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CNM2 Laboratory Manager

Univ of CA Davis

Davis, California 95616
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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Management
  • Nanotechnology
  • Research
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Under direction of the CNM2 Faculty Director (chair of the CNM2 Executive Board), the CNM2 Laboratory Manager (Technical Director) is responsible for coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of the shared resource facility, including supervision of technical staff, ensuring that lab equipment remains in excellent working conditions, coordination of training activities, maintenance of laboratory safety and up-to-date standard operating procedures. 

Attends and presents CNM2 operational reports at Executive Board meetings, assists in the preparation of annual operating budgets, and implements strategic plans developed by the CNM2 Executive Board. Collaborates with the responsible financial account manager to oversee monthly recharge billing. 

Serves as the primary point of contact for all current and future potential users, informs about technical capabilities of the facility, and maintains and archives process recipes. Holds regular users meetings, and maintains close communication with facility users. Stays up-to-date about the Research Core Facility Programs to inform users of other available facilities on campus. UC Davis maintains the Research Core Facility Program that will serve as a resource and communication platform for the interaction with other shared resource facilities on campus. 

Assists in educational planning of current and new educational activities related to the CNM2 including classes and short courses. In coordination with the CNM2 Faculty Director, helps increase visibility, generate resources, and expand the user base among industry partners.  

The Center for and Microfabrication (CNM2) is a 10,000 ASF class-100 clean room operated and administered by the College of Engineering Dean's Office. CNM2 is a service organization. The primary goals of this facility are to foster research and education in the area of nano-fabrication techniques and interdisciplinary application of nano- and micro-fabrication. The laboratory is dedicated to research and development in micro- and nano-fabrication for medical, life and material science applications. Activities relate to micro fabrication using lithography, plasma etch, wet etch, and chemical vapor deposition techniques.  


Science or engineering degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a nano/micro processing and fabrication clean room facility, especially in the fields of materials science and engineering, or semiconductor, nanotechnology, or biotechnology. 

Project management experience including proven technical contributions and leadership. 

Experience developing and implementing strategic plans. 

Experience with core facility management including recharge rate development, instrument maintenance, and business plan development. 

Experience using interpersonal, communication, presentation and public speaking skills to work effectively and sensitively with diverse constituencies, and to represent UC Davis in a professional, confident manner that promotes a positive image for the Center and the College. 

Experience in a customer service oriented recharge facility environment. 

Experience motivating, coaching and mentoring staff, and build 
interdepartmental and interdisciplinary teams. 

Skills working in safe laboratory operations and dedication to safe operating procedures. 

Leadership skills.  


Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. 

May, at times, work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or are present. 

Work flexible schedule to meet operational needs. 

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.  

Background check required.



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