Electron Beam Lithography Manager

California, United States
18 Oct 2018
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18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Electron Beam Lithography Manager, Stanford Nano Shared Facilities

The Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF) is seeking an Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) scientist to lead the operations of the facilities’ Raith 150 EBL system, located at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF), lead the operations of a new EBL system, as well as assist with the JEOL 6300FS EBL system, both located at SNSF.  The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations, and maintenance of the instruments.  S(he) will provide training and support to researchers, develop and implement advanced techniques and also be involved in planning for upgrades and new equipment. The EBL manager will report to the Associate Director of SNSF.

Stanford’s shared nanofacilities offer a comprehensive array of advanced nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools.  Over 1,300 researchers make use of the shared facilities each year in order to further their research programs.  The goal of the shared facilities at Stanford University is to provide open, cost-effective access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities for scientists and engineers from academia, small and large companies, and government laboratories.

For more information about SNSF and SNF, visit http://snsf.stanford.edu and http://snf.stanford.edu.  ​


Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to assigned project or project leadership for a phase of, or all of, a major engineering or scientific research project/program. Work in collaboration with senior research staff members.


  • Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of major projects, services, facilities, and activities utilizing e-beam lithography
  • Develop advanced technological ideas, and guide their development into a final product or new approaches to research. Carry out complex or unique assignments important to the advancement of the field.
  • Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; make substantive contributions in diverse technical areas.
  • Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques.
  • Contribute to or co-author published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identify research and development funding opportunities.
  • Supervise staff and resources to meet program objectives.
  • Establish, communicate, and enforce compliance with health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Develop training manuals and safety guidelines, and train new instrumentation users, researchers, and/or technical staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Masters' degree in engineering, science, or related field, and five or more years of equivalent work experience.
  • Expertise in electron beam lithography, especially system operation, process development, resist characterization and integration with other micro- and nano-fabrication techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Education and Experience (Required)

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.
  • Expert knowledge of electron beam lithography principles and applications.
  • Certifications and Licenses: None

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

Working Conditions

  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights ≥10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
  • May require travel.

Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.