SPAWAR: Materials Engineering
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Benefits Eligibility

Hourly with no benefits

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Advertised Salary

$13.25/per hour

Job Responsibilities

This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of lithographic processing of silicon devices. The purpose of the primary project is to assist researchers in fabrication and characterization of silicon waveguides and optimizing fabrication procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Undergraduate Level: Mechanical Engineering major (Junior) Required Course Work: Computational Methods/Engineering Mechanics: Statics Mechanics: Dynamics Mechanics: Vibrations Linear Circuits Necessary Lower Division Courses are: Elements of Materials Science, C / C++ Programming, Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations General Chemistry, Mechanics, Optics/Waves, Electromagnetism

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preparing lab materials e.g. silicon substrates, wafers. Spin-coating photoresist for e-beam patterning, using reactive ion etching and wet etching to fabricate devices. Cataloguing fabrication parameters and characterization of the fabricated waveguides. Performing literature searches and reviews, compiling and cataloging background material, and preparing summaries and bibliographies. Monthly Status Reports and Bi-Weekly Time Reports shall be in accordance with basic contract CDRL.

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

Prefer a Mechanical Engineering major who is interested in a career in research in device engineering for applications in communication systems. An interest in developing novel devices, and enthusiasm to share knowledge with new interns would be desired.

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

The contractor shall complete required training to use fabrication equipment. Skills: Machining Nano-Fabrication Matlab AutoCAD/Inventor/Solidworks Labview ME'Scope FEMTools LaTeX

Working Conditions


Job Close Date Jobs close at 4pm PST


Supplemental Questions

Additional Instructions for Applicants

Certain SDSURF positions must undergo background and other screening, which may include criminal history, credit history, health examination,fingerprinting, or other screening criteria which the SDSURF determines necessary for business purposes. Where such requirements are known,they will be stated in the job posting. By accepting a position with SDSURF, you are agreeing to undergo such screenings at any time during your employment with SDSURF if it is determined necessary for business reasons.

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Physical Effort with or without reasonable accommodations

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