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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.


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

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

Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) Postdoctoral Associate – NC State

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) seeks a talented and industrious experimentalist to join our team as a Surface analysis (XPS and ToF SIMS) Postdoctoral Researcher. The AIF is NC State’s primary shared facility for materials characterization with a mission to enable and lead state-of-the-art research through acquisition, development, maintenance, training, and access to major analytical and materials characterization instrumentation. Through the support of engaged faculty and experienced staff, the AIF supports state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation, and extensive sample preparation facilities. The AIF is a core nanotechnology user facility in the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

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

Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) Program Coordinator – Duke University

Plan, coordinate and administer the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) and Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) activities within assigned program areas. Manage and coordinate efforts for RTNN related activities in support of the NSF funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program working closely with SMIF Director, SMIF Executive Director, and SMIF Lab Managers, and manage the business operations of SMIF office.

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

Los Alamos National Lab

LANL is seeking qualified applicants for multiple student and postdoctoral positions related to fabrication, characterization, and testing of nano and microstructured materials and components for fuel cells, water electrolyzers, and CO2 electrolyzers. As a LANL  researcher, you will be an integral member of a team that pushes the boundaries of electrochemical science through precise control of transport and reaction across multiple length scales. Successful applicants will contribute to the development of new clean energy technologies that use hierarchical control of differentiated and ordered structures to achieve improved performance and durability. Applicants should have experience with one or more of the following techniques: photo, e-beam, and soft lithography; DRIE and other etching techniques; PVD, CVD and ALD; electro and electroless deposition; surface functionalization and coatings; materials self-assembly; and nano and microtemplating techniques. Candidates should contact Jacob Spendelow (spendelow@lanl.gov) for more information.

Procter & Gamble

cter & Gamble’s Beauty Revealed – Analytical Sciences group is seeking a PhD scientist for an open position within the Skin & Personal Care Analytical group located at the Mason Business Center.  This group is a strong contributor to the success of well-known brands such as Olay, SK-II, Old Spice, Secret, Native and many more.  The successful candidate will join an Analytical Science group where both teamwork and individual initiative are highly valued. The group forms active partnerships with technology and product development teams to support a broad range of products with >$11B in sales.  The position is in P&G’s largest innovation center in Mason, OH which fosters a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment demanding strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.

Read more and apply here.

 

AMETEK

Gatan, an AMETEK business, that was acquired in 2019 for $925M, is a high technology company and a recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art electron microscopy equipment. Gatan is the world’s leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes. The Pleasanton office is an active research and development environment where new products are constantly being tested and improved for the wider microscopy community. Further information about Gatan can be found at www.gatan.com

They are looking for a Microanalysis Application Specialist to be based out of our Pleasanton, CA R&D location, or our Warrendale, PA Manufacturing location.

For more details and to apply, click here.


Micross – Multiple Positions

Process Engineering Internship – Packaging Lab

Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology is seeking a knowledgeable, self-motivated physical science or engineering student for an internship with our Packaging Lab team. The internship will be technical support for electroplating process and semiconductor Packaging Lab operations. Analysis of plating solutions via titrations, HPLC, UV VIS, pH monitoring. Maintain analysis log for all chemical components. Up keeping of chemical’s inventory of reagents and plating solutions. Process support for Packaging Lab operations (electro plating, metrology and backend process). Interact with Packaging Lab Manager on data maintenance and chemical adjustments to plating solutions. Support equipment maintenance on analysis tools with the equipment engineering group assistance.

Process Engineering Internship – MCR

Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology is seeking a knowledgeable, self-motivated physical science or engineering student for an internship with our Process Engineering team. The internship will require extensive hands-on wafer processing in our cleanroom facilities with the successful candidate performing any of the following: wet processing, thin film depositions (sputter, e-beam, and/or PECVD), dry etching, and electroplating. The successful candidate should have some knowledge of wafer processes and basic device processing steps. Experience with material characterization, metrology measurements, data recording, and data presentation/summation is a plus.

