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Showing posts with label SPM. Show all posts

For job seekers: Surface Chemist

The surface scientist works at the interface of resident SPM/XPS, synthetic chemistry, and theoretical groups in the preparation, deposition, and characterization of both small molecules (organics, conjugated species, small aromatic systems) and macromolecules (CNTs, graphene) on (primarily) passivated and reactive silicon surfaces. Central to the surface science work is the characterization of molecular geometry, molecular mobility, and deposition behavior at solid-vacuum interfaces, the study, and characterization of stable and reactive products generated by the AFM/STM group using probe-based techniques, the use of vapor-phase techniques in the assistance of preparation of organic monolayers onto surfaces, and the application of physical models for providing feedback and validation to theoreticians developing reactive force field and quantum chemical methods. The surface scientist will also be responsible for purchasing and coordination efforts with laboratory and facility managers in the acquisition and maintenance of new UHV equipment.

For more info and to apply please follow this link to the LinkedIn Job posting

We're hiring - SPM Exprimentalist

 We are developing an advanced nanotechnology to extend our manufacturing capabilities. As an SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy) Experimentalist, you will be part of the team developing this nanotechnology.


UHV SPM, Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscopy, Equipment Construction, Experimental Design, Surface Chemistry, Surface Reaction, Molecular Manipulation, Transfer print patterning, Molecular Deposition.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Workstation Operation and Experimental Design
  • Operate SPM hardware and perform process development experiments
  • Work with the engineering team to propose, design, construct, and test nanoscale structures and devices
  • Rapid learning of the particular technical issues, challenges and solutions associated with this advanced nanotechnology
  • Document equipment modifications, experimental parameters, processes, and results
  • Assist in the specification and testing for new and upgraded engineering tools

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV scanning probe microscopy experience during the degree, or Master’s in Engineering, Science or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV SPM experience
  • Meticulous, conscientious and detail-oriented
  • A quick learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Canadian security clearance is required

Desired Skills and Experience

Each of these is a plus. This list is prioritized.

  • Experience with Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) or Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Experience in Cryogenic UHV experimentation
  • Experience in developing and operating a system that was reliant on previously unproven technology
  • Experience with Molecular Deposition
  • Experience with Molecular Manipulation
  • Experience with Transfer Printing
  • Experience with automated manufacturing systems
  • 1-3 years of Vacuum system work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in advanced technology
  • Experience with Lean, Agile and/or Scrum
  • Experience with programming tools such as Python, C+, C#
  • Experience with Confluence and/or Jira
  • Experience with micro-robotics, micro-manipulation, and/or micro-assembly
  • Experience with MEMS and/or NEMS
  • CAD/CAE such as SolidWorks, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, or ProE/Creo

Work Environment

The employee will work primarily at a facility in Ottawa, ON.

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We’re hiring - Controls Electronics Engineer


Controls Electronics Engineer

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Canadian Bank Note company is developing a cutting-edge scanning probe microscope and the associated interfaces. As an Electronics Engineer at CBN Nanotechnologies, you will play an integral part in exploring, developing, and testing cutting-edge technologies. Your work will be built upon a broad understanding of the physical sciences and unparalleled expertise in your chosen field. You will apply this broad understanding to developing the interfaces between the SPM and the computers controlling this instrument.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop an SPM controller as well as auxiliary equipment to interact with the microscope.
Develop high-speed RF and mixed-signal circuits, design PCBs, test these novel designs, and integrate them.
Develop and integrate FPGA systems.
Develop and review PCB designs.
Work closely with software developers and microscope operators to hone requirements for new hardware.

Required Skills and Experience

Good understanding and experience in Verilog.
Working knowledge of Python.
Experience with bringing up prototype circuits.
Hands-on work in analog and digital circuit design. PCB design, development, and testing.
Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.
At least 2 years of work experience in Electrical Engineering.

Preferred Skills and Experience

Work with radio frequency electronics and low noise electronics for measurement and characterization.
Designed multiple working high-speed analog, mixed-signal projects
Ability to develop robust electronic designs.
Demonstrated development of closed-loop control systems.
Work in computational modeling and testing of dynamic system performance.
Work with motion sensors and actuators.
Knowledge of optoelectronics, servo control systems.


Competitive salary
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Retirement package

Work Environment

The employee will work on-premises in the Ottawa, Ontario area.
This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are somewhat flexible. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Some travel may be required if needed, including the annual company retreat.