Electrical Engineer Research Support Specialist III Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE)
Who we are:
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the globe. The research missions of this laboratory are in many respects unique in the world.
CLASSE has research programs ongoing in multiple buildings across Cornell's Ithaca campus. We develop and perform rapid prototyping of high-tech instruments and equipment to enable and support a wide range of scientific research, from biomedical protein structures to super-tough materials for turbine engines in aircraft. Research is conducted by Cornell faculty, Cornell scientists, and visiting researchers from all over the world.
We have an immediate opening for a Research Support Specialist III, in the specific area of Electrical Engineering.
What you will do:
Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Design complex, specialized electronic equipment for the operation of a large-scale accelerator complex comprised of: Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), Synchrotron, Linac, and CBETA. Included in new designs are analog and digital control circuits as well as sophisticated programmable logic devices (fpga's) requiring specialized software tool experience.
Design multilayer printed circuit boards for control system applications paying attention to high-speed effects, signal flow, and proper design rule adherence.
Perform research and analysis on the best design techniques for specific projects.
Generate specifications for large equipment development projects and acquisitions.
Plan and conduct experiments for new equipment design.
Trouble-shoot complex electronic system failures.
Plan and implement preventative maintenance programs for accelerator electronic systems.
Develop recommendations for system improvements, modifications, and upgrades.
Provide guidance and training to new employees in all of our system topologies, proper test procedures and design techniques.
What you need:
Master's degree in electrical engineering with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination.
Experience with power electronics, low-level programming of fpga devices, digital logic, analog circuitry, printed circuit board design, and trouble-shooting complex electronic control systems.
Mechanical design for electronics enclosures, heat sinking and proper cooling.
Good visual acuity and fine motor skills are needed for the testing and assembly of high-density electronic circuits and surface mount components.
Effective communication, judgement, and teamwork skills are essential.
Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment.
Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the laboratory.
Work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment.
Experience or demonstrated adherence to assisting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
What experience is preferred (but not required):
High performance micro-processor design.
Skilled in the use of surface mount technology and the tools of the trade.
Large project management experience.
Familiarity with OpenVMS, Unix, and Windows operating systems, and EPICS control systems.
RF circuit design experience.
What We Offer:
For full consideration, please attach both a resume and cover letter to your application.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The review of submitted applications will commence October 1, 2023.
University Job Title:
Research Support Spec III
Pay Rate Type:
$75,809.00 - $92,655.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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