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The mission of the Instrumentation Division is to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation required for experimental research programs at Brookhaven Lab and to maintain the expertise and facilities in specialized high technology areas essential for this work. Development of facilities is motivated by present Brookhaven research programs and anticipated future directions of research. Our work has a significant impact on programs throughout the world that rely on state-of-the-art radiation detectors and readout electronics.
Are you a continuous learner that thrives in a technology-driven, team environment? If yes, then BNL is where you want to be!
We seek an entry-level ASIC Design Engineer to join our Instrumentation Division. In this role, you will work closely with our R&D team, in guided work, to design, develop and build analog, digital and mixed-mode application specific integrated circuits for instruments developed for BNL and our institutional partners.
Our science and engineering challenges are complex and unique! We are engaged in the development of ASICs for particle detectors, high resolution X- and gamma-ray spectrometers, and high-rate photon counters and imagers. Our ASIC's work is in extreme environments of cryogenic temperatures or withstanding extreme irradiation doses. Quantum Information Science, Machine Learning and Neuromorphic processing are where our R&D efforts go. The application and implementation of our hardware is within BNL and other international user facilities. Your work has the potential to shape the instruments for scientific discovery and engineering advancements across the globe!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of senior engineers, you will:
Carry-out basic to intermediary design of analog, digital or mixed-mode (i.e. analog-digital) ASICs for instruments developed by BNL's Instrumentation Division
Design circuit networks, using schematic entry and layout tools with full-custom or timing-driven layout tools in Cadence or similar CAD/EDA environment
Collaborate to develop models of circuit networks and system components in hardware description languages specific for analog or digital modeling (Verilog-A and Verilog/SystemVerilog) towards synthesis with time-enclosed place and route and embedment of analog blocks into digital structures
Contribute to building analog or digital test-benches and carrying-out mixed analog and digital circuit simulations
Execute physical and functional circuit and system verification
Participate in the development of design specifications based on theoretical analyses and in conjunction with application needs
Prepare first-pass technical documentation and participate in test-board designs and laboratory testing
Participate in codesigning of ASICs and sensors with Technology CAD tools, collaborating and brainstorming ideas for progression in machine learning, artificial intelligence, quantum science
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or closely related field of study with two (2) years related work experience or a MSc degree in related discipline
Familiarity with specificity of ASIC design processes and flows
Familiarity with CAD/EDA tools for ASIC design and their interoperability
Ability to work with diverse group members in a multi-user process and design managed environment and be ready to step up to challenges
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to execute analog and/or digital ASIC design flows for performing design tasks
Knowledge of readout integrated circuits for radiation sensors, including signal processing, signal filtering, signal conversion, data transmission, high speed electronics
Ability of working with SKILL, Tcl/Tk, ASSURA and Calibre DRC/LVS verification decks syntax as well as operating system shell scripting or other scripting languages (e.g. Pearl, Python)
Knowledge of front-end and back-end ASIC design elements, such as layout, physical verification, and design verification
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.