Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Nanofabrication Scientific Engineering Associate. This position will be filled at the Nanofabrication Scientific Engineering Associate level 1.
What You Will Do:
Under supervisor's direction, design and prepare nanostructures for collaborative projects using standard and novel processes employing state-of-the-art lithography tools.
Develop new and innovative processes for nanofabrication using the available equipment to achieve reproducible, high-resolution control and precision of nanofabricated structures and devices.
Contribute to high-level maintenance of the entire toolset in the Nanofabrication Facility.
Contribute to modifying and creating new equipment and processes for challenging needs in interdisciplinary nanofabrication.
Provide complex technical support services to an individual or group engaged in scientific investigation that requires preparation or characterization of nanostructured devices and samples.
Participate in coordination of electron beam lithography, imprinting lithography, thin film material deposition, wet and dry etching, as well as other common nanofabrication techniques and processes.
Apply expertise and scientific principles, theories and concepts to develop new methods and technologies including instrumentation and software.
Apply a broad range of technical concepts to develop and characterize new processing techniques for thin film deposition, patterning, and pattern transfer, including laser processing.
Implement creative and unique solutions to meet research and project goals. Supervise and guide the activities of nanofabrication users and staff in the clean room.
Work with the staff and users of the Molecular Foundry to provide multifunctional technical expertise and support in nanofabrication with classical top-down approaches.
Analyze data and use independent judgment to provide resolution for a diverse range of moderately complex technical problems, such as design and fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices and micro- and nano-mechanical structures, and their integration with inorganic, organic and biological experimental nanostructures.
With limited guidance, participate to identify and provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope and recommend alternative courses of action.
Schedule, coordinate and direct technical support requirements as needed, including equipment installation. Provide input for selection of hardware and software.
Manage laboratory safety and help maintain a safe working environment.
Develop safe protocols for instrument use (standard operating procedures) and maintain cleanroom safety equipment (gas monitors, filtration units, acid/base treatment unit) and chemical inventory.
Use a number of analytical laboratory techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, surface profilometry, and thin film spectroscopic ellipsometry to measure nanostructure properties.
Maintain detailed laboratory/experimental logs, notebooks and computer databases.
Participate in analysis of experimental results and in experimental design.
In cooperation with other Foundry scientific and technical staff members, with limited guidance, maintain service facility for nanolithography, thin-film deposition, nanoimprinting lithography, wet-chemical processing and plasma etching.
Train users to operate equipment within the Facility and provide timely technical support.
Work closely with students and scientists from a broad range of institutions to coordinate projects and provide expertise on experimental design to translate concepts into practical tasks.
Assist students and scientists either by executing tasks directly or by training students and scientists in fabrication techniques and processes.
Maintain existing user database for fabrication facility.
What is Required:
MS in Chemical Engineering.
Experience managing safety in a laboratory setting and developing safe protocols for chemical and instrument use.
Experience managing regulated hazardous waste and liquid waste treatment units.
Completion of 24 hour HAZWOPER training certification.
Experience maintaining toxic gas systems, including gas cabinets, manifolds, sensors, alarm systems, and plumbing.
Knowledge of EH&S safety protocols and requirements in a national laboratory setting.
Three years of proven experience in a nanofabrication laboratory.
Demonstrated experience maintaining equipment for the following: micro and nanofabrication, thin-film deposition, wet chemical and plasma etching, scanning electron microscopy.
Experience troubleshooting and conducting repairs and maintenance on scientific instruments and fabrication-specific tools.
Experience managing cleanroom infrastructure such as air flow, particle filtration, and exhaust.
Experience coordinating and supervising the work of other employees.
Experience managing the chemical inventory and stocking of a cleanroom. Experience sourcing spare and replacement parts for scientific instruments and fabrication-specific tools.
Three years of proven experience in a user facility.
Demonstrated experience operating equipment for the following: micro and nanofabrication, thin-film deposition, wet chemical and plasma etching, scanning electron microscopy.
Experience guiding laboratory users and scientists on complex projects and multi-step fabrication processes.
Experience training laboratory users and scientists in fabrication techniques and processes in a multi-cultural environment.
Experience managing new user onboarding and user risk mitigation.
Experience supervising the day-to-day work of laboratory users.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment and to interact effectively with colleagues across the Molecular Foundry.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 14, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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