Core Facility Rsrch Specialist

22003064 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility is an Office of the Vice President for Research core resource, offering a wide array of instrumentation to research investigators.

The MATFab Facility is seeking a Core Facility Research Specialist to: support medium- to ultra-high vacuum, electron emission and detection, deposition, and etching instrumentation for materials fabrication and characterization including e-beam lithography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), reactive-ion etching, atomic-layer deposition, photolithography, and chemical vapor deposition.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

About the MATFab Facility 
The Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility brings together cutting-edge instruments for the physical sciences and engineering into one convenient location on campus. The MATFab facility houses instrumentation for chemical and elemental analysis, imaging, metrology, and micro and nanofabrication. Chemical and elemental analysis gives information about the composition of materials, while imaging capabilities allow us to, in some cases, map elemental and chemical composition spacially. Our fabrication facility is housed in 1500 square feet of clean room space, and has deposition and etching tools for building small structures at the micro and nanoscale, with applications in LEDs, semiconductors, microfluidics, and more. Our imaging and metrology equipment allow detailed characterization of the properties engineered into these materials.



Education or Equivalency Required

A Master’s degree in a scientific field or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Typically 2-3 years of experience with e-beam UHV systems and electronics.
  • Prior experience with maintenance and repair of research instrumentation for physical sciences and engineering applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a position of increasing responsibility.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • A PhD in a scientific field or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-degree professional experience of at least one year after the completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Familiarity with electron-beam lithography, reactive-ion etching, atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition methods for micro and nanofabrication applications.
  • Familiarity with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), analytical techniques and data analysis.

Position and Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Contact:  Sarah Tillman (

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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