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Robert Olmon, Ph.D.

TD Senior Module Engineer

Intel Corporation

The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below.

Stephen Collins
Data Scientist
Quantitative Research & Analytics
2775 Sanders Road, Suite D2W, Northbrook, IL 60062
Telephone: 847-402-1465 Email:

J. Mike Mathew, SSgt, USAF
Air Force Officer Recruiter, 347th Recruiting Squadron
658 W Rte 173, Antioch, IL 60002
Comm: 847-838-3097
Cell: 847-946-3005
Fax: 847-838-3428

Dr. Steven A. Rabinowitz
Institute for Defense Analyses
Operational Evaluation Division
4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandriva, VA 22311-1882

We have an immediate opening for a new Research Staff Member and I want to bring the opportunity to the attention of any grad students or postdocs who may be interested.  IDA is a non-profit Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) under contract with the Department of Defense to provide independent, objective, and rigorous analyses of national security issues.  Our division supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense, reporting to Congress on the testing of new defense systems.  We are heavily involved in analyzing system designs and intended uses, developing appropriate evaluation methodologies, providing detailed test designs, and performing independent analyses of the results.     

The RSM slot is a full-time, permanent position with a generous salary and benefits.  It is a great opportunity for someone who might wish to apply their analytical skills to this important area of national security.  We spend much of our time writing, briefing, and meeting with Navy and other defense personnel, often explaining technical issues to non-scientists, so the position requires strong communication and teaching skills.  Since we deal with classified information, current American citizenship and the ability to obtain security clearance are mandatory.  Moderate travel is involved, and the position offers a rare chance to ride aboard some of the Navy’s newest ships, submarines, and aircraft.  The IDA atmosphere is quite collegial and academic, with excellent facilities and support services.

While the official job description mentions specific areas of technical and military experience as desirable, most of the training will be obtained on the job; a physics or astrophysics PhD student with a good analytical mind would be well qualified.  Experience in statistical data analysis is particularly helpful.  Of the approximately 110 analysts in our division, 75% have PhDs, with 60% of those earned in the physical sciences.  More than half of our overall staff (and the vast majority of our recent hires) came to IDA directly out of grad school or postdocs, with degrees from leading institutions such as Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Illinois, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, MIT, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Texas, UCSB, Wisconsin, and Yale.
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