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Technical Staff: Electronic Materials/Devices & Hardware Systems

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

Job Description

B.S or M.S. with background in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent with experience characterizing and building new devices and materials in research environments.

We seek technical staff to support research for various projects.  Possible duties include designing and building experimental test setups, performing device testing, developing device and materials fabrication processes, and building new systems.   Positions are initially for a fixed term and have the potential to become regular hires.

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and a cover letter that describes examples of past project achievements.



  • B.S or M.S. with background in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience characterizing and building new devices and materials in research environments.
  • Strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills.



We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). 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.

The Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory (EMDL) and the Hardware Systems Laboratory (HSL) are a group of physical scientists and engineers with a passion for identifying future hardware needs and a history of innovation in creating new technologies to meet those needs. Our current research areas include printed electronics, novel printing systems, 3D printing, energy devices and systems, hierarchical structural materials, RF and IR metamaterials, MEMS, displays, amorphous and polycrystalline silicon systems, x-ray imaging, acoustic imaging, optoelectronic semiconductors, visible and UV lasers and LEDs, compact optical sensing systems, drug delivery, biosensors and bio-medical instrumentation.