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Undergraduate Student Worker, Center Support, NC State

We are currently seeking undergraduate candidates for new positions that support Center-level research programming efforts including those of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) and beyond. The RTNN (www.rtnn.org) is a partnership between the nanotechnology core facilities at NC State, Duke, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The aspirational vision of the RTNN is to identify and respond to emerging nanotechnology infrastructure needs that will enable researchers to address societal grand challenges of the next decade, using our facilities as a focal point for discussion and convergence of academic disciplines, industries, the public and private sector, and individuals.

Selected students will engage with faculty and staff at multiple institutions and become part of an innovative and enthusiastic team. Potential responsibilities and duties include coordinating and implementing education and outreach activities, disseminating Center materials to various stakeholder groups, maintaining Center resources (e.g., digital library, presentations, publications, correspondences, promotional materials), collecting and collating data from Center participants (e.g., patents, publications), supporting Center events (e.g., workshops), assisting with content identification and development for Center communications (e.g., website, newsletter, social media), and completing other required tasks as needed by Center leadership. This support will be critical to the success of the Center. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu with “Undergraduate Position, Center Program Support” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position can also be directed to this address. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.


Program Manager – RTNN

The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) Manager will be the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders (including users) seeking access, support, and information on facilities, equipment, and expertise of the RTNN. External users will include middle schools, high schools, community colleges, and industry researchers.

He/she will interface with these stakeholders to provide relevant information, coordinate paperwork for access to all necessary facilities, efficiently process contractual agreements as needed for each facility or university, assign each project to relevant staff members for execution, and create and coordinate educational activities and workshops. The Manager will also provide administrative support to the Leadership Team in scheduling of meetings and collection of performance metrics data.

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.


Multiple Positions within Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center

Please see the Center’s opportunities page for information about multiple staff positions.

NanoEarth Postdoctoral Associate – Virginia Tech

The position involves: (a) expanding our user base by developing new partnerships with researchers from non-traditional fields in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially in geosciences, environmental sciences, water and soil sciences, agricultural sciences, and related fields; (b) cultivating collaborative relationships with users to develop advanced research questions, assess required characterization techniques, support data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and contribute to preparation of peer-reviewed publications; (c) developing sampling protocols for nanoscale characterization of samples from natural environments and other complex media (e.g., wastewater); (d) participation in education and outreach activities; and (e) conduct center-initiated research under the direct supervision of the NanoEarth faculty leadership. Due to the nature of an NSF-funded national center, the position requires occasional work during weekdays after 5pm and weekend. Occasional travel may also be required.

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.


Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Washington

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for three tenure-track positions.  We are hiring in all areas of ECE, including devices, circuits, computer architecture, control systems, signal processing, and data science with particular interest in the following cross-cutting areas: Next generation computer engineering, including quantum computing, integrated photonics, circuits, computer organization and biological/neural computing;  inclusive technologies, including sustainable energy, embedded systems, and ethical AI/ML; and networking and/or data science with applications to space systems and infrastructure.

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.


Associate Director for Laboratory Operations Position, University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Nano Center (MNC) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks a new Associate Director for Laboratory Operations.

The candidate for Associate Director of Laboratory Operations should possess a masters or doctorate in a relevant field, and a proven record of accomplishment of research, development, or manufacturing in either an academic or industry setting. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in cleanroom operations and management, and broad knowledge of micro- and nano-fabrication processes and equipment. The candidate should also have experience in project and personnel management.

The position is responsible for:
Staff supervision, oversight of lab operations and equipment maintenance, safety compliance, external sales, facility and equipment training protocols, identification and acquisition of new capital equipment in the lab, assisting in annual budgeting and equipment rates setting, participating in NNCI program activities, leading the Northern Nano Lab Alliance (NNLA), a regional network of university fabrication facilities, and creating a workplace environment that promotes fairness, diversity, and equal opportunity, and that is consistent with the values of the University.

