Director, Nanofabrication Cleanroom and Shared Instrumentation Facilities

Posting Number 2020-7503
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/15/2020 6:35 PM)
Location : Location
NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

The NYU Tandon Nanofabrication Cleanroom, located in the Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY, is home to world-class micro- and nanofabrication and metrology tools, which meet the demands of academic and industry users alike.  With over ~ 2000 sq. ft. of Class 1000 space, the NanoFab is appropriately equipped to meet the present and future demands for device fabrication.  We are seeking qualified candidates at the director level position for managing this facility. 


The Director, Nanofabrication Cleanroom and Shared Instrumentation Facilities reports to the Chair of the Cleanroom Faculty Advisory Committee and Senior Director of Campus Planning & Technical Services. Oversee and manage the operation & maintenance of the cleanroom and shared instrumentation research facilities. Develop and implement processes for user training, track usage and charges for use of instruments in facility. Accountable for coordination of Emergency Response Plan and collaborate with Tandon Senior Lab Safety Officer, University EH&S team, and Department of Public Safety. Plan and execute preventative, regular maintenance through the operators, outside contractors and equipment vendors and maintain compliance with federal and local authorities.




-Develop and implement processes for user training in the utilization of equipment, track usage and charges for use of instruments.

-Accountable for coordination of Emergency Response Plan with Tandon Senior Lab Safety Officer, University EH&S team, and Department of Public Safety.  Responsible for maintaining proper facility documentation and maintenance logs per authority having jurisdiction guidelines

-Accountable for harmonized facility maintenance procedures and practices to cover critical systems such as HVAC, sanitization, security, Toxic Gas Monitoring System, preventative/predictive maintenance program, contract services, building and maintenance monitoring systems in compliance with local and federal regulatory authorities such as: OSHA, state permits, FDNY, etc

-Participate in outreach activities aimed at promoting the research carried in the cleanroom and to grow the user base of the facility.  Develop and implement a strategic plan to grow the current capabilities of the cleanroom and instrumentation facilities (e.g., prepare grant proposals, participate in development activities)



Required Education:
Masters or Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related areas.

Preferred Education:
Doctoral Degree

Required Experience:
5+ years experience in of cleanroom-related work. Research or facilities management experience.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Nanofabrication methods, including electron beam lithography, optical lithography, photo and electron beam resists.  Material patterning by reactive ion-etching ion-beam etching and liftoff.  Thin film deposition by physical vapor deposition, including evaporation and magnetron sputtering, chemical etching and usage (solvents, acids, developers, etc.).  General device design and fabrication knowledge (e.g., MEMS, microfluidics, etc).

Additional Information

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