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UW EE has an outstanding opportunity for an Electron Beam Lithography Engineer. This position will be responsible for the development and support of facility user projects, nanofabrication process development, and equipment maintenance and support.
The Electron Beam Lithography Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and lead training and operations of the JEOL JBX-6300FS Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) system including running tests, actual work and ensuring that the system is stable, while consistently diagnosing any potential problems which may arise. Train students and other users to operate the EBL system and work on E-Beam lithography process flows. This person will work on projects from outside UW (commercial, non-UW academic, and government) to support the tool financially and work on nanophotonics research building cutting-edge nanoscale devices. This will have a direct impact on projects in EE and collaborator's groups, representing several million dollars per year of direct funding. Supervise student assistants and undergraduates as tool operators on the Electron Beam Lithography and other relevant instrumentation. Teach students and postdocs how to effectively evaluate the performance of the Electron Beam Lithography for their projects. Advising of research graduate students working on cutting edge device fabrication. Directs and reviews work of students and postdocs, provides performance evaluations and input to project PI's on hiring, tasking, and corrective actions on under-performing projects. Assisting colleagues in their activities and fabrication in other areas of fabrication. Consulting with users on active and potential projects to identify low-risk options to meet customer fabrication goals.
Specifically, the person in this role will:
Work with other facility staff and users to develop, characterize, document and report nanofabrication processes within the user facility.
Execute and document processing project activities for remote and local facility users.
Work directly with local researchers, including university staff and students as well as industrial users, to support their nanofabrication research needs through process development, as well as equipment and processing training and support.
Evaluate the feasibility of proposed projects by facility users and develop alternative solutions.
Assume primary responsibility for several pieces of complex equipment used in nanofabrication, including but not limited to electron beam lithography, dry etching, thin-film deposition, and inspection and analysis. Responsibilities of tool ownership include preventative maintenance, system documentation and training, and user support. In addition, will serve as primary contact with EBL service team.
Establish performance requirements for nanofabrication processes and evaluate performance metrics.
Supervise and mentor staff members. Be cross-trained and provide secondary support on other equipment in the cleanroom.
Streamline training and assessment protocols to expedite qualified user progression.
Provide regular monitoring and oversight of critical building infrastructure support systems including HVAC, process gas delivery, and other EBL support systems.
Coordination of consumables inventory and cleanroom cleaning and validation protocols.
Work will be primarily within the Fluke Hall cleanroom facility, and will involve hands-on work with complex microprocessing equipment, delicate samples, chemicals, compressed gasses.
Bachelor's degree required. Equivalent years of experience may be considered as well.
At least 3 years working experience with micro and nanofabrication equipment, preferably in a multi-user, multi-disciplinary research-oriented facility.
Significant experience working in a cleanroom environment.
Working knowledge of vacuum systems.
Working knowledge of hazardous materials handling and emergency response procedures.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Nanofabrication experience including both process development and equipment maintenance, including high- vacuum processing equipment.
Experience with a wide range of nanofabrication processes desired, including electron beam lithography, deposition, etch, lithography, metrology and inspection equipment.
Ability to plan and execute complex projects such as wafer processing projects, process development and characterization, or equipment installation.
Background in cleanroom and critical building support infrastructure systems including HVAC, process gasses, and deionized water generation/distribution.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be current employee of the College of Engineering.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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