Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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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.
We seek a scientist with a solid background in solid-state radiation detectors and their associated readout electronics. The detectors under development are targeted at a broad range of application areas requiring beyond-state-of-the-art performance in sensitivity, compactness, and environmental robustness. Examples include instrumentation for the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, NSLS-II and other synchrotron light sources, and a variety of programs in Nuclear Nonproliferation and medical imaging. Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS) and 3D integrated sensors are being considered for many of these applications.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with detectors and CMOS ASICs and will be able to jointly optimize designs and participate in teams to create a complete instrument that can achieve challenging performance targets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with end users and other specialists to define new instruments meeting needs of BNL's science programs
Analyze and refine user requirements and determine sensor and ASIC design parameters
Develop behavioral models for investigating design tradeoffs and optimizations
Design full-custom mixed-signal (analog + digital) integrated circuits in advanced CMOS technology nodes, from schematic level through simulation, physical layout, and verification.
Develop interfaces and formats for efficient control and data acquisition from complex front-end detector systems
Design, construct, and operate characterization test stands to verify detector performance metrics
Prepare technical documentation covering sensor and circuit designs, test-bench hardware and software, and results of laboratory testing
Present results and findings to research teams and stakeholders
Contribute to new project initiatives and develop proposals
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are qualified for this position if you have:
PhD in Physics or Microelectronics plus two or more years' experience (post PhD) with solid-state radiation detectors and associated readout electronics
Thorough understanding of low-noise CMOS ASIC design for detector readout
Familiarity with CAD/EDA tools for ASIC design and their interoperability
Ability to summarize and organize data for publication and presentations
Willingness to work in a project-structured environment with defined tasks and milestones
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with technical and scientific staff.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are well-matched to this position if you have:
Design experience in multichannel low-noise ASIC from specification through tapeout and test
Background in CMOS MAPS design
Mastery of scientific computing using C++, Python, or similar environments
Domestic and international travel will be required
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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.