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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).


Field Sales Manager, Protochips

This position is responsible for the promotion and sale of Protochips products in the United States, or some specific subset thereof. This position drives sales activity directly in the territory using technical, organizational, and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in the selection of products/services solutions to best satisfy their needs resulting in revenue generation for Protochips. It is expected that input and activity from this position funds various aspects of marketing, market planning, and technical development of products and services. 

For more information, please see this job description.


Post-doctoral Researcher, Boise State University

Essential Functions:

  • Perform independent research activities related to the synthesis, characterization, and performance testing capabilities of the Advanced Materials Laboratory (at both the Boise and the CAES campus) with a focus on ceramic and metallic materials development, advanced manufacturing, irradiation effects, advanced characterization, and others.
  • Support operation of the Microscopy and Characterization Suite (MaCS)
  • Communicate materials research and MaCS capabilities

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


Device Processing Engineer-Technician at Kyma Technologies

Kyma Technologies is a cutting-edge and fast-paced semiconductor materials company working on GaN and Ga2O3-based electronic and optoelectronic devices. We are currently looking for a Process Engineer to fabricate and test custom devices.

Kyma has processing and characterization equipment in-house, as well as access to cleanroom fabrication facilities at Duke University’s Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) and other local facilities. 

Qualified candidates must have impeccable verbal and written communication skills, a strong ability to multi-task and a friendly demeanor. Candidates must be detail oriented, reliable, and self-motivated to contribute at a high level to driving sustainable growth of the company.

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


Research Specialist, Electron Microscopy Operations, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill

This Research Specialist position will lead the electron microscopy operations in the Microscopy Services Laboratory, an imaging core facility that serves hundreds of laboratories at the University of Carolina, as well as academic and commercial entities in the region and nation-wide.

The position requires a person that is hard-working, attentive to detail, with excellent organization and communication skills, and a dedicated team player. They will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of research projects in the biomedical sciences, including SARS-CoV-2 research.

Duties are varied and include:

  • Meeting with clients to determine optimal electron microscopy techniques for their projects, as well as communicating expected timelines and costs for completion.
  • Preparing samples for transmission and scanning electron microscopy, using a variety of techniques that include resin embedding, cutting and staining ultrathin sections, immunoEM, critical point drying and sputtering, among others.
  • Imaging samples on transmission and scanning electron microscopes.
  • Managing several sample preparation and imaging projects simultaneously while communicating expectations to clients and meeting deadlines.
  • Teaching electron microscopy imaging and some aspects of sample preparation to researchers.
  • Researching new electron microscopy sample preparation techniques and instrumentation.
  • Supervising the work of another Research Specialist in electron microscopy.

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


Product Marketing Specialist at AVX

This position is responsible for working with Product Managers to support all business aspects of the product line including maintaining, growing & expanding (MGE) specific product lines. The duties include, but are not limited to, Inventory Management, Margin Management, Revenue growth, Profit Objectives and any other requirements for sustaining the business operations.

To learn more and apply, please visit the job posting.


Positions at at Washington Nanofabrication Facility, University of Washington

Lithography Engineer

The Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) has an open position for a lithography engineer. The engineer will be responsible for research support, baseline process monitoring, equipment checks, and user training and assistance in support of WNF’s electron beam lithography process line and photolithography lines.

More information about this position can be found here.

Fabrication/Equipment Service Engineer

The Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF), a member of the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) network, has an open position for a fabrication/equipment service engineer. The engineer will be responsible for equipment troubleshooting, facilities infrastructure monitoring and support, baseline process monitoring, tool ownership, and executing contract manufacturing efforts.

More information about this position can be found here

Applications should be uploaded via the UWHires job portal (accessible from the position descriptions above).

General inquiries can be sent to wnfinfo@uw.edu.


Open Positions in Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB)

  1. Permanent Research Associate Position

Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Science with background in MEMS or semiconductor micro/nano fabrication and hands-on process development and equipment experience. Candidates with M.S. degree plus several years of suitable experience may also be considered.

  1. Core Engineer

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science with background in MEMS or semiconductor micro/nano fabrication and hands-on equipment experience. Candidates with Associate’s degree plus several years of suitable experience may also be considered. 

