We seek an energetic technologist to shape our plasma etch capabilities to meet evolving research needs. As a successful candidate, you have a strong technical background in plasma etch processing and equipment, a love of teaching, and an abiding belief in the Maker ethos of sharing. You thrive on building things: a research device, an etching widget, a short course on fabrication technologies. You are hands-on and lead by example. You are proactive, resourceful, and thrive on bringing people together to find solutions to complex problems. You can juggle multiple projects and be ready with a “plan B” to meet shifting priorities. And you are inspired by our mission: to enable a vibrant, diverse community of researchers who make stuff to better understand and improve the world.
In this role, you will:
- Provide leadership and scientific expertise in managing plasma etch resources to support our world-class researchers.
- Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement across diverse technical areas.
- Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques.
*Other duties, as assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
- Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
- Demonstrated project leadership experience.
Preferred requirements include:
- Advanced degree and publication record in a technical field.
- Experience in managing a budget and developing financial plans.
- Experience in facilitating program partnerships and funding opportunities.
- Advanced oral, written and analytical skills.
- Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
- Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
- May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights <10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
- May require travel.