KU Leuven

KU Leuven M&N Core Facility Manager

2024-07-31 (Europe/Brussels)
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As a manager, you will be part of the research division Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS) in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven.
MNS is an ESAT research division, founded in September 2020. It currently comprises three professors, 35 PhD researchers, postdocs, technicians and visiting researchers from 14 different countries and is headed by Prof. Michael Kraft.
MNS is a dynamic, thriving and interdisciplinary research group and works on a wide portfolio of research projects, including high-precision physical microsensors, resonant based sensors, bio-medical and bio-chemical sensors, neuro-probes, energy harvesting, micromachined ultrasound transducers and interface circuits for micro-sensors, actuators and devices.
MNS runs a well-equipped cleanroom for micro- and nanoscale fabrication as part of the KU Leuven Nanocenter. This interdisciplinary laboratory has more than 140 active users working on about 100 research projects. The cleanroom has recently become a Core Facility of KU Leuven and is open to both internal as well as external users from other universities, institutes and companies. MNS is looking for the manager for this Core Facility.

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  • Provide technical support for cleanroom equipment maintenance and installation.
  • Serve as a responsible person for fabrication services, developing new fabrication processes and/or improve existing ones.
  • Help attract new industrial, external and internal KU Leuven partners and users of the Core Facility, to secure the financial liability of the Core Facility.
  • Manage the Core Facility’s accounting system.
  • Maintain the website and logging system of the Core Facility.
  • Be responsible for all safety- and health-related aspects of the cleanroom and the Core Facility, and be responsible for the training of all users in these aspects.
  • Optionally, you can participate in outreach events such as tours and presentations at exhibitions and preparing advertisements in relevant journals/websites, both internal and external to the university, to promote the activities and capabilities of the Core Facility. Collaboration with the LIMNI manager is available as a supportive resource.


Ideally, we are seeking a candidate who:

  • Is interested in hands-on work with high-tech equipment.
  • Holds a PhD degree (or equivalent experience in industry or an institute) with research centered around micro- and nanotechnology or semiconductor fabrication.
  • Preferably has hands-on experience with tool interventions.
  • Has experience in safety- and health-related management of high-tech equipment.
  • Is a strong organizer and networker with meticulous attention to details and excellent management and planning skills.
  • Can work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Is fluent in English; proficiency in Dutch is preferred.


    • You are offered a full-time research manager position for a duration of at least three years. More details about salary and working conditions can be found on: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/en/academic-staff/academic-staff-research-education-information.
    • You will be part of the recently founded M&N Core Facility, and will play an important technical role in its operations and further development.
    • You will work in a dynamic working environment in the beautiful city of Leuven (campus Heverlee).
    • You will have opportunities for personal initiative in collaboration with the M&N Core Facility's executive board and interactions with academic and professional stakeholders globally.
    • You are offered highly multidisciplinary work at the nexus of technical management and research.
    • You are offered flexible working hours and conditions, in line with KU Leuven's regulations.
    • You will receive a salary according to KU Leuven standards, depending on your level of experience.


      For more information please contact Prof. dr. Michael Kraft, tel.: +32 16 37 37 56, mail: michael.kraft@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Irene Taurino, tel.: +32 16 32 01 66, mail: irene.taurino@kuleuven.be.

      KU Leuven strives for an inclusive, respectful and socially safe environment. We embrace diversity among individuals and groups as an asset. Open dialogue and differences in perspective are essential for an ambitious research and educational environment. In our commitment to equal opportunity, we recognize the consequences of historical inequalities. We do not accept any form of discrimination based on, but not limited to, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnic or national background, skin colour, religious and philosophical diversity, neurodivergence, employment disability, health, or socioeconomic status. For questions about accessibility or support offered, we are happy to assist you at this email address.

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      KU Leuven M&N Core Facility Manager
      Datore di lavoro
      Oude Markt 13 Lovanio, Belgio
      Scadenza candidatura
      2024-07-31 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
      2024-07-31 23:59 (CET)
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