The equipment engineer will be responsible for maintaining equipment to perform to its specifications, trouble-shooting and repair with low downtimes, assisting internal and external users of the facility with equipment training and use, and safe operation of the facility. 

Please email resumes and list of references to:   nufab@northwestern.edu


Positions in UNC’s new Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE)

1. Post-doctoral Research Associates at UNC

Candidates should have extensive experience in one or more of the following fields in areas related to CHASE scientific goals:

  • Electrochemistry and/or semiconductor devices
  • Surface chemistry and surface characterization
  • Photochemistry and spectroscopy
  • Molecular synthesis
  • Theory and computation

2. Intellectual Property Manager and Scientific Educator

This position will manage and lead the scientific research intellectual property (IP) portfolio for the CHASE Hub assessing scientific progress for patent protection and commercialization opportunities. The position will lead the CHASE IP Committee, direct the Hub’s commercialization strategy, and develop and lead training programs in IP for all CHASE researchers. This position will serve as an educator and will lead external CHASE outreach and scientific communications, independently creating and developing technical scientific content to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, including federal sponsors, policymakers, lawmakers, university leadership, collaborators, faculty, researchers and the public. The position will be responsible for developing technical programmatic content and managing developing and managing scientific conferences in solar energy research, and will promote and present UNC energy research to external scientific communities and the general public.

To learn more and apply please visit CHASE’s website.


Research Associate  at the NUANCE NUFAB facility – Northwestern University

Skills: The preferred candidate will have demonstrated expertise in microfabrication equipment as well as process development. The equipment experience should include fundamental understanding of the principles of the equipment operation, experience of equipment modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair. The process experience should be on both microfabrication and characterization tools. Experience working in cleanroom environment is also required. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide hands-on training for microfabrication and characterization equipment. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in chemical and cleanroom equipment safety. The successful candidate will be customer-oriented and will contribute towards improving the operation of the facility.

Duties: The research associate will be responsible for assisting internal and external users of the facility with equipment training and use, process support, and safe operation of the facility. This includes teaching safety and cleanroom protocol, writing and updating standard operating procedures (SOPs), training users on microfabrication and characterization equipment, developing new processes, performing equipment installations/maintenance/repair, providing safety oversight and support, performing microfabrication for funded projects and other duties as assigned.

For a complete job description and to apply, see the online job posting.


Research Instrumentation Specialist – Drexel University

The Research Instrumentation Specialist is responsible for management of the scanning electron microscopes (2 SEMs and a FIBSEM) and some general lab maintenance in the Materials Characterization Core (MCC) at Drexel University.

The MCC is a centrally managed shared-instrumentation facility that provides Drexel University and external users access to advanced materials characterization instrumentation, training and expertise. The facility is centrally administered through the University’s Office of Research & Innovation and has been providing research instrumentation access for over 14 years. The Research Instrumentation Specialist reports to the facility’s full-time Director of Operations.

For a complete job description and to apply, see the online job posting.


Scientist/Engineer – Intel

Intel is looking for individuals with Masters or PhD degrees to join their team. If you are interested and/or want to know more, please send your CV to Shruti Seshadri (shruti.seshadri@intel.com).


Next Generation Networking Systems Laboratory at UC Davis

Silicon Photonics, Group IV Photonics, and 2D/3D Photonic-Electronic Integration: this position specializes in research and development of silicon photonic and group IV photonic technologies including modulators, detectors, multiplexers, demultiplexers, arrayed waveguide gratings, transimpedance amplifiers, and electronic drivers for applications in future computing systems, signal processors, LIDAR, imager processors. Multiple positions are available, and candidates are expected to work in a team environment taking part in one or more of design, fabrication, 2D/3D integration, testing, and application demonstrations. Applications of the integrated microsystems include computing, networking, imaging, and other areas, which will also involve testbed demonstrations. Demonstrated skills in one or more aspects of design, fabrication, and testing of photonic components are required.

