As an Electronics Engineer matrixed to the ALS is a world-class accelerator based user facility that provides high intensity high energy photon beams for science. A 200 meter circumference electron accelerator generates photon packets that feed the more than 40 independent beamlines where more than 2000 scientists per year perform their experiments. The ALS has recently started a major accelerator upgrade project to rejuvenate the facility for many years to come.
As a member of the ALS Instrumentation Group, you will perform a variety of interesting and challenging engineering tasks related to state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems for particle accelerators and other scientific applications. The primary responsibility will be to support the Advanced Light Source programs. This work may range in complexity and scope and can cover all phases of a system's life cycle: conceptualization, design, planning, implementation, and commissioning. Assignments will be chosen to maximize the team's effectiveness in developing analog and digital board designs for digital signal processing systems (typically using FPGAs) for real-time monitoring and control applications, including simulation and software support.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Assist in the development of state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems for particle accelerators.
Perform a variety of engineering tasks such as developmental work, characterization measurements, design and develop electronic systems, chassis layout, and circuit board design. These tasks may include:
Analog/RF and mixed signal component-based circuit design, schematic entry, simulation, and layout.
Analog/RF system architecture and cabling design.
Software programming to support test & measurement equipment.
Implementing advanced test & measurement equipment in the field and lab.
Perform work for various project phases, which may include design, implementation, review, integration, test, and commissioning.
Contribute to project planning activities and the maintenance of large projects.
Define scope and provide cost and schedule estimates.
Participate in design reviews and documentation.
Contribute to generating documentation, baseline data, and operating and maintenance procedures.
Work collaboratively with scientists and engineers to provide recommendations, requirements, and specifications, and implement engineering solutions in your area of expertise.
Participate in the global community of accelerator instrumentation engineers.
Since the ALS is a 24/7 operational user facility, providing occasional off-hours support when needed to install, troubleshoot, repair, and commission systems is required.
Be diligent about safety. Adhere to the Berkeley Lab's safety policies and stay current on all required training.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Contribute to accelerator physics and/or control systems areas of projects.
Contribute to external collaborations.
What is Required:
BS or equivalent in Engineering or a related field. A minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience in design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of electronic instrumentation systems and/or devices.
Experience with printed-circuit board design software (schematic capture, layout, etc.).
Experience with analog/RF circuit simulation software.
Demonstrated working knowledge of instrumentation.
Knowledge of project engineering, requirements, specifications and design.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact effectively with experts in multiple disciplines, including instrumentation electronics engineering and technical support, mechanical engineering, physics, and operations.
Additional Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience with Mentor xPedition/PADS or Cadence Allegro.
Familiarity with FPGA-based electronic designs.
Experience with Embedded Processor or System-On-Chip FPGA systems.
Experience with Python or Matlab.
Experience with commercial network analyzers, data acquisition systems, frequency synthesizers, oscilloscopes. Contribute to accelerator physics and/or control systems areas of projects.
Knowledge and/or experience with accelerator physics or control systems.
An advanced degree is desirable.
This is a full time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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.
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Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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