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The Engineer in Research Lead will provide technical leadership for the development of complex electronic instrumentation for government-sponsored space and atmospheric research projects. The selected candidate will develop, design, and supervise the design of analog, analog-to-digital, and power system electronics in particular and assume primary responsibility for the design of instrument modules and support sub-systems. They will Design, specify, and test hardware and software used in those systems and prepare test and integration plans for all phases of electronic hardware development. In addition, they will participate in the development of proposals for new research opportunities, participate in sponsor and project-level review meetings representing University and principal investigator interests and evaluate hardware and software designs for correctness and applicability to overall design requirements.
60% - Develop, design, and document instrument control, ground support, and spacecraft simulation equipment and software
20% - Manage the design of instrument and support sub-systems
10% - Participate in sponsor and project-level review meetings representing University and principal investigator interests
10% - Support the development of proposals for new research opportunities
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
10 years of experience in the development, design, integration, and testing of electronics used in scientific instrumentation for air and spaceborne environments
Design experience in analog electronics, analog-to-digital, power systems, or sensor systems design
Experience with NASA or other formal government agency design requirements
Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
15 years of experience in space science or avionics systems
Experience in high-voltage power system design or sensor and sensitive signal amplification design experience
Cognizant engineer, supervisory, and group leadership experience
Experience in organizing and planning electronics contributions for instrument and avionics projects
Experience in the preparation of technical and cost proposals for government-sponsored projects
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification (intermedicate rather than lead) depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Funding source requires US citizenship or permanent residency to work with export-controlled material.
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