III-V Photonics, Heterogeneous Integration, Hybrid Lasers, Neuromorphic Processors: this position specializes in active/passive integration such as hybrid lasers, amplifiers, nanophotonic neuromorphic processors, based on silicon, III-V, silica, and other materials leading to heterogeneous and hybrid integration of functional microsystems on chip. In addition to research and development of novel devices, the emphasis will be on integration of a large number of photonic and electronic components including lasers, modulators, detectors, multiplexers, demultiplexers, optical amplifiers, logic gates, arrayed waveguide gratings, transimpedance amplifiers, and electronic drivers. Multiple positions are available, and candidates are expected to work in a team environment taking part in one or more of design, fabrication, 2D/3D integration, testing, and application demonstrations. Applications of the integrated microsystems include computing, networking, imaging, and other areas, which will also involve testbed demonstrations. Demonstrated skills in one or more aspects of design, fabrication, and testing of photonic components are required.

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


Associate Director, Neuroscience Microscopy Service Center – Stanford

The Cell Sciences Imaging Facility (CSIF) seeks an Associate Director of Advanced Neuroscience Imaging for its Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Microscopy Service. The CSIF is a university-wide imaging center that provides high resolution, state-of-the-art imaging technologies and visualization-analysis software for multidimensional analysis of cells and tissue. The facility operates 3 interdependent microscopy facilities on Stanford University’s campus: the Beckman Center CSIF, The Shriram Center CSIF, and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Microscopy Service.

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Microscopy Service (NMS) Associate Director will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the NMS’s long-range objectives as well as providing day-to-day operations.  This is a fast paced, multi-faceted position for an accomplished microscopist-neuroscientist who seeks to operate and develop an advanced neuro-focused microscopy user facility.  Primary users will be researchers from the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

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


Director of Operations, SHyNE Resourcer NUANCE Center – Northwestern University

NUANCE, Northwestern University’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center, is seeking candidates for a permanent Director of Operations for SHyNE Resource, a 10-year, $10.5M NSF facilities program. NUANCE manages over 100 characterization, analysis and fabrication instruments in service to nearly 1000 unique Users from 145 faculty groups in 35 departments across Northwestern.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated expertise in advanced fabrication, characterization, and analysis techniques/skills and have demonstrated the ability to facilitate laboratory sessions for hands-on course and curricula related to conventional and advanced electron microscopy. The candidate will be capable of using software for simulation, modeling and tomographic reconstruction, as well as other software-related advanced imaging/spectroscopy analysis. The successful candidate will be customer-oriented and demonstrate the ability to design experiments and research programs to solve innovative problems in atomic and nanoscale analysis and characterization.

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


Postdoctoral Research Associate: Advanced Electron Microscopy and
Microfabrication NUANCE Center – Northwestern University

Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB) is seeking qualified and motivated applicants to work in our state-of-the-art 7000 ft2 class-100 cleanroom facility. As a member of the Soft and Hybrid Nanoscale Experimental (SHyNE) Resource, a node of the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) and Northwestern’s recent recruitment of world-renowned microfabrication faculty, NUFAB is going through a phenomenal growth phase. Under direction of Northwestern’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization and Experimental (NUANCE) Center and in close association with the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) and The International Institute of Nanotechnology (IIN), NUFAB expects to continue to lead the Midwest region in micro- and nanofabrication discoveries and development. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop professionally and contribute in many ways, including: maintaining newly acquired microfabrication equipment and qualifying processes on it, equipment troubleshooting and repair, training and assisting graduate students, post-docs, and external users of the facility, and interacting with the NUFAB staff and faculty. This position is for two years with possibility for indefinite renewal based on mutual satisfaction and discretion of faculty director. The permanent position will provide the opportunity to develop a career path at Northwestern University with a position that will enable contributing to equipment grant proposals.

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


Postdoctoral Research Associate | NUANCE Center, Keck‐II Facility – Northwestern University

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is immediately available at Northwestern
University in the area of synthesis, characterization, and application of novel nanomaterials. The ideal candidate will conduct the independent research work; will
have opportunities to collaborate with many excellent research groups in the department of
Material Science and Engineering, Chemistry and other fields. The ideal candidate will also endeavor to develop informed and well‐trained user base in advanced surface science analysis and characterization instruments; will participate in user training, hands‐on technical assistance, development of professional and short‐courses, and overall facility development to increase the visibility and utilization of the XPS, ToF‐SIMS, and related instruments to enhance scholarly activities. The candidate will conduct their work in the Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental (NUANCE) Center, lead member of the Midwest node of NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure network; NUANCE center houses the most comprehensive sample preparation and atomic‐nanoscale characterization capabilities for soft, hard and hybrid structures.

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


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.