Applications must be submitted online at:
Internal UMN applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/343852
External applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343852


Surface Science Materials Characterization Technologist – Sandia National Lab

Are you passionate about research related to Surface Science Materials Characterization? We are seeking hardworking research laboratory support technologist.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Conduct materials characterization of surfaces to assist scientists and engineers in the performance of R&D, and perform qualitative and quantitative analyses for work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical applications of science or technology
  • Develop new experimental processes, utilize novel analytical techniques, establish new characterization methods, optimize existing laboratory and characterization techniques, and perform experiments
  • Develop, build, modify, repair, or maintain a wide variety of laboratory apparatus and equipment, and interface this equipment for data acquisition
  • Develop and maintain material and process specifications to support engineering and scientific processes and works with key suppliers
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation, statistical error analysis, materials characterization, and information extraction, and formally detail results for customers
  • Supports documentation and publication efforts, including the preparation of information for scientific and engineering publications
  • Performs work in a safe and compliant manner, seeks out subject matter expert advice as needed, and maintains the necessary documentation

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

R&D Electronics Engineer – MESA MicroFab (Experienced) – Sandia National Lab

Organization 05244, MESA III-V, Hetero-Integration, is seeking an R&D Electronics Engineer to perform work in the MESA MicroFab, supporting tool ownership, process/module development, and new equipment acquisition in areas of Metals and CVD.

On any given day, the selected applicant may be called upon to:

  • Preserve the capability and readiness of a set of semiconductor equipment.
  • Initiate, design, develop and integrate new semiconductor processes, including heterogeneous integration, for outstanding technologies and R&D.
  • Tackle sophisticated problems alongside world-class specialists in many fields.
  • Analyze data and recommend modifications to components, tools, or qualification procedures to meet desired specifications.
  • Make expert recommendations about equipment, capability, and technology needed.
  • Handle equipment support contracts and coordinate the work of vendor equipment support personnel.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.


Multiple Positions – Intel

  1. PTD Litho Module and Integration Device Yield Engineer

Intel Technology & Development (TD) team is looking for an engineer for the Lithography team. TD Lithography Module Engineers are responsible for the development and execution of current and next generation Lithography manufacturing processes. They enable manufacture of innovative device architectures, demonstrate manufacturing viability of complex novel processes, and execute the high-volume lines that manufacture revenue product.

In this job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

Design and execute experiments and analyze data necessary to develop processes that meet engineering specifications for manufacturing that include safety protocols, automation, facility and supply chain in addition to device performance and yield.

Participate in development of intellectual property that enables novel transistor and interconnect architecture, working with integrated module partners to create and realize novel process flows.

Lithography engineers work with industry partners and equipment suppliers to develop and implement equipment, identify equipment capability shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues, and implement preventative maintenance needed for stable process lines.

Install and qualify HVM capacity at the TD site during insitu ramp to HVM volumes and operate the manufacturing line in the manufacturing of revenue product.

Participate in the transfer of technology to other Intel factories via the Copy Exactly methodology through training and audit of installation/qualification to ensure matched processing across sites.

Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork, classes, research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other science or engineering field of study that includes relevant experimental work.

Minimum of 2 years of experimental lab work

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 6 months of academic or other experience in equipment or instrumentation troubleshooting, development and maintenance.

  1. PTD Litho Module and Integration Device Yield Engineer

Intel Technology & Development team is looking for an engineer for your Lithography team. Our TD Lithography Module Engineers are responsible for the development and execution of current and next generation Lithography manufacturing processes. They enable manufacture of innovative device architectures, demonstrate manufacturing viability of complex novel processes, and execute the high-volume lines that manufacture revenue product.

In this job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

Design and execute experiments and analyze data necessary to develop processes that meet engineering specifications for manufacturing that include safety protocols, automation, facility and supply chain in addition to device performance and yield.

Participate in development of intellectual property that enables novel transistor and interconnect architecture, working with integrated module partners to create and realize novel process flows.

Lithography engineers work with industry partners and equipment suppliers to develop and implement equipment, identify equipment capability shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues, and implement preventative maintenance needed for stable process lines.

Install and qualify HVM capacity at the TD site during insitu ramp to HVM volumes and operate the manufacturing line in the manufacturing of revenue product.

