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Full-time Staff Associate/ Senior Staff Associate

at Columbia University in New York

The Center for Integrated Science and Engineering 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 position in the area of Clean Room Operations. Basic responsibilities focus on maintaining efficient and effective clean room operations following the guidance of the Clean Room Supervisor, the Clean Room Director, and the Clean Room Committee. The Operations Specialist will report directly to the Clean Room Supervisor and will be responsible to the Director of the Center for Integrated Science and Engineering and the Columbia University Clean Room Committee. The Operations Specialist will be responsible for development and maintenance of clean room processes, user training, and management of some aspects of cleanroom operations. The candidate 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 will share the oversight of specific clean room equipment with the clean room supervisor. This will include preventative maintenance and repair. The ideal candidate will be a strong internal consultant on suitable processes and process flows for fabrication of a range of devices. The Operations Specialist will coordinate and share the responsibility with the supervisor for creating and maintaining safe and effective clean room operations within Columbia University's CEPSR Clean Room, including compliance with all University and government requirements and regulations.


Minimum Qualifications for Staff Associate:
A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or related field is required. A minimum of 2 years of operational experience in a semiconductor fabrication facility or related experience is required, 5-10 years of operational experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications for Senior Staff Associate:
MS in the above fields is preferred for senior staff associates. A minimum of 4 years of operational experience in semiconductor fabrication facility or related experience is required, 5-10 years of operational experience 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 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.

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 hazardous waste protocols; and ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.

Minorities and Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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