[IBM Japan] Research Scientist

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Job Description

IBM Research Scientists are charting the future of Artificial Intelligence, creating breakthroughs in quantum computing, discovering how blockchain will reshape the enterprise, and much more. Join a team that is dedicated to applying science to some of today’s most complex challenges, whether it’s discovering a new way for doctors to help patients, teaming with environmentalists to clean up our waterways or enabling retailers to personalize customer service.

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking qualified and motivated candidates for a position in IBM research as an OPC (Optical Proximity Correction) Engineer within the semiconductor technology enablement organization. We seek candidates to be part of a dynamic and skilled IBM Research team developing computational lithography solutions for the world’s most advanced semiconductor technologies. This role will have broad coverage across the computational lithography landscape from optical to EUV and candidates should possess the skills to develop solutions across many technology nodes. Responsibilities for this role include:

– Collaborating with Patterning, Integration, Device and other organizations in DTCO (Design Technology Co-Optimization) forum to help develop RET (resolution enhancement technique) solutions for technology development

– Develop testmask solutions for early RET / Model / KW (keyword) development

– Develop OPC model and KW solutions for different layer/technology types across multiple OPC vendors

– Frequently engage with vendors and understand industry trends to stay at the leading edge of computational lithography development

– Interact with infrastructure teams to help improve runtime and optimize OPC solutions for high quality and fast turn around

– Develop automated solutions across RET/Model/KW/Testsite to drive quality improvements and more efficient solutions

Strong communication skills are necessary for this dynamic team environment.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Computer Engineering or related field

Knowledge of Lithography systems, optics or similar physics

Experience working in linux environments

Experience with task automation and scripting (makefile, Python, Bash, tcl)

3+ years of experience working in Computational lithography, OPC or similar role with experience in modeling and/or KW generation

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience with developing RET solutions

Company Info.


IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 290,000 employees serving clients in 177 countries. IBM Research provides unparalleled insight into business, industry and society by leveraging advanced computing architectures and methodologies to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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    Information Technology,Computer software,Computer hardware
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    New Orchard Road, Armonk, New York, NY 10504, USA
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