Participate in the transfer of technology to other Intel factories via the Copy Exactly methodology through training and audit of installation/qualification to ensure matched processing across sites.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the following behavioral traits:

Demonstrated experience with rapid analysis of complex process issues and identification of a solution path.

Proactive mindset, flexible to be self-directing and show initiative.

Communication skills and demonstrated ability to summarize complex data sets for technical and nontechnical audiences.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork, classes, research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess a Masters degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other science or engineering field with a minimum of 3 months of experimental lab work.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 3 months of academic or other experience involving hands-on work with equipment or instrumentation maintenance experience

  1. D1 Litho Day Shift Engineer

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is undergoing an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So, join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come. The process engineer role is multifaceted. The ideal candidate will have a passion for instrumentation and equipment with the goal of developing a robust manufacturable process module. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Defining and developing procedures and equipment configuration for the module with the end goal of maximizing quality, equipment availability and output. Defining projects to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity, and manufacturability requirements. Driving improvements on quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity and safety/ergonomic over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment, and operating personnel. Developing solutions to problems utilizing formal education, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools. Establishing the process control systems for the process module and sustains the module through volume ramp. Develops strategy to resolve difficult problems and establishes systems to deal with these problems in the future. In addition to these responsibilities, you will respond to production requests for material disposition and alarm response. What we offer: We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth. As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results. We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation).We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work. We’re constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. The experience listed below may be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelors in a STEM field (Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering etc. or expect the required degree within 4 months

If you are interested any of the Intel positions, please email your CV to shruti.seshadri@intel.com.


Managing Director, CHASE, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) is seeking a Deputy Director for Management. CHASE is a multi-million-dollar Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and headquartered in the Chemistry Department at UNC Chapel Hill with research partners at Yale University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina State University, and Emory University.

The Managing Director will serve as a member of a three-person Directorate to lead CHASE’s multifaceted, complex and evolving research program. The Managing Director will work with the Center Executive Committee and Governance Board to manage the science, intellectual property portfolio, and forward-facing identity of the Center; manage Center activities with off-site participants; play the lead role in ensuring compliance with the Department of Energy (DOE) award; execute quarterly and annual reports; and work with Center participants to develop programs for Center technical meetings. The Managing Director will be responsible for continually assessing and implementing mechanisms for communication among Center entities to maximize collaborative interactions with the goal of accelerating scientific breakthroughs for the realization of liquid solar fuels. The Managing Director will lead the annual budgeting process of the $40M grant for the Center and manage Center finances, providing recommendations to the Faculty Directors on mechanisms for funding research activities.

This opportunity requires extremely strong organizational and interpersonal skills, leadership experience, and a commitment to diversity, inclusivity and collegiality. This position will function with substantial independence and requires scientific literacy, independent decision-making, financial management skills, and the ability to develop and manage internal and external communications for a large center.

To learn more and apply, visit the job posting.


Multiple Positions, Tunoptix

Tunoptix is a fast-growing startup focused on revolutionizing the way optical systems are conceptualized, designed, and manufactured using nanotechnology and semiconductor processing. We combine semiconductor-defined meta-optics with advanced, AI-based image processing and proprietary design techniques to enable next-generation cameras. Tunoptix products will expand possibilities in the fields of machine vision, consumer electronics, medical endoscopy, 3D imaging, and hyperspectral imaging.

We currently have 3 open positions: AI Consultant – Computer Vision, Senior Software Developer – Full Stack, and Optical Test Engineer. If interested, please contact John.Fijol@ipgroup-inc.com.


Graduate Research Assistant, Post-doctoral Fellow: The IEN Center for Human-Centric Interfaces and Engineering, Georgia Tech, Yeo Research Group

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with previous research experience in flexible electronics.
  • Expertise: sensor fabrication, circuit design, signal processing, and machine learning.
  • US citizenship – preferred
  • Strong publication record

Job description:

  • Material integration and soft packaging
  • Sensor and electronics design and development
  • Wireless communication system development
  • Signal processing and analysis

If interested in any of these positions, please e-mail your application to Dr. Yeo (whyeo@gatech.edu). Please include a cover letter, full CV, summary of research, and contact information of three reference.


