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RAMP Materials Scientist Intern - PhD

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Location: Fremont, CA, United States 
Req ID: 9000001422

Description

We deliver the possibilities of data. You define what’s possible.

 

The power of data is undeniable. A world that’s more predictive, more productive and more personal enables smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections. As a leading provider of data storage devices and solutions, Western Digital delivers the possibilities of data. Join the team, and define what’s possible.

 

University Recruitment is looking for highly self-directed people to assume these technical roles and immediately contribute to the development of our newest storage products.  We’re seeking highly motivated students to be a part of our RAMP program.  These paid summer internship opportunities are designed to jump start your career, offering on-the-job training and a robust summer of events.  As a RAMP participant, you'll work alongside technology industry professionals on real-world projects, giving you the tools and experience to get your career off the ground.  Additionally, Ramp participants will attend networking events, participate in workshops, and present to the WD leadership team.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current student, pursuing a PhD in Electrical, Computer, Software, Mechanical, Material Science Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics, and graduating between December 2018 and June 2019
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical skills in area of study
  • Interest in HDD, flash, semiconductor, components, nonvolatile memory industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong team-player who can collaborate with colleagues

The candidate will study materials used in HAMR  fabrication to  improve reliability and performance. A fundamental challenge to technology is material robustness at elevated temperatures. The candidate will study the details of the interactions between materials used in HAMR heads to provide insight into failure mechanisms an how to improve.


 
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Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 

 

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