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Electrical Engineer

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
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Research Support Specialist II
Electrical Engineer

We are searching for a Research Support Specialist II (Electrical Engineer) to provide electronic hardware design support for all departments within the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education (CLASSE). CLASSE carries out frontier research in accelerator physics and engineering as well as supporting operation of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) for photon science through the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). Areas of electronic design include: instrumentation, system control, equipment protection, and data acquisition. Typical responsibilities include the design of sophisticated digital and analog electronic circuitry as well as assisting in maintenance of existing accelerator electronic equipment, particularly for difficult-to-diagnose cases. Managing projects from concept to manufacture to installation. The employee is part of a small and dedicated electronics team. Occasional work out of normal working hours is required to test equipment within constraints of the accelerator operations schedule, as well as emergency trouble shooting when problems arise. Will keep knowledge current on evolving electronics industry.

What we need: B.S. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Advanced design courses or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years' experience designing and implementing state of the art electronic systems. This experience must include digital and analog electronics design with low-level FPGA programming and complex trouble shooting. Also printed circuit board design and layout.

What we would prefer: Extensive experience designing electronics based on programmable-logic devices (fpga's), including familiarity with hardware description languages, simulation, and programming hardware. A track record of working effectively in small teams is desirable, as is extensive troubleshooting experience. Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems, and EPICS control systems is a plus. Mechanical design experience for packaging of electronics and implementing thermal management. For instance, the use of Inventor, AutoCAD, or other packages for mechanical drawing. Good visual acuity and small-motor skills are highly desirable for the testing of modern high density electronic circuits.

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University Job Title:

Research Support Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support



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Contact Name:

Monica Wesley

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