Director, Micro and Nanofabrication Laboratory

Princeton, NJ
Mar 06, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Position Summary: Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the Director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) Micro and Nanofabrication Laboratory (MNFL). The MNFL is Princeton's central shared-use fabrication facility with over 10,000 sq. ft. of clean room space, housing a large complement of tools dedicated to materials fabrication, packaging and processing across all length scales. The facility supports researchers from academia and industry and plays a critical role in PRISM's research and educational mission. The Director serves as the main scientific and operational leader, managing the daily activities of the MNFL. Responsibilities will include oversight of technical staff, safety, user training, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, and other aspects of facilities operations. In addition, the ideal candidate will have an interest in helping develop research and educational activities within PRISM. The Director works closely with other administrative support team members on issues such as billing, external relations, computer support, and other general administrative needs of the facility. Successful candidates are expected to have experience in the operations of an academic cleanroom as well as expertise in our technical areas including, photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, soft lithography and others. Some specific duties and responsibilities include: *Supervising and managing technical staff members *Working with internal and external users, faculty, and PRISM management to develop strategic near- and long-term research, process, tooling capabilities, and implementation plans *Working with facilities and other campus support personnel on tool installations and facility maintenance. *Developing new education and training modules to support the evolving needs of the facility user base as well as the educational mission of the University *Assisting with finding and competing for external research/operational funding opportunities for the facility Essential Qualifications: *Ph.D. or equivalent in natural sciences or engineering with 5+ years related working experience in an academic (or equivalent) cleanroom setting *Substantial hands-on experience including MNFL technology areas including photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, and soft lithography *Knowledge of safety and health issues concerning cleanroom equipment, operations, and hazardous materials handling and disposal *Strong experience in leadership and staff management *Excellent communication skills are required to work and interface with all users of the facility Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV documenting their experience and skill set, and contact information for 3 or more references. Application materials must be submitted online at This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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