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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.