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Employment Opportunities

Business Services Coordinator at AIF

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is seeking a talented individual to join our team as Business Services Coordinator. The Business Services Coordinator oversees the business and financial management of a complex and evolving Service Center with a variety of funding sources within the College of Engineering. This individual performs a range of responsibilities in areas including Business Administration, Financial Management, Information Analysis and Decision Making, Communication, and Human Resources. Most notably, the individual is required to analyze and evaluate facility operations and data and is empowered to make decisions to increase efficiency. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Field applications scientist at protochips

Protochips is looking to hire an applications scientist in in situ microscopy. In this role you will work with leading microscopy research labs, often traveling to their location, ensuring they are highly successful in achieving results.  You will also support sales efforts by demonstrating Protochips in situ solutions to potential customers and work with them to demonstrate the value of in situ techniques in their research area.  Application scientists will also play an important role in providing feedback and guidance to the Protochips development team to help prioritize new features based on your observations and feedback from our users. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Scientist/Engineer at SMArt material Solutions

Smart Material Solutions, a nanotechnology start-up, is seeking to fill two new positions to help in the development of their nanocoining process. Nanocoining is a novel manufacturing process that can rapidly cover a metal surface with features that are smaller than the wavelength of visible light (< 300 nm). The features can give a surface anti-reflective and enhanced/non-wetting or self-cleaning properties. These positions will include a wide range of tasks beyond just the technical, including business development, customer interaction, and proposal writing. More information can be found here.

Post-doctoral research associate at Northwestern University

A postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available at Northwestern University in the broad area of “Scanning Probe Microscopy and its advanced applications”.  This position will be housed in the Scanned Probe Imaging and Development (SPID) Facility in Northwestern’s NUANCE center. This project is being advised by Professor Vinayak Dravid and Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat and concerns with both photovoltaics, and quantitative nanomechanical analysis and demonstrate their potential for the study of individual cell mechanics, sub-cellular structures and effect of drug vehicle on cell mechanics. Strong expertise in advanced applications of scanning probe microscopy is required for this position. The applicants should have training in photovoltaics applications in SPM, and assays for probing the mechanical properties of cells (fixed and live), such as atomic force microscopy, force volume spectroscopy and normal modes of operation in AFM. The position involves active participation in teaching and conducting short courses. More information about this position and how to apply can be found here.

Student Opportunities

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.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (RTNN REU+)

The inaugural summer of our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU+) program was in 2016. Students will participate in nanotechnology-related research at one of the RTNN partner universities with follow-on at students’ home institutions in the year following the summer program. Visit our REU page for more information and applications.

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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.



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 awards page for more information.