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Employment Opportunities

Post-Doc at Northwestern University

NUANCE, Northwestern University’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center, is seeking candidates for a  Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science facility (Keck-II) in the area of synthesis, characterization, and application of novel nanomaterials. Duties of the Position: The ideal candidate will 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. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Research Scientist, Semiconductor Devices & Applications at SRI International

The SRI campus in Princeton, NJ has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist to support the growth of our optoelectronics and photonics program activity. For this position, SRI is seeking a candidate with excellent working knowledge of optoelectronic and photonic devices, primarily in the III-V material system.  This candidate will be involved in the inception, design, fabrication and characterization of novel photonic devices and systems. The position will be part of a close-knit team of applied physicists and engineers working on leading-edge R&D projects to realize proof-of-concept demonstrations for our government and commercial customers. The activity will be very hands-on, operating over a variety of projects that involve the development and characterization of photonic devices intended to enable future system solutions across a variety of domains, including NIR-SWIR photodetection/imaging, RF-photonics, novel sensing, high-bandwidth chip-to-chip datalinks, quantum information sciences and advanced PNT applications. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Electron Beam Lithography Manager at Stanford University

The Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF) is seeking an Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) scientist to lead the operations of the facilities’ Raith 150 EBL system, located at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF), lead the operations of a new EBL system, as well as assist with the JEOL 6300FS EBL system, both located at SNSF.  The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations, and maintenance of the instruments.  S(he) will provide training and support to researchers, develop and implement advanced techniques and also be involved in planning for upgrades and new equipment. The EBL manager will report to the Associate Director of SNSF. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Lab operations Engineer at Stanford University

The Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF) is seeking a Lab Operations Engineer to support research operations within the Stanford Nanopatterning Cleanroom. The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations, and maintenance of a number of fabrication and characterization instruments with the cleanroom.  S(he) will provide training and support to researchers, develop and implement advanced techniques and also be involved in planning for upgrades and new equipment. The Lab Operations Engineer will report to the Associate Director of SNSF. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Co-Director, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Lab

The Co-Director will work closely with management colleagues at Los Alamos to:
  • Provide leadership to ensure the success of the overall scientific and user program of CINT
  • Maintain and grow strong and effective partnership between the Laboratories
  • Grow the impact of CINT to the missions of DOE and the two host Laboratories
  • Develop and execute CINTs scientific vision and strategy as it relates to the broader set of sponsors beyond DOE/SC’s Basic Energy Sciences (BES) programs
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for CINT’s external advisory bodies
For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Senior Research Engineer-Nanoreplication Focus at 3M

The person hired for the position of Sr. Research Engineer-Nanoreplication Focus will work in a cross-functional, team-based, collaborative environment.  The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to:
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary nanoreplication and post-processing group, which has a wide variety of skill sets in fluid/solid mechanics, plasma/vacuum technologies, replication, precision mechanics, controls, and numerical simulations.
  • Develop innovative nanofabrication and post-processing capabilities that will enable continuous precision processing of unique substrates.
  • Build expertise at an off-site nanofabrication user facility (Gaithersburg, MD), communicating with the St. Paul team via electronic and voice media, as well as frequent in-person visits.
The ultimate objective of this position is to commercialize new and differentiated products through successful technology scale-up. Candidates must be able to work safely and effectively in a laboratory and manufacturing environment. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting. For questions, contact Lisa Brown (lvbrown@mmm.com) or Karl Stensvad (kkstensvad@mmm.com).

Research Materials Engineer at RTI

The Center for Forensic Sciences at RTI seeks a Research Materials Engineer to perform research, development, test and evaluation studies with a wide range of materials, combinations of materials, or systems to meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements. This position leads tasks, projects, or proposals as needed to solve problems related to public safety technology or related sectors and develops standards or innovative approaches to solve problems with a technological and/or non-technological methods. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

