Process specialist in Nanofabrication to the Niels Bohr Institute

The NBI Cleanroom facility at the Niels Bohr Institute seeks an innovative candidate for a permanent technical position as process specialist in Nanofabrication.

The NBI Cleanroom is a research infrastructure providing nanofabrication, processing and characterization facilities to the research groups of NBI. With a focus on quantum electronics and quantum photonics, the research and innovation is mainly driven by The Center for Quantum Devices (Q-Dev), and Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q), involving coordinated activity in materials growth, processing, characterization, and nanoscale fabrication. The cleanroom also accommodates external commercial user groups, such as Microsoft Quantum and Sparrow Quantum.

The position
The candidate will join the department’s existing team of lab technicians and engineers. The tasks within the position are among others to develop processes in close collaboration with researchers and students allowing the fabrication of novel nanostructures for basic and applied research in electronics and other nanodevice applications. This will require the integration of multiple tools and methods, as well as the development of new nanofabrication methods.  

The candidate is expected to contribute within the following areas:

  • Supervise and train researchers, postdocs and students and other technical staff.
  • Developing state of the art processes within areas such as Electron Beam Lithography, UV-Lithography, Physical Vapor Deposition, and Atomic Layer Deposition.
  • Manage technical collaborations with research teams for the development of the nanofabrication facility.
  • Maintain and trouble-shoot research equipment in collaboration with technical staff and run regular calibration procedures on the tools.
  • Share responsibilities for tools and processes with other members of the technical staff.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following competencies and experience:

  • Candidates should have a MSc or PhD degree in Electrical engineering or Physics or an equivalent relevant degree.
  • An in-depth understanding of laboratory safety, and experience with hazardous tools and materials associated with nanofabrication facilities is required.
  • Thorough knowledge about nanofabrication procedures with emphasis on electron beam lithography preferably using Elionix and Raith tools and skills necessary to design the entire fabrication process.
  • Experience with device and materials characterization/imaging tools such as scanning probe and electron microscopy.
  • Have knowledge about a broad spectrum of nanofabrication methods, semiconductor physics, electronics, physics, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Have cleanroom experience.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment and salary is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Employment will be as academic employee, and the salary is based on seniority; negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is scheduled to start 1 September 2023.

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Your application should (in English) include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Current curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of reference
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is 15 June 2023, 23.59 GMT +1.

For inquiries about the position, please contact Cleanroom Lab Manager Martin Saurbrey Bjergfelt , mail: martin.bjergfelt@nbi.ku.dkphone +45 23 81 08 93.  

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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Application deadline: 15-06-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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