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Sr Materials/Chemical Analyst


Fremont, CA, US

About our group:


The Materials Science Lab at Seagate Fremont Research Center is a leader in materials and chemical analysis, thin film characterization, defect identification, and KPIV/mechanism understanding for magnetic media R&D.  The lab works with product development, worldwide materials labs, and manufacturing to understand complicated materials and performance issues, provide solution paths, in-depth analysis, and develop novel applications for lab instrumentation. The lab is well-equipped with a variety of analytical, micro-analytical, spectroscopic, microscopic, and surface sensitive instrumentation: TOF-SIMS, XPS, SEM/EDX, FIB/TEM, AFM, Raman, FTIR, GD-OES, LC/MS, GC/MS, ICP-MS, GPC, IC, TMIC, WCA

About the role - you will:


  • Demonstrate your understanding of materials & inorganic chemistry and instrumentation,
  • Provide in-depth analysis and analytical expertise
  • Collaborate with the process line and development groups at Seagate to anticipate reliability issues, improve media yield, troubleshoot process line contaminants, and design novel methods for mechanism understanding.

About you:


  • Strong problem solving
  •  Critical thinking skills
  •  Excellent written and oral communication
  •  Highly self-motivated
  •  Comfortable with instrumentation and hands-on work
  •  Work independently and collaborate across functional team
  •  Strong multi-tasking and time management skills
  •  Detail oriented.

Your experience includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in (Materials, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent field and 5+ years experience, or Master’s Degree in same and 3+ years experience, or PHD and 0+ years of experience or equivalent education and experience


You might also have:


  • Experience with hands-on operation of multiple instrumentation.
  • Strong materials characterization, data interpretation, and big data analysis background is a plus.



 Fremont, USA, Research Center


Our Gold LEED-certified Fremont product-design campus drives innovation, bringing together a diverse set of engineering, design, operations, support and administrative teams. The site is equipped with state-of-the-art clean room and lab space. On-site social activities are popular, including our annual BBQ, ice cream social, and holiday events. Wellness programs, gaming rooms and the on-site fitness center help round out and balance your Seagate work-life experience, along with opportunities to give back to our local community.

Travel: None

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About Us

With more than four decades of storage innovation, Seagate empowers humanity to thrive in the data age and helps people and businesses navigate the ever-expanding data landscape. 

We craft precision-engineered, cutting-edge solutions that help the world store and manage exponential data growth.

Seagate is powered by our talented, passionate, and diverse workforce of 40,000 employees across the globe who embody our core values: integrity, innovation, and inclusion. Striving towards excellence every single day, we show up with these values for our customers, business partners, shareholders, and communities alike.

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