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Auckland Microfab


The Auckland Microfab is a multidisciplinary research facility within the University of Auckland School of Chemical Sciences. We offer microfabrication capabilities to academic and industrial researchers.

Please contact us for more information.

Latest News and Updates:

  • Open Position: Microfabrication Technician -We have an immediate, fixed term (01/10/14 – 30/09/16) opportunity for a microfabrication technician to be part of an innovative research and development programme on the science, engineering and commercialisation of microfabricated technologies.The primary objective of this role is to provide technical and administrative support to users of the Auckland Microfabrication facility. The work will involve:

    -       Microfabrication (e.g. cleanrooms, photolithography, laser micromachining, RIE)

    -       Prototyping services (e.g. CO2 laser cutting, hot embossing, optical microscopy)

    -       Facility management and maintenance (e.g. infrastructure, stocking, maintenance)

    -       User training (e.g. safety inductions, cleanroom/laboratory protocols, instrumentation)

    -       Administration support (e.g. user and usage databases, user charges, progress reports)

    The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or science and have workshop and laboratory experience. Experience with cleanroom and microfabrication techniques, microfluidics, and basic programming languages would give the candidate an edge. You must be technically competent, an independent worker with sound communication skills, and able to thrive within a dynamic, academic research environment.

  • New facilities! – the Microfab has a new wetlab, microfluidics lab and workshop. We are also upgrading our characterisation lab. This, in addition to a major upgrade for the Photon Factory, marks a significant upgrade and consolidation of microfabrication capability at the University of Auckland.
  • 301/302 Construction – A new building is being built and the works will be going on for several years. The good news is that the Auckland Microfab will be operational in improved facilities for the duration. However, there will be temporary, sporadic disruptions. General information here.

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