Smart Material Solutions – Summer Internships (Raleigh, NC)

SMS is a startup company in Raleigh, NC with funding from the NSF, the US Army, and NASA to develop a highspeed process to nanopattern molds for rolltoroll nanoimprint lithography (R2R NIL). SMS’s patented process, Nanocoining, nanopatterns hundreds of times faster than electronbeam lithography. SMS and its partners recently used Nanocoining and R2R NIL to demonstrate industrialscale nanopatterning of over 150 square feet of polymer film, pictured below. These largearea nanopatterns have unique interactions with light, water, and dust that can revolutionize technologies in solar, augmented and virtual reality, defense, and aerospace.

Internship Projects
SMS will define internship projects that match the skills and interests of each intern. Potential
projects include:

Prototype fabrication and testing for applications like solar cells, transparent
conductors, and OLED displays and lighting

Laboratory development such as the design of new setups and control systems

Computer modeling to understand the physics of nanopatterns for optical, wetting, or
adhesion phenomena

Work may involve learning key skills of precision engineering, nanofabrication, metrology, and
computational methods. These skills include optical microscopy, spin coating, polymer
imprinting, plasma etching, data acquisition, and diamond turning. Interns may also receive
training at NCSU on SEM, AFM, confocal microscopy, and etchbased fabrication methods.

To Apply

Must be majoring in Mechanical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, or similar technical fields.
Send a resume and cover letter to
cates@smartmaterialsolutions.com

 

X-Ray Microscopy (XRM) Applications Engineer – ZEISS (Dublin, CA)

ZEISS is looking for an application engineer-XRM to join the team at their newly built state-of-the-art ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Bay Area facility equipped with light, electron, and X-ray microscopes. The Applications Engineer position is a highly skilled and technical specialist position utilizing application knowledge to support the sales process. The scope of the role includes providing technical and application-related needs assessment, customer sample imaging, proof of concept demonstrations, and customer training.

For more information and to apply, 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.


HZO, Inc: Scientist – ALD

The Coating Technology group at HZO is seeking a Scientist to be the hands-on technical lead for our atomic layer deposition (ALD) program. This position will report to the Senior Director of Technology R&D.  Working with scientists, engineers, and technicians in the Technology R&D group, the Scientist will own and be responsible for the ongoing development of novel ALD solutions that will enhance our customers’ products in a variety of ways.   The successful candidate will be an expert in ALD processes and related materials development.  The candidate must be able to communicate with internal and external collaborators to achieve deliverables in both process and hardware development.

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


Multiple Positions: AM Technical Solutions

MTS AE is a licensed Engineering and Architecture, Business Unit of AM Technical Solutions. At AMTS AE, they focus on providing design and consulting services to advanced technology, government, university, and industrial clients, specializing in research, pilot lines, manufacturing, cleanrooms, and advanced laboratories. They also provide start-up consulting, process improvements, industrial engineering, and high-tech operations support.

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.


University of Louisville – Multiple Positions

  1. Faculty Researcher & Faculty Director of Micro/Nano Technology Center (MNTC)

The University of Louisville invites applications for the Faculty Director of their NSF NNCI Micro Nano Technology Center (MNTC).   The Faculty Director is expected to lead their nationally-recognized MNTC core facility, perform cutting-edge research, create a high-profile research center that leverages the expertise of the faculty and facilities, and educate students from the undergraduate to graduate level. The Faculty Director will also serve as associate director of our NSF KY Multiscale NNCI site (www.kymultiscale.net) with the expectation to lead the University’s proposal for renewal in 2025. For more information and to apply, please check the job posting here.

2. Director of Shared Research Facilities

The Director of Shared Research Facilities will serve as the institutional expert and coordinator for core research facility operations across the university in order to advance the mission and competitiveness of the research enterprise. In collaboration with Office of Research and Innovation leadership and core facility stakeholders, the Director will establish strategic planning initiatives, operational best practices and infrastructural and financial support for the university’s network of shared research facilities. The Director will develop and oversee centralized shared support services/resources and establish effective operational and compliance oversight of core facilities. They will work closely with core facility leadership on establishing strategic priorities and sustainable business models and act as an advocate for the importance of shared research facilities within a Carnegie R1 research institution. For more information and to apply, please check the job posting here.


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.