Senior Technician - NMRC/Electron Beam Lithography

Expiring today

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£29,301 to £38,183 per annum
23 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Technician - NMRC/Electron Beam Lithography 

Location:     University Park
Salary:     £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Tuesday 21 November 2017
Reference:     ENG369817

Applications are invited for this 3 year fixed term post in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham, located in the Nanoscale Research Centre. The role holder will have operational responsibility for daily operation of the nanofabrication cleanroooms and electron beam lithography facility in the NMRC. The role holder will develop and maintain electron beam resist processes for the wide range of substrates used by University of Nottingham researchers and their collaborators. The role holder will be expected to assist research groups to make use of the facilities and to train researchers in the use of the facilities and will also be responsible for supervising users and ensuring that a safe working environment is maintained at all times. 

Duties will include:

  • To manage and co-ordinate the operation of the Nottingham Nanofabrication Facility. In particular the role holder will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the Nanobeam NB5 electron beam lithography system and associated cleanroom.
  • To develop and maintain electron beam resist processes for nanoscale patterning on a wide range of samples including semiconductors and fused silica.
  • To provide support for users in the preparation of designs, data and substrates for writing in the machine. To provide routine access to the machine (sample preparation, loading, writing, unloading and processing of samples).
  • To train users to make safe and effective use of the facilities and the standrad workflow for EBL (design, rendering in GDSEE, fracturing and data preparation, sample preparation, exposure, development and post-processing). Safety associated with the NNFF and electron beam lithography tool is paramount and is a key responsibility of this role.
  • To ensure high machine availability through proactive and pre-emptive maintenance of the systems and cleanroom laboratories, including routine monitoring and maintenance of the EBL machine, and other equipment. Routine quality control checks of the resist processes to ensure process stability.

Candidates must hold a minimum HNC, plus a relevant track record in EBL. A first degree or equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline e.g. Physics, Nanoscience or Electronics is desirable as would be a post graduate qualification in science or engineering. Candidates must have the ability to calculate exposures and machine settings and extrapolate to new samples and proven technical specialist knowledge in their own technical areas. Training and in depth knowledge in the design of nanofabrication process flows and lithographic pattern designs in GDSII format is also desirable. A flexible approach and the ability to communicate are both essential. Training will be provided where required, a willingness to learn and develop skills and responsibilities will be encoruaged and expected. 
This is a full time, fixed term post for 3 years.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.