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Job LocationSaudi Arabia
Job TitleStaff Scientist - Etching
Job TypeResearch
Job Summary
  • KAUST Nanofabrication Core Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory supporting research in Micro- and Nanofabrication and Microfluidics.
  • The Cleanroom Staff Scientist provides specialized support in training users, operating and maintaining the equipment used by many KAUST student and professional researchers and external users in the preparation of structures and devices or their component advanced materials.
  • He / She will work with a team of scientists and technical staff to help ensure an uninterrupted, high-standard of experimental research.
Major Responsibilities
  • Oversee equipment availability and utilization, order spare parts and consumables, plan preventive maintenance. Supports KAUST colleagues, students, post-docs, faculty, other scientists and staff or external users by coordinating, scheduling and completing regular training on assigned instruments, as well as help with special projects and experimental design;
  • Work with faculty and students, create opportunities to enhance technical operations or content through expansion of existing efforts or development of new efforts;
  • Provide strong technical support to users for material deposition and sample characterization;
  • Train users in the effective use of dry etching equipment;
  • Standardize the procedures for equipment operation;
  • Develop new processes and procedures to meet specific user’s research needs;
  • Optimize the process parameters;
  • Maintain proper and complete equipment operations and maintenance records;
  • Ensure User compliance with Badger instrument control software policy;
  • Identifies problems and related technical issues, communicate and work with lab equipment engineers and
  • on-site, off-site and international technical teams / specialists, vendors, etc. to solve equipment issues and ensure the proper operation and repair, both preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments;;
  • Work as a backup for some other preparation and characterization tools in the lab.
  • Contribute to the efforts to making the lab a high standard and safe work place for staff and users
OrganizationResearch
DivisionCore Labs
Technical Skills
  • Familiar with Cleanroom operations and procedures;
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repairing equipment;
  • Experience and knowledge of metrology tools such as optical/electrical methods;
  • Familiar with Cleanroom standards and procedures;
  • Experience in working in international, multicultural environment
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
  • Plan and organize vendor visits, workshops and seminars;
  • Research and advise on equipment replacement and upgrades;
  • Help ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations and with Cleanroom standard and procedures;
  • Participate in lab organization and upkeep efforts;
  • Attend professional and safety meetings.
  • Perform some other operational and administrative duties in the lab as required to assure smooth and safe operations.
Required Education
  • Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or Engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise and more than 5 years of experience in dry etching equipment and process;
Required Experience
  • 5 plus years’ experience with working in the Cleanroom in processing of semiconductor materials and devices

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