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Electronics Design Engineer

Job ID 1794 Date posted 06/17/2019

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.

The STAR Group in the Physics Department at BNL performs research using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).  The STAR experiment consists of several types of detectors, each specializing in detecting certain types of particles or characterizing their motion. The detectors work together in an advanced data acquisition and subsequent physics analysis that allows final statements to be made about the collision. The STAR group works with collaborators from around the world to share science data and shape the scientific program.

BNL’s STAR Group seeks an experienced Electronics Design Engineer to plan, design, develop, and use new or improved engineering techniques and equipment to provide solutions and complete technical research projects.  In this role, you will collaborate with scientists, engineers, and supervise a small technical staff. 

In the role of Electronics Engineer, you will:

  • Design FPGA / CPLD based logic, including functional and timing
  • Develop new electronics for upgrades to the STAR Experiment
  • Develop technical procedures
  • Provide budgetary cost analysis and performance feedback for annual operations needs and project requirements

You are qualified for this role if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in design analysis tools and laboratory measurement techniques
  • Familiarity with OrCad Capture, PADS Power PCB, CAM 350, and/or AutoCAD design tools
  • Experience with MS Project Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills; ability to develop effective technical procedures

Other Information

This position requires occasional moderate lifting (less than 30lbs), climbing or work at heights above 5’, ability to work in confined space, use powered hand tools, and work protracted or irregular hours.

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

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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