Special Instructions to Applicants: All interested applicants must attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application in a PDF format. Please note that the applicant tracking system does not convert attachments in Word format successfully. Full consideration is given to applications received by Oct 1, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Wei Li (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The T.W. Bonner Laboratory invites applications for electronics engineers to join our efforts on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Rice group (Acosta, Ecklund, Geurts, Li, Padley) is playing key roles in designing and constructing electronic systems of several upgrade projects of the CMS experiment for the high-luminosity LHC, including the forward pixel tracker, endcap timing layer (ETL), and muon trigger system.
The candidate is expected to have excellent skills in one (or more) of the following areas: analog circuit design; FPGA logic design and programming, data acquisition, high-level programming (such as C++ and python), schematic capture and PCB layout. Experience in large particle physics experiments is preferred. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other physicists and engineers at Rice University and at other institutions and will participate and help represent Rice in all activities related to these projects including project reviews and system tests.
Experience and Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics or electrical engineering at the time of appointment
Five years of related experience (e.g. experience as an engineer)
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Knowledgeable in analog circuit design, schematic capture and PCB layout
Knowledgeable in an electronics firmware language (preferably Verilog or VHDL)
General software development experience (C++ and python), as is familiarity with trigger and data acquisition systems
Experience with aspects of digital electronics hardware design, board production, and testing, as future experimental physics projects are expected to arise in these areas
Prepares and maintains the current electronics and firmware for CMS data-taking operations
Development of new analog electronics for upgrades of the detectors to exploit the improvements planned for the high-luminosity phase of the LHC
Development of firmware for upgrades of the detectors and electronics to exploit the improvements planned for the high-luminosity phase of the LHC
Additional opportunities to participate in the development, production, and testing of electronics for the upgrade exist
Proficient and comprehensive knowledge of information management, knowledge management and publication management
Possess a logical and independent mind
Good interpersonal skills such as patience, determination, flexibility, and decisiveness
Excellent listening, verbal and written communication, analytical, and research skills
Excellent scientific and numerical skills with meticulous attention to details and accuracy
Ability to work in a team environment, to participate actively, to collaborate and to motivate others in the lab
Able to learn new tools and software and skills to adapt to existing in-house software standards
Experience with high-speed optical links
Experience working in an institution of higher education
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