Assistant Microfabrication Facility Manager (Prototyping Core & Cleanroom)

Imperial College London

Department of Bioengineering

Salary:  £33,376 to £37,682 per annum  

Full-time 3 year contract with potential for renewal

Imperial College London is world-leading science-focused institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments, including the Department of Bioengineering.

The Department has consistently been awarded exceptional research ratings, including in the most recent REF assessment (2014), in which 95% our returned research was judged world-leading and internationally excellent. Find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop as a Microfabrication Prototyping Core Manager within the Department of Bioengineering. The Microfabrication Prototyping Core is a new facility at Imperial College’s South Kensington Campus whose mission is to provide research groups across Imperial College with access to rapid prototyping capabilities for biomedical, life sciences, chemical and engineering applications.

The Core will be equipped for SU-8 photolithography, mask-free fabrication, soft lithography, 3D printing, laser cutting and next generation modalities. The Core is funded by a £13 million award from Cancer Research UK through the CRUK Convergent Science Centre, which aims to accelerate cancer research and management through the development of novel engineering and physical sciences technologies.

The Prototyping Core will operate in close coordination with the Bionanofabrication Suite, a new £2M cleanroom located in the Biomedical Engineering Research Hub of Imperial College’s new White City campus opened in 2020. The Bionanofabrication suite houses state of the art fabrication facilities capable of atomic layer etching & deposition in addition to patterning of biomolecules, metals and polymers. This world-class Bionanofabrication suite will provide unprecedented access to state-of-the-art tools for research, clinical and commercialisation activities for academia and industry.

This is a new role, and your duties in the Prototyping Core will include assisting the setup of the Core, assisting the development microfabrication process workflows, leading the day-to-day technical operations of equipment, assisting in the management of operation finances, installation of new equipment, training new users and ensuring equipment is maintained to the highest standards.

You will report to the Prototyping Core Director & Technical Operations Manager, and will be primarily located in Imperial’s South Kensington Campus. The Manager will also support activities within in the Bionanofabrication suite cleanroom located in Imperial’s new Sir Michael Uren Hub White City Campus. To accomplish these goals, the successful candidate will work within a tight-knit team of technical operation staff in the Department of Bioengineering.

You will have an Honours degree in engineering, materials, physics, chemistry or other suitable degree, or suitable relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience. We are looking for a skilled and highly organised individual who can work well as part of a team.

You will be working with a wide range of staff, students and visitors, excellent communication skills and management skills are essential. Cleanroom, photolithography and CAD experience is desired, but not essential since the post holder will be provided with all relevant training.

You will also have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops. Continuity of this post is subject to successful annual reviews of the CRUK Major Centre.

This position is full-time and fixed term for 3 years.

Closing date: 20 May 2021

 

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG01663

 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Sam Au at s.au@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Jo Adam at i.adam@imperial.ac.uk  

 

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