Research Engineer X-ray Detector Development
Job ID 2624 Date posted 07/15/2021
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
Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting new chapter with one of
the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. National
Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II ) enables the study of material
properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity
by providing world-leading capabilities for X-ray imaging and high-resolution
This facility is open to users from academia and industry and its operations
are at a time when the world enters a new era with a global economy fueled
largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II
provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create
breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and
The mission of the Photon Science Detector Development team is to develop
state-of-the-art novel radiation detectors and instrumentation required for
experimental research programs at the NSLS-II and similar facilities around
the world. The team has an opening for a Research Engineer to provide support
to the team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in the assembly and test of radiation detectors and
Support existing detector systems in the field.
Communicate directly with scientists and engineers to provide critical
feedback relating to prototype assembly.
Partner with scientists and engineers in designing or updating of
Collaborate with scientists and engineers in developing the design
May coordinate the work efforts of other technical support assigned to a
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiarity with electronic and mechanical design software packages.
The ability to work from electronic schematics and mechanical drawings.
Good problem-solving skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (one or more of the
Programming experience using C/C++ or Python in Linux or Windows.
Understanding of FPGA design using the latest generation Xilinx/Altera,
HDL coding using VHDL and/or Verilog.
Basic machine shop skills.
Knowledge of vacuum equipment.
Knowledge of cryogenic equipment.
Mechanical design experience.
Beamline operation and data taking experience.
Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the
depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills, and
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
Lab-funded Retirement 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)
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Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work
environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.
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