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Cleanroom Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2022
Title Cleanroom Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department SEAS Shared Instrumentation Laboratories
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Physics - General

Position Summary
UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ (SEAS) Shared Instrumentation Laboratories (SIL) seeks an outstanding candidate for the position Cleanroom Manager of its Davis Hall Cleanroom facility (with an associated appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Research in SEAS). The Cleanroom is SIL’s flagship laboratory featuring seven research bays and 5,000 sq. ft. of Class 1000 space, including Class 100 working areas. It is a 24/7/365 shared-use facility offering more than 30 scientific tools and instruments with capabilities for thin film deposition, e-beam and focused-ion-beam lithography, etching, metrology & microscopy, photolithography, sample preparation, thermal processing and analysis, and wafer bonding.

The Cleanroom Manager is responsible for leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Davis Hall Cleanroom. The ideal candidate will possess technical knowledge of diverse cleanroom equipment, research support needs, and operational excellence of a shared-use research facility of this nature. Effective leadership, organizational, communications and customer service skills are a must. Ability to work with a variety of lab clientele (faculty, graduate students, industrial clients, etc.) is foundational to providing excellence in technical / scientific guidance, support, and services.

Responsibilities include:
Provide effective leadership and management of day-to-day cleanroom technical operations, inspiring high standards of client and research support services;
Contribute vision and input to continued development of the Cleanroom facility and acquisition of research equipment assets;
Deliver facility orientation and equipment training to cleanroom users, develop equipment SOPs;
Offer technical / scientific consultation, guidance and services to cleanroom users and industrial clients;
Collaborate with Cleanroom technician to best ensure uptime of equipment in support of the university’s research and education missions;
Maintain, troubleshoot and repair ailing equipment, minimizing downtime;
Enhance relationships and coordination with equipment manufacturers’ service personnel for repair services as needed;
Maintain adequate inventory of Cleanroom consumables: deposition materials, specialty chemicals & gasses;
Help ensure facility compliance with university (EH&S) safety standards, local environmental safety standards and appropriate quality assurance standards;
Maintain data sheets with respect to hazardous materials and records of inspection and safety procedures;
Help ensure compliance to cleanroom Class 1000 standards, monitoring particles controls and positive air pressure, oversee annual cleanroom recertification;

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

About Buffalo
Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
MS in physics, electrical engineering or related field.
Five (5) years of experience in cleanroom operations involving semiconductor and/or electrical engineering research and development.
Ability to work collegially with constituents in providing technical / scientific consultation, equipment training and operation.
Aptitude to troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and maintain cleanroom equipment to minimize downtime. Ambition for opportunities for collaborative research and career development.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD. in physics, electrical engineering or related field with seven (7) years of experience in cleanroom operations involving semiconductor and/or electrical engineering research and development.

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