MEMS Researcher - Stress Engineering

Palo Alto, CA | hardware research and engineering

Job Description

Ph.D in ME or EE, Applied Physics, or equivalent with experience in MEMS design and thin film deposition and characterization.

PARC is seeking a talented and driven researcher for a position in the Hardware Systems Laboratory.  The position will support several new projects involving design, fabrication, and measurement of stress engineered thin film structures.   Expertise in designing and fabricating MEMS in a clean-room environment is essential, as is experience taking sensitive experimental measurements.  Hands-on experience with thermal systems and electronics design, as well as physical system modeling, is also desired.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Ph.D in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in MEMS design and fabrication
  • Expertise in thin film deposition and characterization
  • Hands-on experience in analytical/materials characterization techniques for stress analysis and mechanical characterization of thin films
  • Low temperature packaging experience a plus
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics, E&M, and basic electronics


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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