TEM Laboratory manager at NC State’s analytical instrumentation facility

North Carolina State University invites applications for a Transmission Electron Microscopist to oversee its transmission electron microscopy (TEM) facilities within the NC State Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF). The AIF supports a wide variety of physical sciences research and education programs at NC State and within the Research Triangle Region. The position will have primary responsibility for management and operation of the TEM facilities in the AIF, which currently houses a probe-corrected and monochromated FEI Titan G2 STEM/TEM, an Thermo Fisher Scientific Talos F200X Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (S/TEM), and a JEOL 2000FX TEM and auxiliary equipment, including energy dispersive x-ray spectrometers, a range of in situ holders, electron energy loss spectrometers, CCD cameras and an extensive sample preparation laboratory. The Laboratory Manager will oversee the training, maintenance/calibration, educational, outreach and user-base development activities of the TEM facility and will assist users in performing advanced microscopy, when needed. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

SEM Facility Manager at Northwestern university

NUANCE, Northwestern University’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center, is seeking candidates for a permanent SEM Facility Manager position. The SEM facility comprises a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art instruments and serves an active and vibrant user base from Northwestern as well as external users from the greater Chicago region. The SEM Facility Manager oversees all aspects of the Scanning Electron Microscopy facility in the NUANCE Center including: equipment purchasing, upgrades and maintenance; supervision of SEM Facility staff; user training and technical support on all SEM instruments and related equipment; course development and teaching of laboratory components of SEM related courses; development of new analytical techniques and capabilities; providing analytical services for both internal NU and external industrial clients; conducting facility tours and demonstrations. In addition, this position has primary technical responsibility for the dual-beam Focused Ion Beam (FIB) instrument and assists in sample preparation for all electron microscopy, including Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The successful candidate will work closely with Northwestern’s Materials Science and Engineering department. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Bio Electron Microscopy Staff Scientist at NC State’s analytical instrumentation facility

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State is seeking an expert staff scientist to lead its efforts in biological electron microscopy and associated sample preparation techniques. AIF has recently installed a Talos G2 S/TEM with low-temperature imaging capabilities to complement its current cryo-SEM and other analytical tools. Concurrently, the AIF is working to add other key sample preparation equipment, including freeze fracture and high pressure freezing. The staff scientist will develop workshops and train users on topics of biological sample preparation and imaging and spend dedicated time performing collaborative research within the multi-disciplinary Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation under the direction of Dr. Candace Haigler. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Clean Room Manager at UNC-Charlotte

UNC-Charlotte’s Department of Electrical and Computer engineering is seeking a candidates for the position of Lecturer/Lab Manager. Responsibilities will include operation of the department clean room, provide support for research activities involving the use of clean room facilities (active participation in research is encouraged), and teaching and supervision of students on the fabrication of basic electronic devices, such as solar cells. He/she will also be expected to provide support to other teaching needs, such as teaching design and laboratory courses. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Education, Outreach and Diversity Trainee at EMory university

Description: The NSF Center for Selective C–H Functionalization (CCHF) seeks a driven and passionate professional to join a team implementing the Center’s programming. This opportunity involves training Center members, educating the scientific community and engaging the broader public.

This position is based at Emory University, in Atlanta, but entails coordinating efforts across the CCHF with some expectations of travel to events and other CCHF locations. The EOD Trainee will report to the CCHF Managing Director and will work as part of the CCHF administrative tram to support the operations of the Center’s broader impact efforts in innovation, education, outreach and broadening participation. The initial appointment will be for one year, with consideration for a continued position upon mutual agreement.

The team is searching for a new member that demonstrates a passion and commitment to the communication and dissemination of science. While a background in science, and specifically chemistry and chemical education, is preferred, it is not required. Applications are welcomed from qualified individuals with a diverse set of experience, either having a Master’s or Ph.D. degree.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job postings: For those with a Master’s degree, For those with a Ph.D. degree

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.

Graduate Student Staff (Peer-to-Peer Network)

The RTNN will be setting up a Peer-to-Peer Network Graduate Student Staff program. Graduate Student Staff will work with distance-use students to run samples and communicate through a real-time visual web link (e.g., Skype, WebEx) with a mail exchange of samples. Graduate student staff will be supported with a stipend supplement. Check back for more information and specific opportunities.

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.

Surface Mount technology Association (SMTA) Grant and scholarship

SMTA awards student members each year for demonstrated technical and leadership merit:

$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant For technical merit of graduate-level students (paper required)

$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship For demonstrated leadership skills Applications for these funds are now closed. Information for next year’s awards will be posted in early 2019. Eligibility for awards can be reviewed in the links above.