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Scientific Engineering Associate, or Senior (Experimental Nanostructures)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA, USA
Position: Full Time

Job Description
Scientific Engineering Associate, or Senior (Experimental Nanostructures) - 75682 Organization: MS-Materials Sciences The Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites applications for a micro- or nano- fabrication process engineering associate to work with the staff of the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO). This position provides multifunctional technical/engineering support in studies of x-ray optical, electronic, magnetic and chemical experimental nanostructures. Primary responsibilities include fabrication of nanostructures, maintenance and daily operation of a nanofabrication laboratory, and development and characterization of new process techniques. Responsibilities: • Provide multifunctional technical support in studies of x-ray optical, electronic, magnetic and chemical experimental nanostructures. • Execute complete projects using novel and standard processes, employing a state-of-the-art electron beam lithography tool to prepare nanostructures for these studies. • Develop and characterize new process techniques for thin film deposition and etching and implement alternative solutions to meet project goals. • Identify electrical, electronic, and mechanical problems with the installed toolset and develop solutions including scheduling, coordinating and directing technical support. • Prepare designs of nanostructures using specialized CAD (computer aided design) and data transcription software. • Measure nanostructure properties with analytical laboratory techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, surface profilometry, and thin film reflective spectroscopy. • Maintain detailed laboratory/experimental logs, notebooks and computer databases. • Participate in the analysis of experimental results. • Work with students and scientists to assist in the formulation and development of projects and the completion of tasks. • Provide support for daily operations of a nanofabrication laboratory. • May use machine tools for basic operations. • May supervise the activities of nonexempt staff. Additional responsibilities for senior level: • May supervise the activities of exempt and nonexempt staff • Resolve a diverse range of technical problems with evaluation of data analysis

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Physics or Engineering plus typically up to 4 years of laboratory experience with lithography systems and thin film fabrication technology, or overall equivalent experience • Direct experience with e-beam systems and/or photolithography • Experience with high vacuum systems, electronic circuits and systems, and mechanical systems • Analytical and learning skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Ability to keep detailed and accurate laboratory notebooks and produce documentation and reports • Experience with a wide variety of computer operating systems as well as CAD programs used in the semiconductor industry is desirable. Additional qualifications for senior level: • Typically up to 8 years of laboratory experience with lithography systems, thin film fabrication technology, and e-beam systems Notes: A single 2-year term appointment will be hired at either the associate or senior associate level. The job classification level of the successful candidate will be based on relevant depth and breath of engineering/scientific support experience. A background check is required. How To Apply Apply directly online at and follow the instructions to complete the application process. About Us The Center for X-Ray Optics works to further science and technology using short wavelength optical systems and techniques. We create and operate advanced experimental systems to address national needs, support research in material, life, and environmental science, and extend the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing. Learn more at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, LBNL’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages LBNL for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. For more, visit Read about our excellent benefits - Total Rewards Program. Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to the development of a safe and diverse workforce.

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