The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Technical Staff Assistant III

Hiring department Astronomy
Monthly salary $2,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-01-01-4314
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 01/14/2014
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Term position ending on 1/14/14 with possible extension pending funding. Position requires frequent travel to and from the Main Campus and the Pickle Research Campus.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To perform highly skilled and technical work in the processing of silicon diffractive optics for astronomical applications.

Essential Functions

Processes and fabricates silicon gratings for astronomical applications using lithography, dry and wet etching. Evaluates silicon gratings for quality using microscopy, ellipsometry, SEM, AFM, laser interferometry. Documents procedures used in fabrication and results of the evaluation of silicon gratings.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Two years of experience in the skilled construction and maintenance of equipment. Two or more years of experience processing silicon using lithography, dry and wet etching, and process evaluation. Maintenance of apparatus used for processing silicon. Training in use of process equipment, process inspection tools, and laboratory safety. Awareness of hazards and strict adherence to laboratory safety procedures. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

10 years of experience in semiconductor processing technology. Broad experience with silicon fabrication and process inspection tools including all or most of the following: spin coating, UV and imprint lithography; wet and dry etching of silicon, silicon compounds, and metals; sputtering. Experience with diagnostic tools including microscopy, ellipsometry, SEM, AFM, laser interferometry. Excellent organizational skills and ability to clearly understand and communicate procedures and processing goals. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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