This position is in the Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology, Nanoscale Fabrication Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The center is a 10,000 sf cleanroom facility for nanoscale fabrication that supports a broad range of research by students, staff, faculty and industrial clients with interest in micro and nano fabrication and device development.
The position will involve all aspects of Nano Fabrication operations from user training, safety, process development, equipment maintenance & repair, and cleanroom facility management, to budgeting and user and personnel management. The position requires a broad knowledge and experience in nanofabrication cleanrooms, processes, equipment, and process integration. Special consideration will be given to persons with deep understanding and experience in equipment maintenance and repair.
Assists with the oversight and strategic planning for a center or program that has institutional recognition and scope and may assist with directing a variety of research activities. Allocates resources, secures funding, and supervises staff to ensure program strategies and activities align with the institutional mission.
5% Determines unit personnel needs and the unit personnel resource allocation plan
10% Serves as a unit liaison to internal stakeholder groups to foster cross-unit partnership efforts regarding research programs and activities
10% Serves as a consultant to project directors and provides technical expertise to research and operational personnel
10% Collaborates with project directors and the full range of clients whose knowledge and expertise varies
50% Manages large research projects for the institution
10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
5% Assists with planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for a center or program that has institutional recognition
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Required Master's Degree Preferred area of focus in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or Interdisciplinary Program Degree with micro/nano device fabrication experience is required.
Required: - Vision and project management skills and ability to: oversee advanced process development; equipment repair, maintenance, & installation; and nanoFab infrastructure improvements - At least 5 years demonstrated, hands-on process development and/or equipment maintenance experience, beyond terminal degree, in multiple process technologies such as: *Reactive ion etching (RIE) *Low pressure and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD, PECVD) *Physical vapor deposition (PVD) *Diffusion/oxidation *Photolithography or electron beam lithography (EBL). - Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills - At least 5 years of demonstrated experience, beyond terminal degree, in cleanroom facility management (air filtration, DI water systems, etc.)
Preferred: - Experience integrating processes for nano-fabrication devices - Past experience working in a shared use cleanroom facility that serves the needs of a range of users - 2 years or more of personnel management experience - The ability to work with scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines and cultures combined with an enthusiasm for working on multiple, complex projects simultaneously is important
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
How to Apply:
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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