This is highly skilled work in the design and fabrication of microstructures and nanostructures in a variety of materials, including silicon, plastics and glass. Knowledge in the areas of photolithography, wet/dry etching, thin film deposition, and cleanroom operation are required. Tasks include developing photomasks, photoresist processing, deposition of conductive materials either through layered deposition techniques or electroplating, wet etching (using HF or other etchant materials) or dry etching (reactive ion etching, deep reactive ion etching) into silicon, and then using a variety of metrology techniques (Scanning electron microscopy, scanning profilometry) to characterize those materials. Expertise in the area of nanopatterning, nanoimprint lithography, and deep UV lithography would be helpful. This person will also supervise activities in the clean room and thus, knowledge in cleanroom operation is imperativef. Experience with AutoCAD and CAD/CAM software is helpful. Person hired to this position may provide leadership or supervision over staff and students.
30%- Confers with faculty members, research associates and graduate students on the design, modification, and construction of microstructures and nanostructures in a variety of materials and executes operations required to realize the fabrication. Uses thorough knowledge of tools, materials and techniques associated with all phases of lithography.
25%- Constructs micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) or nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) from either existing plans or from rough outlines of the design. Uses all techniques of the MEMS and NEMS areas to facilitate the design and fabrication of said devices.
15%- Oversees and maintains microfabrication and nanofabrication equipment used by research groups as well as cleanroom operation and operability. Instructs graduate students, faculty and others in the proper use of this equipment, where appropriate.
15%- Trains and supervises faculty, staff, and students in the use of the cleanroom facility and the tools within it. Tests users on general knowledge of tool usage and cleanroom safety before authorizing individuals for cleanroom use.
15%- Operates specialized equipment:
- Mask Aligner
- Injection molder
- DC Magnetron Sputterer
- Thermionics E-beam evaporator with 3 electron sources for thin film deposition
- Oxford Instruments plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) system for depositing dielectric films
- Oxford Instruments inductively-coupled plasma reactive ion etch (ICP-RIE) system capable of deep RIE of silicon-based materials
Contact Information to Applicants
Prof. Steven A. Soper
Department of Chemistry and Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Kansas
1567 Irving Hill Rd., Rm. 2184
Integrated Science Building
Lawrence, KS 66045
Additional Candidate Instruction
Complete online application includes: Cover Letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.
Deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.
Advertised Salary Range
Starting at $50,000, commesurate with experience
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding
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