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High-Throughput Electronics Developer (entry-level)

Job ID 1892 Date posted 10/03/2019


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 Omega Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has an opening for a High-Throughput Electronics Developer to contribute to the development of cutting-edge technologies for trigger and data acquisition electronics for Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics experiments. This position is focused on the development of firmware running on Xilinx and Intel/Altera FPGAs but includes participation in the design and testing of electronics modules, the implementation of Machine-Learning algorithms, and integration with scientific equipment. This is an entry-level position.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, prototype, and produce firmware for high-throughput electronics.
  • Evaluate hardware and firmware and characterize system performance.
  • Participate in system integration of multiple combined systems.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in physics, electrical engineering, or in a closely related field.
  • Experience programming in VHDL or Verilog for Xilinx or Intel/Altera FPGA.
  • Experience implementing FPGA firmware with either Vivado or Quartus.
  • Knowledge of programming in high-level computer languages such as C/C++, Python, JAVA, etc.
  • Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation (e.g., digital multimeters, oscilloscopes), HDL based design, simulation, and test.
  • Knowledge of electronics circuit design.
  • Ability to read schematics and layout designs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Solid foundation in electronics system design and measurement.
  • Expertise in VHDL or Verilog firmware programming for Xilinx and Intel/Altera FPGA.
  • Experience programming in high-level computer languages such as C/C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of mixed-signal circuits, digital signal processing, and modern electronic components.
  • Knowledge of EDA tools for circuit simulation, schematics entry, and PCB layout design.
  • Familiarity with instrumentation control software development, data acquisition, and data analysis based on C/C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques for data analysis.
  • Experience with detector performance or trigger systems for particle or nuclear physics experiments.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and tools.
  • Ability to work in a large international collaboration.
  • Hands-on problem solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The position is for an initial two-year term with the possibility of an extension.
  • Domestic and international travel should be expected.                                     

Candidates seeking to apply must submit an electronic application to this opening. Please arrange to have two (2) letters of recommendation sent to PhysicsLOR@bnl.gov with a subject line referring to this job posting (Req# 1892).

Consideration of applications will begin November15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

BNL operates the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider and is the US host laboratory for the ATLAS experiment located at CERN in Geneva Switzerland. BNL is also heavily involved in the realization of an Electron-Ion Collider, a major new research facility in the US. BNL scientists and engineers have leading roles on these experiments and lead strong R&D programs in trigger and data acquisition.

WHY WORK AT BNL?

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.     

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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