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Applied Scientist

hardware research and engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Applied Scientist, Prototype Devices and Circuits

About the Job

​The Prototype Devices and Circuits area of EMDL has an opening for an Applied Scientist in the area of Novel Printing Technologies and Applications. The group operates in many technical fields including:

  • Printing systems including xerographic, offset, flexo, gravure, inkjet and 3D printing systems
  • Complex optical systems for fast laser scanning applications
  • Aerosol generation and manipulation
  • Particle charging and control with electric fields  
  • Thin-film, large area, and flexible electronics
  • X-ray imaging
  • MEMS design and fabrication


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • Direct experience in two or more of the technical areas listed above
  • Hands-on lab experience, design, prototyping and testing of complex experiments and prototypes
  • Experience with complex data analysis
  • Strong record of research and innovative problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team player and leader
  • Broad knowledge of scientific and engineering fundamentals
  • Must qualify for immediate work authorization
  • Ability to gain permanent resident status

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong publication record
  • Experience in patenting
  • Track record of securing government funding


About the group and PARC:

The Prototype Devices and Circuits area of EMDL spans all levels of development from device design and materials research for thin film active circuits to system level hardware, software and electronics design and development for functional prototype systems.  We develop new technologies in PARC's in house cleanroom processing facility with capabilities in PECVD, LPCVD, PVD, ALD, photolithography, and plasma etching, and utilize PARC's machine shop, electronics prototyping (pick-and-place, reflow and solder rework) tools, and 3D printers.  

The Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory (EMDL) at PARC is a group of physicists, material scientists, electrical engineers, and chemists with a passion for identifying future hardware needs and a history of innovation in creating new technologies to meet those needs. Our current research includes optoelectronic devices, optical sensors and systems, thin film electronics, printed and flexible electronics, optical and mechanical microsystems, and printing technologies. We enjoy the opportunity to publish externally and engage in strategic research with a variety of partners, from start-ups to the Fortune 50.


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. 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.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.