Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide­range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world­class manufacturing to deliver industry­leading innovation and quality to its global customers, Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com. Seagate’s facility in Springtown 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. Research & Development Scientist (Ref: RDS/149961) Working within the R&D department, the successful candidate will be responsible for research and development in the areas of transducer design and thin­film wafer processing for the manufacture of future generations of thin film magnetic and magneto­optic recording heads. The position will involve applying and extending the latest understanding of device physics and microfabrication technology to meet the challenges of this fast moving environment. Product and transducer design will involve modelling, prototyping and performance analysis of next generation 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. 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. Applicants must possess at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline such as physics, optics, optoelectronics, chemistry, materials, microelectronics, combined with at least 2 years relevant experience. A Masters level qualification or PhD in a relevant field would be desirable. 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. Click here for a detailed job description Click here to apply for this role If you require an alternative method of application, please email STST.email@example.com or telephone the Applications helpdesk on 02871 274174. Please note that you must demonstrate on the application how you meet the criteria for the role as identified above. Completed applications should be submitted no later than 4pm on Friday 23rd January 2014 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.