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A cover letter is required in order to be considered for this position and must be combined with your resume as one document when you upload it  into the University of Michigan system. The cover letter should identify your interest and qualifications for this position along with the skills and experience you have gained that directly relate to this position’s responsibilities.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:


The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment— can be found at:

Who We Are

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is a 24/7 shared user facility that provides advanced micro- and nano-fabrication equipment and expertise to research groups from government, industry and universities, currently serving over 450 users working on a variety of applications in engineering, physical and life sciences.


The LNF consists of a 13,500 square foot class 10/100/1000/10000 cleanroom, including a BiosSafety Level 2 laboratory space. LNF supports and enables cutting edge research, from semiconductor materials and devices, integrated microsystems, electronic circuits, solid-state lighting, energy, biotechnology, medical devices and unconventional materials and processing technologies.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include: 

  • Generous time off 

  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting 

  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance 

  • Life insurance 

  • Long-term disability coverage 

  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


You will report to the LNF User Program Manager and will act as an advocate for the LNF user community. Specific duties and responsibilities of the position are listed below: 

  • Use your understanding of the technical and scientific details of diverse research projects to act as the leading technical interface between the LNF and prospective research groups (users as well as Principal Investigators). 

  • Support the needs of prospective and existing LNF users especially with projects related to materials, biosciences, physics and/or chemistry. Assist them in using available tools and developing processes when needed.

  • Be a technical spokesperson for the LNF and help promote the laboratory. Lead outreach activities to internal and external research communities to investigate how LNF technology and facilities may be creatively used to support the research and business communities. Continue to build and grow the LNF as a collaborative and diverse professional community.

  • Exhibit and enforce safe working and housekeeping practices.

  • Foster teamwork and participate in team-building activities.

  • Participate in Emergency Response Team training sessions and responses, and participate in on-call rotation (voluntary).

Required Qualifications*

  • A Ph.D. in Material Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences or related fields, with 3+ years of experience.

  • Knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, nano and micro fabrication technologies, such as thin film deposition and growth, optical and e-beam lithography, soft lithography, wet and dry etching, and associated metrology and characterization.

  • Experience in diverse research environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in technical settings.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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