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Simulation Scientist (m/f/d)

Job Posting Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Location:  Berlin GmbH
Contract Type:  Permanent Position


Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solution Division on MKS Instruments, develops leading process and manufacturing technologies for advanced surface modification, electroless and electrolytic plating, and surface finishing. Applying a comprehensive systems-and-solutions approach, Atotech's portfolio includes chemistry, equipment, software, and services for innovative and high-technology applications. These solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including datacenter, consumer electronics and communications infrastructure, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances.


With its well-established innovative strength and industry-leading global TechCenter network, MKS delivers pioneering solutions through its Atotech brand - combined with unparalleled on-site support for customers worldwide. For more information about Atotech, please visit us at


In your role as Simulation Scientist (m/f/d) you will be part of the global cross-functional team to translate customer requirements into Atotech solutions. You will participate in projects to develop and optimize our products and processes and support our existing product portfolio during customer handover.


Your responsibilities:


  • Support of various development projects through molecular modeling
  • Execution of computer calculations and their evaluation on different size scales
  • Programming of analysis software and scripts
  • Planning, control, execution and evaluation of development projects according to project planning, if necessary, project management
  • Carrying out literature and patent research
  • Preparation of documentation, documents, regulations and reports
  • Presentation of results internally as well as externally, if necessary, preparation of publications
  • Ensuring confidentiality in the area for which you are responsible
  • Support in the administration of an HPC cluster
  • Contact person and advisor for employees and external parties in case of subject-specific concerns
  • Active participation in interdisciplinary and international project teams


Your skills and competences:


  • Completed university studies in chemistry, physics or similar qualification, doctorate desired
  • Several years of experience in the field of theoretical and physical chemistry or solid state physics
  • Experience with common quantum chemistry and/or force field software
  • Very good Linux and programming skills (Python and similar)
  • First work experience in the area of data engineering / machine learning advantageous
  • Work experience in the area of semiconductor process technology and / or printed circuit board process technology advantageous
  • Experience in working with Linux-based HPC clusters
  • Business fluent in English
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Analytical thinking, entrepreneurial thinking and acting, organizational skills, communication skills, ability to work in a team and structured way in a dynamic environment
  • Willingness to travel, also on business trips required at short notice




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