You will provide leadership in the research and development of high channel-count, mixed signal integrated detector electronics such as charge readout ASICs for Nuclear Science, pixel detectors for High-Energy Physics, X-ray sensor readout for instrumentation, and ASICs capable of operating in extreme environments (such as high-radiation, cryogenic, or in-vacuum environments).
You will work closely with some of the world's finest interdisciplinary scientists and engineers and apply your engineering skills at Berkeley Lab to help bring science solutions to the world.
At Berkeley Lab, you'll make an impact on some of the world's most exciting scientific experiments and instruments. The custom integrated electronics we develop at Berkeley Labcontinue to make key contributions to large-scale international science experiments across all scales of inquiry from the smallest subatomic particles such as the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider to the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the echo of the Big Bang, to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
This is a matrix position that requires changing assignments/projects as work is completed or as project/program scope changes
Maintain high-level technical capabilities and work efficiently in all phases of IC design cycle, including chip definition, detailed design, layout, and test. Define and implement appropriate and cost-effective IC solutions to solve scientific data acquisition challenges.
Independently apply engineering principles, methods, and research techniques in IC design to creatively solve complex problems based on new technology; may lead to new IC designs breakthroughs, inventions, techniques, or theories of significance to laboratory programs and that contribute to the sustained success of the Laboratory.
May have technical responsibility for a large Laboratory project/program or function as Lead Engineer on one or more Laboratory proposals of significant scope. Leads technical group solutions on larger projects as well as discussions where the engineering components of large scientific initiatives are defined.
Provide engineering direction and judgment for developmental work in integrated circuit design, with due consideration for scientific and practical concerns.
Make authoritative staffing, time, and expense estimates for completion of projects.
As an engineering project manager, responsible for the progress and success of a significant technical effort related to IC systems; technical responsibility for sizable project.
Handle multiple complex projects simultaneously, prioritizing and ensuring all projects are completed in an effective and timely manner.
Serve as a mentor to other engineers and technical staff.
Additional Desired Responsibilities:
May represent the Laboratory in significant customer/subcontractor interactions. Serve as advisor and engineering consultant to management on major projects or programs.
Develop knowledge and experience related to the design of scientific instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
Master's degree, or equivalent, in IC design engineering or related field. At least 5 years of relevant experience in IC design engineering or related field.
Experience in deep submicron CMOS, including high-performance layout implementation.
Deep knowledge of and broad experience designing analog functional blocks such as opamps, bandgap references, switched-capacitor circuits, data converters, charge sensitive front ends, image sensor arrays, LDOs, PLLs, feedback and compensation techniques.
Demonstrated experience with several successful IC development cycles, from initial definition through tape out and test.
Experience using transistor-level simulators such as Spectre, Eldo, or HSPICE. Digital design experience using Verilog or VHDL is desired.
Extensive experience in hands-on laboratory integrated circuit testing, debug, and characterization.
Demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in IC design engineering concepts, theories, practices, and tools.
Deep knowledge of semiconductor device physics and its impact on IC design in nanometer CMOS technologies.
Demonstrated ability to independently apply engineering principles, methods, and research techniques in IC design to creatively solve complex problems based on new technology; may lead to new IC designs breakthroughs, inventions, techniques, or theories of significance to laboratory programs.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the development of integrated detector electronics and systems and to provide effective engineering direction and judgment for developmental work and to creatively resolve complex technical problems.
Demonstrated success in leading and managing projects and also engineering teams. Experience leading and supervising others effectively in a team environment. Supervise and mentor students.
Demonstrated ability to make accurate resource, time, and expense estimates for completion of projects.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in authoring technical and scientific reports and publications and presenting conceptual and completed designs through design reviews and documentation.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with IC concentration.
Experience with mixed-signal modeling and full-chip integration.
Experience using Cadence IC Design Suite for schematic capture and mask layout.
Digital design experience using Verilog or VHDL.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 2-year career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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