AIF Seeking Qualified Business Services Coordinator

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State seeks a talented individual to join our team as a Business Services Coordinator. The Business Services Coordinator oversees the business and financial management of a complex and evolving Service Center 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 analyzes and evaluates facility operations and data and is empowered to make decisions to increase efficiency. The individual also manages one Administrative Support Specialist position in the unit. More details are available in the job description posted on the website:

The AIF is NC State’s primary shared facility for materials characterization with a mission to enable and lead state-of-the-art research through acquisition, development, maintenance, training, and access to major analytical and materials characterization instrumentation. Through the support of engaged faculty and experienced staff, the AIF supports state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray scattering and spectroscopy instruments, mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation, and extensive sample preparation facilities.

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WarpSpec Wins Grand Prize in International Business Competition

Congratulations to WarpSpec and co-founders Jordan Moering and Rafael Estevez! In April, the start-up won grand prize in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation International Business Competition, which focuses on the intellectual property side of business strategy. WarpSpec is developing a technology that enables more efficient and effective detection of food-borne pathogens. The company also receives support from RTNN’s free-use facility access fund, which they are using to design a prototype.  More about the award and WarpSpec’s technology can be found here.