In this exciting role, you will work within the BACI program in developing cutting-edge systems across a broad range of applications. Perform scientific engineering work in a dynamic R&D environment; collaborate and learn from others with a potential for growth. The successful candidate must work collaboratively with the scientists, engineers, postdocs, fabrication teams and students, and be able to document and communicate results of work.
What You Will Do:
In collaboration with scientists, engineers and other members of the team, support the ongoing scientific research at the BACI program through developing and implementing scientific instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and computer control systems.
Troubleshoot and document issues on equipment and systems. Develop and implement solutions which include designing electronic printed circuit boards, the schematic capture, layout and board bring up, rackmount chassis, panels design, prototype and assembling to system integration.
Maintain, develop, upgrade and commission experimental systems. Document the results of projects and disseminate information to colleagues and collaborators.
Collaborate with teams that include - mechanical design, electrical design, control engineering, fabrication, safety, or project management in application areas including controls of fiber-laser optics, HiRes beamlines and quantum qubit controls.
Develop essential firmware and software for the embedded control modules including FPGA and microelectronics programming and DSP analysis.
Attend and contribute to design review and progress meetings.
Perform research and development following best practices, ensuring reproducible and well documented results.
Recommend safety protocols for instrument use and provide training for proper and safe use of control systems as needed.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a physical science or engineering or equivalent experience in a related field. Relevant experience in design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of electronic instrumentation systems and/or devices.
Experience implementing and/or managing R&D projects, which may include planning, scheduling, and coordinating resources to achieve project goals.
Hands on experience with printed-circuit board design, testing, debugging and surface mounted PCB rework/repair.
Hands on experience with testing equipment, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer etc.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively document, present, and summarize results of research and development activities.
Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, diverse, scientific research environment, collaborating with a variety of scientific, engineering, technical, and administrative staff at many levels.
Ability to effectively document, present, and summarize results of research and development activities.
Ability to learn new skills and techniques as required by the situation.
Ability to work effectively in a safety-focused environment and conduct work in accordance with safety rules and systems.
Master's degree in a physical science or engineering or equivalent experience in a related field.
Experience with FPGA programming and numerical simulations with Matlab/Python.
Experience with software development under Linux and Windows operating systems.
Knowledge of Machine Learning algorithms.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of synchrotron radiation beamlines and techniques.
Knowledge and basic experience in CAD for mechanical design.
Experience on the open-source tool chain (KiCAD, FreeCAD etc).
Knowledge and experience on low level RF controls for accelerators and beamlines.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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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