Summary Description: The Center for Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Staff Associate in the area of Clean Room Operations. Basic responsibilities focus on maintaining an efficient and effective clean room. The incumbent will be responsible for development and maintenance of clean room processes, user training, and management of clean room operations. The incumbent will work closely with clean room users to develop training procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, create facility protocols on new equipment and newly developed processes, and repair and preventative maintenance. The incumbent will also manage a clean room assistant. The ideal candidate will be a strong internal consultant on suitable processes and process flows for fabrication of a range of devices, and will develop and maintain a Master Plan for Clean Room equipment and operations. The incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining safe and effective clean room operations within Columbia University's CEPSR Clean Room and assures proper billing and financial operations of the Clean Room, including compliance with all University and government requirements and regulations.Requirements:An MS or PhD in a relevant discipline is strongly preferred for this position. A minimum of 4 years of operational experience in semiconductor fabrication facility or related experience is required.Additional desired qualifications include: strong technical experience in conventional clean processes used for electronic 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, nanoimprint lithography and reactive ion etching; excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills--the incumbent 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.Other highly desired attributes include: excellent analytical reasoning and problem solving skills; supervision of other clean room technical employees, good organizational skills; ability to work with frequent interruptions; ability to work with minimal supervision; knowledge of safety and hazardous waste protocols; and ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: An MS or PhD in a relevant discipline is strongly preferred for this position. A minimum of 4 years of operational experience in semiconductor fabrication facility or related experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong technical experience in conventional clean operations and electronic and mechanical device fabrication. Understanding for new and modern laboratory-scale fabrication equipment and processes such as electron beam lithography and nanoimprint fabrication. Management, leadership, and communication skills necessary to ensure that the facility meets the needs of its diverse user base. Ability to work with wide variety of Clean Room users including biologists, chemists as well as electrical and mechanical engineers. Experience in maintenance of semiconductor processing tools and/or metrology tools. Experience in the design of recipe driven processes that can be used by researchers to construct demonstration devices of various types. Ability to characterize and develop processes using standard metrology tools. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Excellent analytical reasoning andproblem solving skills. Good organizational skills. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, to work with minimal supervision, and to exercise mature judgment and initiative.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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