STEM Program Specialist at Hitachi

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Coordinator (STEM PC) has a primary function of supporting the global advancement of the  Hitachi High-Tech America’s (HTA) Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program (STEM-EOP) initiative..  The STEM PC position has responsibility for leading the day-to-day program operations.  These include supporting events and outreaches, monitoring & reporting on project milestones, and creating official project records.  The STEM-PC also maintains and updates social/digital media and the STEM-EP calendar.  This position will require the STEM PC to, in person or virtually install, track, remove, and deliver the Tabletop Microscope (TM)  from multiple locations as directed.  The STEM PC also provides educational training on the microscope usage as needed.   

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.


Post-doctoral Research Associate, Advanced Electron Microscopy, Northwestern NUANCE Facility

A postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available at Northwestern University
in the area of advanced applications of in-situ and aberration-corrected S/TEM on various
materials systems including all-solid-state batteries, catalysts, organic perovskite solar cells, and
metal–organic frameworks. The candidate will perform research on the degradation/evolution
process of these materials under different stimuli and environments utilizing advanced S/TEMs
equipped with in-situ K2/K3 direct electron detectors. The candidate will also collaborate with
Nano-Fabrication Facility (NUFAB) team to design and fabricate customized chips used in
operando S/TEM experiments.

More information about the position is available here. To apply, please email CV, research statement (2-3 pages), and three academic reference letters to: nuance@northwestern.edu


Post-doc at Minnesota Nano Center

The Minnesota Nano Center, in coordination with the Koester NanoDevice Research Lab, is seeking a postdoctoral candidate in the area of quantum device processing and fabrication.  The position will involve two main roles.  The first role is to develop processes using a newly acquired AJA ultra-high-vacuum deposition system, with a key focus on superconducting materials and qubits.  The second role is to develop processes for assembly of high-purity 2D material heterostructures for use in quantum device research.  A candidate with a Ph.D. and strong background in nanofabrication, solid-state physics and quantum physics is desirable. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is September, 2021 and could be sooner. The duration is two years, with a possibility of extending to a third year depending on funding and performance.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, short description of research interests, and names and contact information for three references to Steven Koester (skoester@umn.edu).


Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Lab

Positions are frequently available in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). To view position descriptions and apply, please visit this website.


Student Opportunities

RTNN Student Ambassadors Program

The RTNN ambassadors program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from NC State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The purpose of the program is to engage students in the RTNN’s mission to build the user base. These students will represent the RTNN to visitors and program participants, increase awareness of the RTNN, and extend outreach capabilities. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet a variety of facility users and guests, network with other RTNN ambassadors, and actively participate in the planning and implementation of RTNN programming and events. To learn more and apply for the program, please visit the Student Ambassadors page.


NNCI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs

There are several REU programs focused on nanotechnology at NNCI sites across the country. Please visit the NNCI REU Page to learn more.


Free Facility Access

RTNN Kickstarter Program

In order to further our mission to serve as a hub of cutting-edge nanotechnology innovation and education, the RTNN has established a means to allow members of the nanotechnology and greater scientific communities, who would otherwise not have the financial resources, to use RTNN facilities. Visit our Kickstarter page for more information and an application form. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with two priority deadlines per year.


Rapid Turnaround Experiments Program

The Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) program through the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) at Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting proposals.  The PULSTAR Reactor Laboratory at North Carolina State University is pleased to be an NSUF partner institution and, as such, is available to perform Rapid Turnaround Experiment funded analyses for internal and external users.

Through the peer-reviewed RTE application process, NSUF provides external research teams with cost-free access to reactor, post-irradiation examination (PIE) and beam-line capabilities at INL and a diverse mix of affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country. More information can be found here.


Awards

RTNN Awards

The RTNN awards serve to recognize researchers conducting collaborative research across the network as well as students who have devoted their time and energy to education and outreach activities. Visit the RTNN awards page for more information.