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Director, Cleanroom Facility

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Facilities Management
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Director, Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility oversees the daily operation, strategic planning, and general oversight and management of the Boston College Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility operates efficiently while maintaining the highest standards to optimize the research productivity and educational opportunities for BC students, faculty, staff, visiting researchers, external users.

The Director is responsible for all instrumentation present in the Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility, support of design, processing, and fabrication in the facility, lab safety, training students, faculty, staff, visiting researchers, and external users in use of these resources, carrying out calibrations, assessment of data quality, and maintenance, including primary responsibility for diagnosing and trouble-shooting problems and arranging repairs, and participating in the scientific analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data and items produced in the facility. The Director is also responsible for management of the facility budget including non-staff expenses, such as consumables and reagent ordering, as well as planning and implementation of cost recovery including recharge rate calculation and/or contracts with externals users, as appropriate.

The Director must be capable of overseeing and participating in the operation of the Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility with little or no supervision. The Director will also be responsible for participation in strategic planning for the facility, contribution to the assessment of potential alternatives for instrument procurement, and marketing and user outreach. The Director must be capable of solving problems related to the operation of the major research instrumentation and of the operational components in the Cleanroom & Nanofabrication Facility. The Director must be able to work cooperatively with the multiple faculty members and other researchers across numerous departments and schools.

The Director must have extensive working knowledge of Cleanroom operations & Nanofabrication instrumentation and laboratory procedures, and he/she must be knowledgeable of or capable of learning the operation of new instrumentation and sample preparation procedures both as needed by facility users and to institute novel capabilities available to BC faculty researchers.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $86,200 to $107,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


At least five years of experience in Cleanroom operations & Nanofabrication including a doctoral degree, or similar experience, in Chemical/Physical/Materials science or a related field with an emphasis on laboratory research is the minimum required.

1-3 additional years of postdoctoral experience in Nanofabrication or a related field is highly desirable.

One or more years of experience in core facility management is highly desirable.

Occasional out of hours availability required in case issues emerge with instruments or users.

Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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