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Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate

Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia Nano Initiative

Job Title: Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate
Job Location: New York , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Physics & Astronomy
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-04-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate
Columbia University

The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Staff Associate or Senior Staff Associate Clean Room engineer position in the area of clean room operations. Assisting and taking directions from the Clean Room Director and reporting to the Director of the Shared Facilities, the clean room engineer will maintain efficient and effective clean room operations. The clean room engineer will be responsible for the development and testing of clean room processes and device fabrication. The clean room engineer should be able to advise students on their research and assist with process development and recipe testing. The engineer will develop training procedures, write Standard Operating Procedures, and qualification of users. The engineer will create facility protocols on equipment and lab system maintenance. The clean room engineer will assist in installing new equipment in the lab and will perform preventative maintenance and machine repair on existing pieces of equipment in the clean room including cleaning chambers, replacing machines parts as needed as well as ordering parts, materials, and consumables.

†The clean room engineer should be able to work independently, troubleshoot, and resolve engineering problems involving both equipment mechanics and process. The engineer should be able to learn about unfamiliar topics quickly and independently. The clean room engineer should be able to communicate clearly with lab users, other team members, other departments of the university, and with vendors.

The clean room engineer will be responsible for maintaining safe and effective working environment within CNI clean room, in compliance with all University and government requirements and regulations as directed by the university Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) department. That includes but not limited to safe handling of chemicals and gas cylinders, implementing and maintaining safety training and safe manner of work in the clean room. In addition the clean room engineer will participate in the hazardous gas monitoring response team. The clean room engineer should be able to lead clean room orientation to new users of the clean room. Knowledge of word, excel, and powerpoint is required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelorís Degree (BA/BS)
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelorís degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field is required. A minimum of 2 years of working experience in a semiconductor fabrication facility as an engineer or other related experience is required, 5-10 years of working experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional desired qualifications include: strong technical experience in conventional clean processes used for electronic, physical, and mechanical device fabrication; understanding of new and modern laboratory-scale fabrication processes required for successful state of the art fabrication including thin film deposition, electron beam lithography, photolithography, nanoimprint lithography and reactive ion etching; excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skillsóthe staff member will serve as a primary interface to Clean Room Users; the ability to work with wide variety of users including biologists, chemists, physicists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers; experience and expertise in the design of recipe-driven processes that can be used by researchers to construct demonstration devices; familiarity with equipment and methodology for characterization and development of semiconductor fabrication processes, including microscopy and metrology.

Additional Information: Other highly desired attributes include: excellent analytical reasoning and problem solving skills; good organizational skills; ability to work with frequent interruptions; ability to work with minimal supervision; knowledge of safety and working procedures with hazardous gases and chemicals; and ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative adopting to a flexible and fast changing environment.

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