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Clean Room Director

Apply now Job no: 530035
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Operations/Infrastructure, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $100,000 - $150,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

September 15, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and resume.

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary

The Cleanroom Director will lead the daily technical operation, maintenance of equipment, and training of the users of the clean room in the Knight Campus. The director will work with the Knight Campus leadership, and internal and external user groups to establish operating protocols, and collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and outside users to maximize high-impact research output.

Responsibilities include internal and external business development to drive facility use, oversight of users and/or technical staff, safety, user training in tool use and process development, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, and all aspects of activities performed within the facility. The Director works closely with facilities users, campus safety personnel, Information Services support, outside vendors and contractors, and internal administrative personnel (faculty, administrative staff, president’s office) to control costs, provide accurate billing and maintain a safe and highly efficient laboratory serving the needs of the university and external facility clients.

Minimum Requirements

• B.S. in physical sciences or engineering.
• Three years of experience with cleanroom operation and tool maintenance.
• Five years of relevant progressive professional experience.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment.
• Proficiency with software and technology, including technical knowledge and hands-on ability in the operation of relevant clean room tools such as but not limited to: photolithography; photomask design & writing; process chemistry; micro- & nano-fabrication; thin film deposition, including thermal, e-beam, and sputter deposition as well as CVD, PECVD and ALD; dry etch; and metrology.

Preferred Qualifications

• Professional experience managing or providing substantial technical leadership in a clean room or comparable research facility.
• Professional experience with installation and maintenance of major equipment.
• Two years of project management and/or finance skills, including experience in managing budgets.
• Professional experience in implementing and managing complicated safety regulations and protocols.
• Professional experience with financial and administrative policies, rules, and procedures.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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