Term: 1 year
The Nanofabrication and Characterization Scientist is a professional level staff person, responsible for process support, training, and user service on all characterization tools available in the Quantum NanoFab Core Infrastructure. As part of this mandate the Nanofabrication and Characterization Scientist will assist Quantum NanoFab members apply characterization techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Ellipsometry, etc. for the purposes of troubleshooting and characterizing their fabrication processes. The Quantum NanoFab is unique in that it enables the fabrication of leading edge quantum and nanostructures and devices. It serves the needs of two institutes, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), as well as multiple local startups and national industrial and academic clients. The facility’s annual operating budget is in excess of $1M; approximately $500K in user fees are invoiced annually. It is one of the best equipped and most advanced cleanroom labs in North America, containing a comprehensive suite of state of the art lithography, deposition, diffusion, etch, packaging and characterization equipment.
This role is contingent on funding.
Lab member guidance, consultation and training
Equipment maintenance and performance