We are looking for an

Application Scientist


Role Description

Nova is looking for an Application Scientist who is a highly technical, motivated individual to support our growth in the semiconductor. The Application Scientist is someone who will engage with Nova customers to develop high-value, innovative metrology applications in semiconductor manufacturing; apply robust statistical techniques to optimize applications for the high-volume manufacturing (HVM) fab environment: and provide region support for new product introduction and evaluation activities (beta, head-to-head).

About us:

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, mathematics, algorithms, software and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of what is possible in semiconductor manufacturing.
  • We invite you to join our dreamers and winners and brilliant high- aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges, and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
  • We dive deep to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology.

Why Nova:

  • Fortune magazine chose Nova as one of the fastest growing companies in the world in 2019 and 2020
  • Great Place to Work-Certified™ 2022 & 2023
  • Opportunity to collaborate with the best in this field, our 1000+ employees love coming to work every day in our offices across the globe and share their passion for technology and innovation 


What will you do as an Application Scientist?

  • Be a customer centric applications and product expert
  • Promote best known methods for Nova’s XPS/XRF solutions
  • Seek out opportunities to proliferate Nova’s X-ray solutions
  • Perform strategic customer demonstrations of Nova solutions
  • Support development of new application features and assist in their market penetration
  • Manage customer requests and requirements in a timely and professional manner
  • Support installation, maintenance and sustaining of Nova’s products
  • Assist end-users and Nova service engineers in troubleshooting Nova products in the field
  • Work with customer on joint publications and technical reports
  • Be able to travel up to 25%, both domestic and international


  • Degrees in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or relevant fields. Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 3-years experience in the semiconductor or manufacturing industry.
  • Key areas of expertise include SIMS, XPS/XRF, metrology, and semiconductor processing
  • Hands-on fab experience and strong background in semiconductor manufacturing processes (lithography, CMP, deposition, wet and dry etch) preferred
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and be able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with strong leadership skills are required
  • Good work ethics with the highest degree of integrity and dignity
  • Must be fluent in English language, both writing and verbal communications

Pay Range: $93,000- $108,000 Annually

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