Core Facility Research Specialist

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Scientific / Education & Training

Job Reference #: 19002577

Core Facility Research Specialist
The University of Iowa Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility is an Office of the Vice President for Research core resource, offering a wide array of instrumentation to research investigators.

The MATFab Facility is seeking a Core Facility Research Specialist to: support medium- to ultra-high vacuum, electron emission and detection, deposition, and etching instrumentation for materials fabrication and characterization including e-beam lithography, reactive-ion etching, atomic-layer deposition, and chemical vapor deposition.

About the MATFab Facility

The Materials Analysis Testing and Fabrication Facility will open in summer 2019 in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory (IATL) and house a suite of instrumentation to support nano- and micro-fabrication and materials analysis and characterization.

MatFab will bring together under one roof the most modern, sophisticated equipment that faculty and staff in the physical sciences and engineering need to conduct cutting-edge research.

Benefits Highlights

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Posting Announcement Information

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience with e-beam UHV systems and electronics.
  • Prior experience with maintenance and repair of research instrumentation for physical sciences and engineering applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a position of increasing responsibility.
    Desirable Qualifications
  • PhD in a scientific field.
  • Post-degree professional experience of at least one year after the completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Familiarity with electron-beam lithography, reactive-ion etching, atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition methods for micro and nanofabrication applications.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

applicants must upload two personal and current documents, and mark them as submission-relevant:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Five professional references will be requested and required. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. An applicant who fails to submit the required materials will be considered ineligible

Job ID: 68241

Posted 12 days ago

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