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Brookhaven National Laboratory Electronics Engineer in Upton, New York

Electronics Engineer

  • Job ID #:2401

  • Position Type:Full Time - Regular

  • FLSA:Exempt

  • Job Category:Engineering

  • Department:IOAA-Instrumentation Division

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Why Work at BNL?

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

BNL Instrumentation Division is seeking a motivated electrical engineer to provide solutions-based technical support for a variety of challenging projects. In this role, you will be a member of a large team that is responsible for the design, development, integration and verification of complex systems. The responsible engineer will participate in the development of detector electronics (e.g. as needed for the sPHENIX, which is an upgrade to the RHIC experiment). You will also contribute to other projects managed out of the Instrumentation Division, including but not limited to the nEXO and AIT-NEO experiments. This position will report to a seasoned electrical engineer in the Instrumentation Division and have daily interactions with experienced scientists and engineers where he/she will receive guidance and mentorship to further develop knowledge and experience building scientific instruments.

Position Description

BNL Instrumentation Division is seeking a motivated electrical engineer to provide solutions-based technical support for a variety of challenging projects. In this role, you will be a member of a large team that is responsible for the design, development, integration and verification of complex systems. The responsible engineer will participate in the development of detector electronics (e.g. as needed for the sPHENIX, which is an upgrade to the RHIC experiment). You will also contribute to other projects managed out of the Instrumentation Division, including but not limited to the nEXO and AIT-NEO experiments. This position will report to a seasoned electrical engineer in the Instrumentation Division and have daily interactions with experienced scientists and engineers where he/she will receive guidance and mentorship to further develop knowledge and experience building scientific instruments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop electronics for scientific instruments.

  • Perform hands-on construction and integration of electrical components and assemblies.

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose electronics failures for the purpose of performing on-site repairs.

  • Design and develop test stands for the purpose of qualifying discrete components and electrical assemblies.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • At least 3 years related experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics or related discipline

  • Experience in Automation and Control Systems

  • Experience with modern analog and digital designs including FPGAs

  • Software experience with C++

  • Working knowledge and experience in electronics manufacturing and production test

  • Able and willing to receive direction from senior engineers and scientists

  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal)

  • Ability to make decisions and assume responsibility

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with low noise electronics and mixed analog-digital designs

  • Experience with large scale detector readout electronics

  • Some experience in custom IC design

  • Experience in FPGA programming and data acquisition

  • Rockwell Automation product experience

  • Planning and scheduling experience

  • Ability and willingness to mentor others

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, Dental, and Vision Care Plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)

  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs

  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are 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. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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