Job Opportunities


Business Manager


Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) is searching for a Business/Grants Manager with excellent financial and organizational skills. The Business and Grants Manager reports to the Institute Manager and is responsible for oversight of all aspects of financial and grants management. Assists and acts as back-up to the Institute Manager, Finance and Administration on other job related projects and duties as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight of grants process: pre-and post-award responsibilities including new proposal submissions, monthly forecasting, monitoring and approval of spending, progress reports and sponsored research reporting.
  • Analysis of financial data and preparation of financial information for reports, and oversight of tracking and reconciling accounts.
  • Approval of expenditures in accordance with account restrictions.
  • Oversight and/or approval of all purchases, invoices and travel.
  • Management of departmental credit cards including Concur approval and other expense activity.
  • Mentoring for purchasing coordinator and/or grants assistant manager.
  • Serve as back up to the facility Financial Manager.
  • Work closely with other departments and offices to manage and reconcile financial issues.
  • Attend all relevant training classes and stay current with changes in policies, procedures and processes pertaining to financial management and sponsored research.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 4-6 years accounting, business and grant experience.
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations regarding fiscal management of federal funds.
  • Skilled in financial analysis, accounting procedures and budget reconciliations.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to plan and prioritize diverse workload.
  • Excellent data gathering skills
  • Ability to take initiative, self-motivate and function autonomously.
  • Able to handle deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office, excellent skills in Excel.
  • Experience with electronic proposal submission systems (i.e. grants.gov, Fastlane), and PRIME Peoplesoft system.
  • Experience in management and administration of sponsored research and grant proposals.
  • Prior working experience in higher education.
  • Experience with University financial systems.

Applicants should apply online. The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.


Micro and Nanofabrication Laboratory Director of Research and User Relations


Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of Director of Research and User Relations for the PRISM Micro and Nanofabrication laboratory (MNFL), appointed at the rank of Professional Specialist at Princeton University.  The MNFL is Princeton's central shared use clean room facility and houses a large complement of tools dedicated to materials fabrication, packaging and processing across all length scales.  Successful candidates will participate in a multidisciplinary research and education environment utilizing a wide range of instrumentation available in the MNFL.

The role of the Director of Research and User Relations is to be the scientific and technical leader of the facility.  The successful candidate will work closely with the MNFL's Administrative and External Relations Director for the overall management of the facility.  Responsibilities will include the daily oversight of technical staff and equipment maintenance as well as user assistance and training.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have an interest in helping develop research and educational activities within PRISM.

Successful candidates are expected to have experience in the operations of an academic cleanroom as well as expertise in our technical areas including, photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, soft lithography and others.

Some specific duties include:
*Working with internal and external users, faculty and PRISM management to develop strategic near and long term research, process, tooling capabilities, thrusts and implementation plans
*Developing new education and training modules to support the evolving needs of the facility user base as well as the educational mission of the University
*Supervising and managing technical staff members
*Assisting with finding and competing for external research/operational funding opportunities for facility

Essential Qualifications:
*Ph.D. in natural sciences or engineering with 5+ years related working experience in an academic cleanroom setting
*Substantial hands-on experience in all MNFL technology areas including photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, and soft lithography
*Knowledge of safety and health issues concerning cleanroom equipment, operations, and hazardous materials handling and disposal
*Experience in leadership and staff management
*Excellent communication skills are required to work and interface with all users of the facility

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/321 and should submit a cover letter, resume documenting their experience and skill set, and contact information for 3 or more references.


Senior Research Specialist I/II


Applications are invited from qualified candidates for up to three microfabrication and/or nanofabrication process engineering specialist positions in the Princeton University Institute for the Science and Technology (PRISM) Micro and Nanofabrication laboratory (MNFL). The MNFL is Princeton's central, shared use clean room facility and houses a large complement of tools dedicated to materials fabrication, packaging and processing across all length scales. Successful candidates will participate in a multidisciplinary research and education environment utilizing a wide range of instrumentation available in the MNFL. The specialists will fill various roles on the team and provide key support, maintenance, and guidance to researchers in the fabrication, packaging, deposition, patterning, etching, metrology, and processing of complex materials. Other responsibilities include mentoring and training students/researchers, facilitating research projects by suggesting process improvements, troubleshooting tool problems, communicating with vendors, writing internal documentation for tools and processes, and establishing and maintaining baseline facility processes.

