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Lab Operations Engineer at Stanford University, USA

Country: USA
City: Stanford, California
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Jobs at Stanford University, California, United States of America

Position: Lab Operations Engineer

Reports to: Associate Director of SNSF (Stanford Nano Shared Facilities)

About Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California. It ranks at #2 in the world according to the QS World University ranking of 2019. The university facilitates more than 16,000 pursuing a degree from undergraduate to postgraduate studies in various fields. Furthermore, the university has 4:1 student-faculty ratio which eases interaction with the faculty. Stanford has a steep acceptance rate of only 5%. However, it is one of the most sought universities by students from all over the world. In addition to that, Stanford University provides a wide range of studies but carries a high reputation for its engineering studies. Even though the tuition fee is steep, Stanford University provides financial aid to international students.

About position

The SNSF department of the university is looking for highly qualified and prominent Lab Operation Engineers to support highly specialized technical research operations within the Stanford Nanopatterning Cleanroom. However, the incumbent will also manage the day-to-day operations as well as maintenance of a number of fabrication and characterization instruments within the cleanroom. In addition to that, s/he will assists and trains new researchers and also inspect and supervise the laboratory equipment for proper operations.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop technical and methodological solutions to complex engineering/scientific problems requiring independent analytical thinking and advanced knowledge.
  • Similarly, develop creative new or improved equipment, materials, technologies, processes, methods, or software important to the advancement of the field.
  • Contribute technical expertise, and perform basic research and development in support of programs/projects; act as advisor/consultant in the area of specialty.
  • Coordinate detailed phases of work related to responsibility for part of a major project or for an entire project of moderate scope. Similarly, contribute to portions of published articles or presentations; prepare and write reports; draft and prepare scientific papers.
  • Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students, as needed.
  • Furthermore, other duties assigned by the respective authority.

Minimum requirements

  • University degree in the required field. In addition to that, three years of experience in a similar field. However, advanced degree and ten or more years of experience with nanofabrication and nanocharacterization highly desired.
  •  Deep knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.




Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline30 June,2019
Company NameStanford University
CityStanford, California



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