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Sr. Photonics Integration Engineer

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Laboratory and Research
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description

Oversees the operation and maintenance of a diverse range of state-of-the-art quantum/photonics and electronics packaging systems and processes, including 3D Photonic Wire Bonder, 3D laser printing, advanced flip-chip bonder, wafer bonder, wire bonder, dicing saw, cleaver, 2D material assembly, as well as pattern design software.

Leads integration/packaging process design and development for advanced quantum/photonics device assembly, user training, authoring SOPs and related documents, tool performance improvement, packaging process database establishing and maintenance, and user project assistance and troubleshooting.  

Participates in user research projects to evaluate, design, expand, and maintain the equipment capability and process recipes. Engages with other staff on other nanofabrication process development and integration, such as lithography, Reactive Ion etching (RIE), film deposition, wet etching, and metrology.

Bring new fabrication and packaging technologies to CNS; interface with vendors and users to evaluate, acquire and commission state-of-the-art equipment to meet the current and future research needs.

 As a member of Emergency Response Team (ERT), train users on best safety practices, and help to monitor laboratory safety compliance

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and at least five years relevant of work experience; OR
  • A minimum of nine years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or a related field with 3-5years experience is desirable. 
  • Extensive experience with back-end and photolithography technology is required.
  • Cleanroom fabrication experience, especially in photolithography, etching, film deposition, and metrology, are highly desirable.
  • The candidate should be self-motivated with a strong desire to acquire on-the-job training, to succeed, and to develop intellectual, and practical professional skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
  • Ability to perform highly complex experiments with high levels of reliability and accuracy within time constraints.
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills.
Physical Requirements
  • Lifting (up to approximately 50 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion including repetitive motions
  • Standing and/or sitting for extended periods
Working Conditions
  • May be exposed to toxic, radioactive, or carcinogenic materials including compressed gases, acids, solvents, vacuum pump oils, and other chemicals
  • May be required to work nights and weekends
  • Office space with computer
Additional Information
We regret that Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position. 

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Work Format Details
This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. 

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
R1058P Research Core Scientist IV

Work Format


Salary Grade

Center for Nanoscale Systems

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

35 hours per week

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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