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Lab Operations Engineer, SNF

The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) provides access to world-leading facilities and expertise in nanoscale science and engineering for Stanford and external researchers from academic, industrial, and government labs across the US and around the globe. Over 600 researchers, in applications ranging from medicine and biology to fundamental physics and astronomy, use SNF’s cleanroom and satellite labs that contain over 150 pieces of equipment for device fabrication. More than a lab, it's a vibrant research community.

We seek a highly motivated, entry level engineer to make an impact on SNF’s research operations. You will perform maintenance and training on complex vacuum systems and analytical equipment, in addition to working with team members to improve the overall operation of the lab. As a successful candidate, you have a strong background in engineering fundamentals and are technologically savvy. You are proactive, resourceful, and motivated to find solutions to complex problems. You are able to juggle multiple projects and change direction quickly to meet shifting priorities. Hands-on work with electronics and vacuum systems are a big plus, though specific experience on our equipment is much less important than your keen interest in learning and using new concepts.

In this role, you will:

  • Install, maintain, modify, and troubleshoot complex vacuum systems and analytical equipment.
  • Provide training and practical guidance on these systems for lab members.
  • Regularly work with other team members to support multiple projects.
  • Prepare and review purchase requisitions, drawings, training manuals, and other documents associated with equipment and lab operations.
  • Join the Incident Response Team and actively support lab safety programs