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Under the general direction of the Technical Director, the incumbent performs micro/nano analysis and process development of diverse scope in all areas serviced by the facility, using techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, focused ion beam, atomic force microscopy, photo- and electron-beam patterning, wet/dry-etching, materials deposition, metrology, materials analysis, soft-lithography, and more. Using skills as a seasoned, experienced engineering professional in a specialized engineering field on a major training and / or research effort, the incumbent:
(1) Develops and characterizes multiple characterization/fabrication techniques/processes for micro/nano-structured devices, including but not limited to: scanning electron microscopy, focused ion beam, atomic force microscopy, optical and electron-beam lithography, etching, materials deposition, metrology. (2) Develops innovative technologies for characterization of micro/nano-structured devices and transfers of such technologies to a large user community of diverse background. Assignments typically require concentration in a field of application where subject matter knowledge relevant to research objectives and methodology is of great value in understanding and establishing engineering design criteria. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Additional tasks include the design and development of novel capabilities of existing and new nano/micro-characterization equipment, operation/maintenace of Nano3's existing characterization equipment, installation of and operation of future nano/micro-characterization and fabrication equipment, new user training on existing and future nano/micro-characterization equipment, and serve as technical resource and liaison to researchers, staff, and industry partners for development of designs/experiments, proactively finding solutions to complex problems. Tasks also include provision of direct services to internal and external users of the facility, including, but not limited to, characterization of micro/nano-dimensional devices, focused ion beam patterning, atomic force microscopy characterization and equivalent responsibilities as future equipment becomes available. Assists in the development of facilities' goals.
Day to day responsibilities are performed with little to no instruction. Work has considerable impact on projects and ability to meet unit/department goals, and is reviewed in terms of meeting objectives.
Graduation from college with major work in engineering or related field and typically three (3) years of engineering experience (including one (1) year of responsible design work) and/or an equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge and experience with engineering principles and methods to independently perform the full range of engineering professional design work.
Working knowledge of micro/nano materials analysis techniques and hands-on experience, including but not limited to: Scanning electron microscopy, Scanning probe microscopy, Contact profilometry, 3-D optical profilometry, Film stress measurement, ellipsometry, interferometric microscopy.
Working knowledge and experience in a variety of micro/nano fabrication techniques, including but not limited to: Photolithography, Resist processing, Wet-etching, Dry-etching (reactive ion etching, inductively couple plasma etching), Chemical vapor deposition, Sputtering, Electron-beam evaporation, Electro-forming, Bonding, Micromachining, Chemical Processing.
Proven ability to lay out a device process flow and then fabricate it into a device prototype. Knowledge of behavior of fluids confined to microchannels. Working knowledge of electron-beam lithography. Working knowledge of biomedical device fabrication and implementation (incl. bio-MEMS, lab-on-chip, bioreactors).
Extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of materials science, with special focus on polymeric materials. Knowledge of electrochemical processes.
Detailed knowledge of chemical safety. Ability to work safely with hazardous materials such as toxic and pyrophoric gases, liquids, and solids.
Demonstrated ability to function as a research collaborator with faculty investigators and other research team members.
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