Research Scientist for the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) who serves as IMR Member of Technical Staff at Nanotech West Laboratory (NTW); NTW is a multi-user facility that supports research, development, education and innovation across the University. A range of technological domains are supported, including semiconductors, electronics, micro and nano fabrication, epitaxy, photonics, energy conversion and energy storage devices, sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and basic research on emergent materials. Responsibilities of this position will include: leading and coordinating IMR’s broad research efforts based on metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) of compound semiconductors; leading research and development on compound semiconductor materials and devices as Principal/co-Principal Investigator; device processing, fabrication and testing on associated research projects; supporting NTW and IMR leadership on strategic projects and proposal development; providing program management and proposal development support for research programs in electronic materials, semiconductor devices and photovoltaics. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: working with and supporting OSU faculty, students and staff across the spectrum of NTW activities; developing and managing industry contracts for IMR and NTW and serving as technical liaison for all contractual and reporting requirements; preparing research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, tutorials, and other media; training of users in the proper and safe laboratory protocols and equipment operation; 24/7 monitoring and support of critical laboratory and facility operations. In accordance with the Disaster Preparedness and University State of Emergency Policy 6.17, this position has been designated as an essential position.
Ph.D. in electrical engineering, materials science, or a related field; demonstrated experience in independently conducting research (including authored publications and presentations of papers to professional societies); experience in writing and executing externally funded research grant proposals and reports; at least three years of experience in semiconductor epitaxy, especially metallorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), for semiconductor device development required; experience in collaborating with industry in R&D; experience in compound semiconductor device processing and cleanroom techniques including lithography, metallization and plasma processing.
Experience with metrology techniques for semiconductor materials characterization including scanning electron microscopy; experience with characterization of photovoltaic materials and devices desired; experience with handling hazardous materials; experience in programming computer control of hardware functions; experience working with major equipment vendors and student, postdoctoral researchers and interdisciplinary research teams.
Target Salary: $101,000.00 - $111,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
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