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Nanofabrication Scientist/Engineer
Employer: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Inc
Location: Cambridge, MA, United States
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is developing a revolutionary technology for direct, electrical detection and analysis of single molecules. The platform is designed to offer substantial benefits in a variety of applications. Our lead application is DNA sequencing, but the platform is also adaptable for protein analysis for diagnostics and drug development, and identification of a range of other molecules for security & defense and environmental monitoring. The technology is modular and highly scalable, driven by electronics rather than optics.



Job Description:
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is seeking a nanofabrication expert to join the solid-state nanopore research group, based in Cambridge, MA. Candidates should have particular expertise in the hands-on design and fabrication of micro- or nano-scale sensors.
The role will involve the fabrication and refinement of the company’s existing research-phase solid-state nanopore sensor chips. As these fabrication processes mature, the role will also involve transitioning them to internal technicians and external contractors. The nanofabrication expert will also play a key role in the sensor design team, working with a device physics expert to develop next generation sensors.
The role will require working closely with the measurement team to identify and solve problems and improve performance. A willingness to build an understanding of how the fabricated devices operate in practice is essential.
  • A PhD (or equivalent experience) involving extensive nano and/or semiconductor fabrication
  • At least two years design, fabrication and measurement experience on nanoelectronic, MEMS or FET sensors
  • At least two years fabrication experience with hands-on, research scale facilities, including photolithography, e-beam lithography, and wet and dry processing techniques
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Must have an aptitude for independent research in addition to working well within a team
  • The ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in English

  • Experience with nanoelectronic sensors in solution environments
  • Expertise in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM)
  • Semiconductor device physics expertise, particularly on sensor design, simulation and optimization
  • Experience in nanopore fabrication and sensing
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Date Posted: February 27, 2014