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NAnolithography Specialist, University of Maryland

This individual is responsible for overseeing the operation of the electron-beam lithography facility in the University of Maryland Nanocenter.

Key responsibilities shall include: training and advising users in the safe and effective use the instrument, assisting with and documenting lithographic process and recipe development, establishing fostering a thriving and collaborative community of users, coordinating all scheduled and unscheduled service of the instrument, interfacing with electron-beam vendors and service providers, collaborating with other Nanocenter staff to integrate electron-beam lithography processes and practices with other lithographic, deposition, metrological and microscopy tools in the Nanocenter, interfacing with regional partners and peers at neighboring facilities, and advising the Nanocenter leadership and steering committee about facility usage, policies, and best practices in the field of electron-beam nanolithography.

For more information, please visit the job posting. To apply, send resume, cover letter and curriculum vitae to EBLnanocenter@umd.edu.

assistant researcher, Adams Institute Microfabrication Facility at the university of kansas

Position Overview

The Adams Institute Microfabrication Facility is currently seeking individuals with a degree in either Chemistry, Engineering or Physics who are interested in working in the field of micro- and nanofabrication.

Job Description


  • 90% Cleanroom Work (device fabrication, user training, light maintenance, inventory, etc.)
  • 5% Outreach (tours, conferences, departmental meetings, etc.)
  • 5% Other duties as assigned

Please contact Ryan Grigsby, ryan.grigsby@ku.edu with any questions. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

MANAGER: Sales and Marketing,  SHOeI Electronic Materials, INC.

Desired Experience:

  • Familiar with manufacturing of multi-layer electronic ceramic devices
  • Production and/or use of thick-film conductive materials
  • Prior experience in Sales or Technical Service roles
  • Domestic and international travel (US, Europe, Japan, Asia)

The successful candidate will contribute to the continued growth of SHOEI’s business by:

  • Expanding use of SHOEI products at existing customers
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for SHOEI’s existing products at new customers and/or in new markets
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities to expand the scope and range of SHOEI’s product line to satisfy unmet needs of customers in both existing and still developing markets and applications

More information about the position can be found here. For questions or to apply, please contact Dr. Larry Mann, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at lmann@semi-nano.com.

Analytical ServiceS (TEM) Engineer,  II-VI Incorporated

Responsible for II-VI Failure Mode Analytical Services that swiftly identify the key parameters that relate to the emerging issues in final products, in-process materials, and feedstock, particularly, related to OEG and Corporate-wide manufacturing and technology development, yield improvement, reduction in costs of quality, and shortening time of the product to market.

More information about the position can be found here. Interested parties should email a resume to Kristen Monks (Kristen.Monks@II-VI.com). (Note: The job description on the Indeed website incorrectly states that the position is unavailable.)

Microscopy APplication Scientist, Eastman

Eastman currently has a need for a scientist with emphasis on microscopy applications supporting the characterization of thin films, organic/inorganic composites and interfaces at the Eastman Chemical Company headquarters located in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain microscopy capabilities as a key corporate competency to support various R&D programs, manufacturing, and technical service needs
  • Keep abreast of latest advances in microscopy techniques and instrumentation as well as molecular and optical spectroscopy
  • Employ the latest analytical technology and sound analytical principles in both new product development and in troubleshooting efforts
  • Expand our understanding in material science utilizing a variety of microscope-based measurement techniques.  Have sufficient breadth to recognize when other measurement techniques may have better applicability to technical problems.
  • Champion development of new technologies/methods and lead the efforts to implement them
  • Supervise skilled technicians in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation

More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Marketing Applications Scientist at protochips

Protochips is currently accepting applications for a Marketing Applications Scientist in in situ microscopy. This position reports to the Product Manager and will work with the sales and engineering teams to create marketing materials, generate product test plans, develop case studies, work with key customers in data gathering, and provide product demos in house or at customer sites.


  • Generate sales and marketing materials including application notes, demo/reference samples with detailed experiment scripts, technical presentations and competitive comparisons
  • Be a go to technical resource for the sales/applications, engineering, service and marketing teams to help accelerate the sales pipeline and serve existing customers
  • Train, support, and be the factory liaison for the global applications team
  • Generate and execute test plans for gathering specifications on new products
  • Help define and run beta testing programs on new products in with partner customer laboratories
  • Lead product demos in house or at customer sites, and perform experiments based on customer requests
  • Create and deliver scientific talks at conferences and workshops

More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Research & Development Engineer II, Cryo-TEm

Job Summary: Manage the daily operation and maintenance regarding the Cryo-TEM and associated sample preparation equipment in the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) of Duke University. Ensure exceptional service to the research community in a timely and efficient manner. Provide training, guidance and consultation to users of the Cryo-TEM and associated sample preparation equipment.

Duties include:

  • Supervise and operate the Cryo-TEM and associated sample preparation equipment of SMIF on a day to day basis, including equipment operation and maintenance, user training, and student or staff time resources.
  • Establish and implement maintenance procedures and schedules.
  • Provide instruction, assistance, and consultation to faculty, students, staff members, and outside researchers regarding all equipment and processes related to the Cryo TEM and associated sample prep equipment.
  • Lead in the creation and maintenance of operating procedures and other documentation in collaboration with the SMIF Characterization Team Leader.

More information about the 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+)

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.

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.



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 both funds are due April 23, 2018.