National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

Employment Opportunities

NNIN employs over 150 technical staff members at all levels to support our equipment and users.  Hiring is on a site by site basis.

The following postions are open:


Senior Technical Liaison Officer

Penn State Nanofabrication Laboratory

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Posted Dec. 6, 2012

The Materials Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking highly qualified candidates to match the technical needs of corporate and external academic researchers with the specialized capabilities offered by the Nanofabrication Laboratory with the purpose of increasing the number of external researchers using the Laboratory.  The successful candidate will assist external researchers from diverse fields in designing and developing integrated process flows, and in coordinating the project administration with Laboratory staff, faculty, and consultants.  Extensive background and experience in all aspects of device nanofabrication is required, including fully integrated lithographic, deposition, and etching processes.  Previous experience in technical marketing, project management, and budget oversight is highly desirable.  The successful candidate should have excellent communication, leadership, and time management skills as well as knowledge of policies and procedures related to intellectual property, grants and contracts, and IT resources.

The Nanofabrication Laboratory comprises a 10,000 sq. ft. cleanroom with a nearly equivalent amount of support space, which is located within the newly constructed state-of-the-art Millennium Science Complex on the Penn State University Park campus (  This interdisciplinary research complex also houses the Materials Characterization Laboratory, with cutting edge analytical and microscopy facilities, and numerous materials and life-sciences research laboratories.  The fully staffed Nanofabrication Laboratory maintains and operates more than 70 nanofabrication and characterization tools, with a technical focus in heterogeneous integration of novel materials such as complex oxides, chalcogenides, graphene, etc. onto nontraditional substrates.  The Laboratory is a member of the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), and currently supports the nanofabrication needs of more than 500 researchers per year.

Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Engineering/Physical Sciences or related disciplines, and experience in process integration and technical management is preferred.  Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Questions can be directed to Prof. Theresa S. Mayer via e-mail at  Please include “Senior Technical Liaison Officer” in the subject of the e-mail.