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Electrical Engineer, Beam Instrumentation

Job ID JR100535 Date posted 09/25/2023

Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider.   It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.

Position Description

The Electron Ion Collider Instrumentation Group has an opening for an Electrical/Electronics Engineer to design, develop, integrate, commission, and support the operation of complex beam line instrumentation systems. These include beam position monitors, beam loss monitors, beam current and charge monitoring devices, transverse, and longitudinal profile monitors. The position involves responsibilities for designing future planned particle beam line instrumentation components, signal processing electronics, calibrations, interface to the controls system and ensuring the overall performance meets the requirements of the physics program.  You will work as a contributing and productive member of a team of engineers, consult with physicists, and may assist in the direction of technicians during all phases of the design, component selection, prototyping, construction, commissioning, and equipment operation. Must possess the keen ability to push the leading edge and recommend methods for solving problems.

Join BNL at the beginning of this ground-breaking scientific and engineering project and become part of the team building this scientific discovery machine (bnl.gov/eic). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support for all aspects of developing accelerator beam instrumentation and diagnostics systems (i.e., design, develop, integrate, commission, and support the operation)
  • Interact with technical experts, engineers, and scientists from other groups to achieve goals
  • May assist in the oversight and direction of technicians
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures

(The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience.)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or closely related field of study
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuits and troubleshooting experience to the component level
  • Experience with electronics test equipment, scopes, spectrum analyzers and multi-meters
  • Must be able to work from schematics, diagrams, written procedures, spreadsheets, controls interface documents
  • Experience with software-based design tools for electronic circuit simulations and analysis (e.g., Pspice, LTSpice)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and good interpersonal skills are required to interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with particle beam instrumentation systems
  • MS degree in electrical or electronics engineering, physics or related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience as an electrical/electronics engineer
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • PC board design and fabrication
    • RF and analog circuit design, amplifiers, gated integrators, pulse shapers, filters, digitizers, and digital signal processing
    • Pspice, Cadence, and LabVIEW software
    • Linux operating system, FPGA programming
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages such as C++, Perl, Python
  • Knowledge of project management concepts, control account manager, EVMS

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements

  • Must be safety-conscious and able to follow detailed written procedures
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 pounds and climb a ladder up to 10 feet
  • Ability to wear personal protection equipment

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Occasional travel
  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience

Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $91805 - $151750 / year. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience.  Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file

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