Engineering and Technology: Nanotechnology, Physics: Nanotechnology
Technical Director PINSE
Swanson School of Engineering-RC-United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-(19001927)
The Petersen Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering (PINSE) at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a Scientific/Technical Director to lead its nanofabrication and characterization user facility (NFCF). As such, the Technical Director will be responsible for ensuring that the NFCF meets its mission of providing scientific/technical expertise and a first class clean room facility in support of users' research programs in nanoscience and engineering. This permanent, full-time research professor position is non-tenure stream (rank is dependent on qualifications and experience). Qualified applicants should submit their applications electronically to PinseSearch@pitt.edu. The application should include the following materials in PDF form: a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page description of work/research experience in a cleanroom environment (as well as nanoscale characterization), and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Primary Duties - Elements
The Technical Director will be responsible for the management, smooth operation, and development of the nanofabrication and characterization facility (NFCF).This includes the hiring, training and supervision of facility personnel; determining responsibilities of assigned staff positions to accomplish service and growth objectives; budget allocation of resources; billing for services rendered; establishing policies for effective operation of the facility; and assisting in securing funds for the expansion of PINSE/NFCF capabilities. The technical director is also expected to provide direct user support in lithography, thin film deposition, and processing technologies.
The Technical Director will report directly to the Academic Director of PINSE and will be expected to manage the NFCF's scientific and support staff with the goals of (1) enhancing the strengths and visibility of existing multidisciplinary staff and user research programs; (2) identifying new directions that are strategically aligned with PINSE/NFCF mission; (3) enabling a world-class user program with an engaged, satisfied, and diverse user community; (4) promoting interactions with other programmatic Centers and user facilities; (5) interfacing effectively with the University of Pittsburgh educational programs in nanoscience and technology;; and (6) ensuring high standards in Environmental, Safety, and Health and quality assurance for all of the PINSE/NFCF's activities.
Requirements & Minimum Qualifications -- Elements
A Ph.D. degree in science or engineering and extensive experience and expertise in micro-nanofabrication technologies and materials characterization. Demonstrated experience in management and clean room experience.
About University of Pittsburgh, NanoScale Facility
The University of Pittsburgh Petersen Institute for NanoScience and Engineering's NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility supports the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale materials and structures, and integration of devices at all length scales. The facility houses advanced equipment with core nano-level (20 nm or below) capability for fabrication and characterization, including electron-beam lithography system, dual-beam system, plasma etching, thin film deposition, TEM, multifunctional scanning probe station, modular XRD, and more.
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