Successful candidates are expected to have experience in one or more of our technical areas including, photolithography, nanolithography, metrology, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, pattern transfer, microfluidics and others. In addition, familiarity with lab management software or tool login control is a plus. Specialists will support the MNFL daily operation, and would be responsible for maintenance of equipment in addition to their interactions with users.

The position level will be determined based on experience and education.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume documenting their experience and skill set, and a list of 3 or more references. Application materials should be submitted online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1600810). This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Senior Research Specialist I/II                 


Applications are invited from qualified candidates for two research/technical specialist I/II positions in the PRISM Imaging and Analysis Center (IAC) at Princeton University. The level will be determined based on the experience and educational level.

These two Imaging and Analysis Specialists will participate in a multidisciplinary research and education program utilizing a wide range of instrumentation available in the IAC. The specialists will fill various roles on the team and provide key support, maintenance, and guidance to researchers in the characterization of complex materials. Staff members will also participate in training and helping users to operate the equipment.

Successful candidates are expected to have experience in one or more of our analysis and characterization techniques including, electron beam, X-ray, optical, thermal, scanning probe, and others. Specialists will support the center's daily operation, and would be responsible for maintenance of microscopes, spectrometers, thermal analysis tools, electronics, vacuum systems, and sample preparation equipment, in addition to their interactions with users.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1600788) and submit a cover letter, resume documenting their experience and skill set, and a list of 3 or more references.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.              


Lecturer


The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) seeks to appoint a full time Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses at both undergraduate and graduate level, to assist with elective/laboratory courses, and to develop new courses or course components related to Material Science and Engineering. In addition, the Lecturer will be expected to participate in the management of the undergraduate and graduate programs within the institute, including development/ management of PRISM teaching laboratories, course advising, mentoring, and other educational outreach activities.

We are looking for an experienced Lecturer who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to create a climate that embraces inclusivity and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring; one that incorporates creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student's learning experience. Although not required, a track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is considered a plus.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1600892) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of teaching experience/philosophy and, any additional material relevant to the applicant's teaching abilities (such as prior teaching evaluations, student comments, etc.), and contact information for at least three references.    

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.          


Postdoctoral Research Associate


The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) Imaging and Analysis Center (IAC) at Princeton University has an immediate opening for a full-time postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in physical science related disciplines and have extensive experience and proven record in studies of the structure-composition-processing-property relationships in complex materials. Responsibilities will involve supporting research and education activities for both hard and soft materials, utilizing advanced instrumentation such as Cs-corrected TEM/STEM, in-situ TEM, FIB, AFM, SEM, XRD, EDS/WDS, Raman, XPS, sample preparation, etc.

Appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Comprehensive benefits are available, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental, and vision), basic and supplemental life insurance coverage, TIAA/CREF.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1600842) and submit a CV, cover letter, as well as names and contact information for 2 references.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Postdoctoral Research Associate


Princeton Institute for the Science and Engineering of Materials (PRISM) invites applicants for postdoctoral or more senior research positions. Individuals with evidence of experience in scholarly research and a strong commitment to excellence in education are encouraged to apply. A PhD in Materials Science, Optics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical or Bio Engineering or related area is required.

We are interested in candidates who have an interest in:
- Large-Area Materials & Devices
- Optics & Sensors
- Bio-Nano Interfaces
- Nanostructures Science and Technology
- Quantum Device and Optics
- Complex Fluids
- Energy and Environment
- Photovoltaics and Energy Harvesting
- Microfluidic and Microelectronic Devices and Systems

Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1600101) and include cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.              


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