Reserach Engineer and Manager, Cleanroom Facility, Montana State University

Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana 59717
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
  • Jobs Rated
    76th

The Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF) is a cleanroom user facility at Montana State University, within the College of Engineering. The MMF is seeking a Research Engineer and Manager who will to oversee all operations and is committed to providing excellent support to internal and external users of this nanotechnology facility. The MMF supports course work in the College of Engineering, research of principle investigators across campus, and external academic, government and industry users by providing access and training to use the facilities and instrumentation, mentorship of students, and consultation on process development.

The Research Engineer and Manager is responsible for operation and maintenance of the clean room laboratory and equipment, supervision of professional staff and student employees, providing user training including safety training and training for safe and effective use of process equipment, participating in microfabrication teaching in support of university courses, assisting with fabrication design and development of new processes in support of researchers, and tracking income and expenses to maintain a balanced operations account. Qualified applicants may also find opportunities to conduct independent research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of operation of the MMF facility and the process equipment housed there
  • Supervise MMF professional staff and student employees
  • Ensure maintenance of the clean room, laboratory infrastructure, and processing equipment
  • Track income and expenses, keep user invoicing current, and maintain a balanced operations account
  • Maintain a user training program, to include safety training and training for safe and effective use of process equipment
  • Participate in microfabrication teaching in support of university courses and workshops
  • Provide laboratory informational outreach, to include a web page that allows prospective and existing users to gain critical information about access, training and operation of the tools in the clean room
  • Assist and advise users and principle investigators with technical aspects of laboratory use, including process development

Requirements

Required qualifications--experience, education, knowledge and skills:

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in Engineering, Physical Sciences or closely related field
  2. Progressive experience working in a nanotechology user facility with both equipment and processing responsibilities.
    Demonstrated expertise in nanofabrication skills to include a subset of the following:
    • thin films deposition (sputter, evaporation, atomic layer deposition)
    • plasma etching
    • optical and ebeam lithography
    • wet processing
    • metrology.
  3. Demonstrated management experience.

Preferred qualifications--experience, education, knowledge and skills:

  1. M.S. or Ph.D. in nanotechnology-related area
  2. Demonstrated experience with physical vapor deposition and maintaining PVD systems
  3. Demonstrated experience in a management role in a user facility
  4. Demonstrated expertise in instrument maintenance including familiarity with RF electronics, vacuum systems, and facility management software
  5. Demonstrated experience training users and mentoring students

The successful candidate have:

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and train students in microfabrication techniques and facility maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot processing equipment and effect repairs
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new processes for PVD, wet or dry etch, or lithography
  • Demonstrated ability to work supportively and creatively with people with a wide range of ability and training related to microfabrication and facility operation

Applications are accepted only through the official Montana State University Jobs portal. For complete job announcement and application procedures visit the following link: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/14695    A cover letter and CV are required. Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.

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