Research Support Specialist I
DEPARTMENT MISSION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
CLASSE OPERATES WORLD CLASS FACILITIES AND CARRIES OUT RESEARCH DRIVEN BY CORNELL FACULTY IN THE FIELDS OF BEAM PHYSICS, PHOTON SCIENCE, PARTICLE AND ASTROPHYSICS IN ORDER TO EXPAND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATE STUDENTS AND INSPIRE THE PUBLIC.
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Electrical Engineer (Research Support Specialist I, RSSI) to support the development and maintenance of sophisticated particle accelerator control systems and instrumentation. A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least 2 years related experience is required. The position requires extensive experience with analog and digital circuit design, construction, packaging, and trouble shooting. Also specific experience in the design of switch mode power supplies and general power circuitry is highly desirable.
This position provides Electronic Engineering support for complex particle accelerator control systems. Provide engineering support for accelerator magnet power supply systems which range from a few watts to hundreds of kilowatts of DC power. These power supplies make use of switch mode circuit topologies and SCR switching circuits. These designs also include low level controls, monitoring, and protection interlocks. Participate in upgrading and maintaining computer Interface systems and their wide variety of interface I/O circuit boards and modules. These are custom interfaces that provide control functions (analog and digital) for all accelerator subsystems. Participate in and provide oversight on the construction, installation, and commissioning of these systems. Maintain, test, troubleshoot, and repair electronic equipment and accelerator subsystems including: computer interface, magnet control and power, instrumentation, commercial equipment and general accelerator controls. Trouble shooting and maintenance projects can require advanced test equipment and complex strategies. Work is performed in an electronics lab setting as well as on location in the CLASSE accelerator areas.
This is a 2 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
- Bachelor's degree or other formal technical training program of four years: EE, EET, or equivalent.
- At least two years experience in the design, construction, and packaging of digital and analog circuitry, with associated mechanical and cooling components.
- At least two years experience in trouble-shooting a wide variety of electronics including: analog, digital, rf, and power circuits. Must be able to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment as priorities change quickly.
- Electronics packaging construction experience, including sheet metal enclosures, rack mount chassis, cable harnesses, and overall multi-component interconnection schemes.
- Specific skills include use of schematic capture software, printed circuit layout software, and complete system documentation.
Use of mechanical design software, FPGA programming, circuit simulation, switch mode power supply design, knowledge of 3 phase power.
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University Job Title:Research Support Spec I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Monica Wesley
Number of Openings:1
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