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Graduate Student Researcher in Cryogenic characterization of Integrated Circuits

Job ID JR101196 Date posted 05/17/2024

The Instrumentation Department (IO) seeks an individual for a graduate student researcher position in Cryogenic Characterization of Integrated Circuits to conduct R&D work in design and characterization of extreme temperature range devices.  This work feeds into ongoing projects related to instrumentation and infrastructure for quantum computing.  We invite eligible applicants for this position with the possibility to extend as needed by the project. This position is an on-site position, no remote employment possible. The ideal candidate will be required to put in assembly of the test setup and practice design of a portion of hardware proving implementation of cryogenic RF and data conversion circuits.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

 - Operate and perform test of RF and data conversion integrated circuits using a closed-loop helium cryo-cooler

 - Develop and maintain an automated characterization testbed for RF and data conversion circuits at deep cryogenic conditions

 - Work with the broader Instrumentation Department personnel on testing and characterization of deices and circuit components

 - Contribute to design of ASIC within the scope of cryogenic operation

Position Requirements:

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 - Graduate degree in an electrical engineering or closely related discipline

- Knowledge of ASIC design process and flows

 - Familiarity with PDKs and CAD/EDA tools for ASIC design

 - Familiarity with measurement automation using but not limited to Python, MATLAB, VISA, and GPIB/LXI/PXI protocols

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 - Be enrolled in a PhD program in an electrical engineering or closely related field of study

 - Research interest in mixed-signal CMOS circuit design for extreme temperatures

 - Ability to advise other team members on design strategies and techniques for extreme temperature operation

Other Information

- This Full-Time temporary (up to 89 days) position is targeted to start June 1, 2024.

- Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $16.00 - $28.75 / hour. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

-This position is eligible for P/T extension during the academic year pending business need, job performance and funding.

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:

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