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Electrical Engineer, Analog/RF, Beam Instrumentation

Job ID 2403 Date posted 01/08/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV.  This includes a combination of custom designed and fabricated devices and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.

Position Description

If you are energetic and interested in an exciting career developing cutting edge beam instrumentation systems in support of the existing collider-accelerator facility and the future electron-ion collider (EIC) to be constructed at Brookhaven over the next ten years, then this is the job for you. The Collider Accelerator Department has an opening for an Electrical Engineer in the Instrumentation Group to design, develop, integrate, commission and support the operation of complex beam instrumentation systems.

Responsibilities in this position include assisting and contributing to the development of complete system solutions to satisfy the physics and operational needs of these complicated machines.  Developments may include analog and digital electronic designs, schematic and PCB layouts, feedback control systems, ADCs, DACs, simulations, RF front end designs, analog and digital filters, gate arrays, VHDL coding, software development and documentation.  You will collaborate with multidisciplinary personnel, including accelerator physicists, operators, technicians and other engineers.    

If you possess solid electronic engineering knowledge and you have a thirst for solving difficult engineering problems, we would be happy to train you in the exciting field of accelerators.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or closely related field
  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment including function generators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multimeters
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication and good interpersonal skills are required to interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of RF and analog circuit design, amplifiers, digitizers, digital filter design in gate arrays, and feedback control systems
  • Project experience obtained from previous employment, internships or design projects in regular coursework
  • Knowledge of analog design simulation tools, MATLAB, LabVIEW
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages such as C/C++, Perl, Python
  • Knowledge of FPGAs and VHDL
  • Knowledge of Linux operating system and Microsoft Office applications

 Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Must be able to work at heights of up to five (5) feet


  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

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:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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