Director, Micro and Nanofabrication Laboratory

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
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Sep 19, 2021

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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 thin film deposition and photolithographic, advanced packaging, soft materials and microfluidics, and processing from meso-scale to nanometer scales. The facility interfaces with researchers from academia and industry and plays a critical role in PRISM's research and educational mission. The Director serves as the primary scientific and operational leader, managing the daily activities of the MNFL and communication with facility stakeholders. Responsibilities will include oversight of technical staff, safety, user training, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, lab-based training and educational programs, and other aspects of facilities operations. 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. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to leading a diverse cleanroom community composed of faculty, users, and staff, combined with an interest in helping develop research and educational support 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. 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, thrusts 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 facility Essential Qualifications: *10+ years cleanroom leadership experience in an academic (or equivalent) cleanroom setting. *Substantial hands-on experience in all cleanroom technology areas including photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, microfluidics, and soft lithography *Knowledge of safety and health issues concerning cleanroom, life safety, equipment, clean operations and protocols, and hazardous materials handling and disposal *Strong experience in leadership and management of personnel *Excellent communication skills are required to work and interface with all stakeholders of the facility Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume documenting their experience and skill set, and a list of 3 or more references. Application materials should be submitted online at This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For general application information and how to voluntarily self-identify, please link to



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