Research & Development Scientist Entry Level

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1391307

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Research & Development Scientist Entry Level based in Derry/Londonderry.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, Seagate can be found around the globe and at

Seagate’s facility in Springtown, Derry/Londonderry is among the most advanced in the world in the design, development  and volume manufacturing of recording heads. These are the microscopic devices  which write information to, and read information from, the recording disc inside a computer’s hard drive. The manufacturing process integrates technologies such as photolithography, high vacuum deposition and etch, electroplating, CMP and leading edge analysis and measurement systems, using the most advanced equipment in the data storage industry. The application of such technologies requires highly capable engineers and scientists.


(Ref: RDG/190286)

Working within the R&D department, the successful candidate will start their career in research and development within the highly complex area of transducer design and thin-film wafer processing for the manufacture of future generations of thin film magnetic and magneto-optic recording heads. The role holder will apply and extend the latest understanding of device physics, microfabrication technology and photonics to meet the challenges of this fast moving environment. Reporting to the Research & Development Manager, the successful candidate will work within an established team defining and driving these leading edge technologies into future data storage products.

Product and transducer design will involve modelling, prototyping and performance analysis of next generation magnetic and photonic materials / devices to meet customer requirements. Nano device development will involve the application of advanced lithography, vacuum deposition, plating, CMP and etch technologies using associated state of the art metrology techniques. The successful candidates will undergo an extensive training program that covers key aspects of these relevant technologies within the Research & Development department.

This role will be suitable for candidates who have completed undergraduate study and possess at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline such as physics, optics, optoelectronics, chemistry, materials or microelectronics. As the successful candidate will be at the beginning of their career in research and development, industrial experience is not essential. Please note that applicants must have eligibility to take up permanent employment in the UK without the requirement to be sponsored by Seagate.

Our competitive compensation & benefits package is reflective of Seagate’s “best in class” philosophy and includes a pension scheme, health insurance scheme, stock purchase plan, onsite gym and flexible working hours. For individuals with the drive to make a real contribution, the company offers exciting opportunities for growth. Seagate will provide you with the tools and support that you need to succeed within an established cutting edge company with a genuine commitment to training and development. 

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Closing date for this job advert which is Wednesday 27th February 2019 @4pm

Please note that you must demonstrate on the application how you meet the criteria for the role as identified above.

Please also note that the Company will not accept CV applications.

Seagate Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age, disability or ethnic origin. The Company specifically welcomes applications from the protestant community who are currently underrepresented in this job category.   All applications will be considered strictly on the basis of merit.