinking, attention to detail, strong organizational and planning abilities
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong leadership skills, high energy, self motivated with “whatever it takes” attitude
    • Ability to work constructively with a team of manufacturing personnel, engineers and technicians 

    Highly preferred skills and certifications

    • Characterization skills such as XRD, SEM, TEM, Raman, PL
    • Knowledge in SiC and related materials
    • Simulation and data analysis skills and experience on tools such as FE multi physics simulation, COMSOL, ANSYS , Mathematica, FIDAP, Autodesk Inventor, ProE, AutoCAD, SEQUEL, JMP, R, TensorFlow, PyTorch, MXNet, or similar


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    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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