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Employment Opportunities

Post-doctoral Research Scholar, NC State Nanofabrication Facility

The NC State Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) seeks a talented and industrious experimentalist to join our team for a one-year term as a SiC Fabrication Postdoctoral Researcher. We have recently been awarded a grant from PowerAmerica that funds the development of a number of SiC power device process blocks, including implant mask fabrication, gate oxide formation, interlayer dielectric growth, and ohmic contact metallization.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting. Questions can be directed to the NNF Director of Operations, Dr. Phil Barletta (pbarlet@ncsu.edu).

Director of Operations, Cornell Nanofabrication Facility

Cornell University is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Operations for the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. The Director of Operations is the chief operating officer of CNF whose responsibilities include oversight of facility management and operations, user research programs, facility financials, external and internal relations, industrial relations, and program development, including outreach, education, and sponsored research funding, that are necessary for successful fulfillment of the mission of CNF and the NNCI.  Working with CNF’s Director and its Executive Board, the Director of Operations plays a key role in strategic planning, development of and implementation of new and innovative programs, as well as the acquisition of facility tools and capabilities to meet current and emerging research needs with a goal to grow the CNF user base.

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


X-Ray Microscope Post-doctoral Researcher at NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) seeks a talented and industrious experimentalist to join our team as an X-ray Microscope (XRM) Postdoctoral Researcher. The AIF is acquiring and commissioning a Zeiss Xradia 510 Versa High-Resolution 3D X-ray Tomography Microscope (XRM) System. The system will be the showcase instrument in a new X-ray Microscope and Tomography Laboratory within the AIF. The laboratory will also host the existing X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) system, the Bruker SkyScan model 1174.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train internal NC State users and external academic, government, and industrial users on operation of the X-ray microscope and CT instrument and the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Provide technical advice to researchers studying a variety of material classes and collaborate with researchers on analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing the data.
  • Perform X-ray microscopy services and analysis of data using the Zeiss Xradia 510 and the Bruker SkyScan 1174 instruments.
  • Design, schedule, and execute at least 4 workshops and/or user short courses each year that inform users of established and emerging instrument techniques and data quantification methods to improve the quality of education and research at the University.
  • Keep users informed of emerging techniques, training activities, and software/data analysis programs available.

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


Director of the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)

The individual in this position is responsible for directing WNF’s day-to-day operations, with primary responsibilities in the areas of strategic planning, business development, operations management, and technical staff supervision. The Director sets organizational goals, matches staff activities against the strategic objectives for the facilities, and monitors progress in these areas. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are size and diversity of user base, lab activity and revenue, equipment uptime and reliability, and workforce development of competent process engineers and fabrication technicians.

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

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.


Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Lab

Multiple positions are currently available in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies including:

  • Postdoctoral appointee – Nanometallurgy
  • Postdoctoral appointee – Device Physics and Engineering
  • Postdoctoral appointee – AMO Physicist
  • CINT Scientist – Soft, Bio, and Composite Nanomaterials
  • Postdoctoral appointee – Quantum Sensing
  • R&D Laboratory Supporty Technologist
  • R&D Physicist – Quantum Information Scientist

To view position descriptions and apply, please visit this website.


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.


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 due April 26, 2019. Eligibility for awards can be reviewed in the links above.