Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As part of the research in the group of Dr. Doeke Hekstra, we are seeking someone who will work within our team to build and test microfabricated, microfluidic, or 3D printed devices capable of delivering high-voltage pulses to protein crystals with minimal sample disturbance. In addition, the candidate will contribute to the logistics of setting up the experiments using these devices at US National Laboratories.
Under nominal direction, build and test microfabricated devices capable of delivering high-voltage pulses to protein crystals. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, but within broad guidelines and subject to review by supervisor and other research staff.
Design (Autodesk, or similar CAD software) and build (by photolithography, Chemical Vapor Deposition, etc.) microfabricated electrode devices using proscribed techniques and equipment;
Assess the performance of the built devices using standard microfabrication measurements (optical profilometry and an electric probe station) as well as a custom-built spectroscopic setup built within the lab;
Process, organize and summarize data, reporting experiment results using scientific software (Matlab or Python), and Microsoft Office or GSuite as needed;
As a member of our team, assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols;
May be asked to instruct others in basic microfabrication techniques;
Perform relevant laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, ordering supplies and other duties as required.
This is a one year term grant funded position that is renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community
This work will be performed on campus
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background in biomedical or electrical engineering (or similar).
At least two years of related work experience. Demonstrated abilities in the microfabrication of MEMS devices. Successful job performance requires persistence, frequent outreach to staff and colleagues and the ability to effectively communicate design considerations (verbally and visually) to supervisor, collaborators, and colleagues.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52646BR
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