Member of Technical Staff, X-ray Group

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Job Description

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Covalent Metrology is seeking an experienced, full time Member of Technical Staff (MTS) for our X-ray group based in Sunnyvale Ca. You will have the chance to work with state-of-the-art X-ray systems with an emphasis on materials and device characterization.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform sample measurements, analyze data, interpret, and report on a wide variety of material systems using X-ray techniques 
  • Where needed, develop new methods for measuring relevant parameters with the assistance of the Covalent team
  • Help manage installation, maintenance, and system performance of the X-ray toolset 
  • Interact with customers on an ongoing basis  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive knowledge of X-ray techniques including XRF, XRR, TXRF, XRD and SAXS


  •  Master’s degree in Materials Science, Physics or equivalent is required (PhD is optional) 
  • At least two years of related experience required 

Covalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates with diverse experience sets to apply.

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More About Covalent

Covalent Metrology’s mission is to level the playing field and ensure that clients of all sizes have access to outstanding data generated quickly and cost-effectively. High quality experimental data is the lifeblood of any successful commercial R&D program. Too many companies operate blindly without critical data because the proper tool is not available in-house and sending samples out to service labs can be slow, frustrating, and expensive. Data that is generated in-house can be unreliable or imprecise if tools are not properly calibrated, are obsolete, in disrepair or not properly operated.  

Covalent’s Analytical Services and Metrology Partners units are open for business and on a mission to provide and enable better, faster, and cheaper data for every client. Covalent now has over 500 customers in 30+ industries and a new 24,000 ft lab in Sunnyvale, CA houses >$10M in state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation.