Position Description: The Research & Development Engineer functions as part of the Experimental Space Physics group in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences. The incumbent will design and develop scientific instrumentation for space missions and ground-based platforms, specifically radiation detectors and magnetic wave sensors for upcoming small satellite and lunar surface (lander) science missions. A strong electrical engineering background and comfort with embedded systems is required, as well as the ability to work through the printed circuit board (PCB) development process as a primary technical contributor to the development of satellite instrumentation, from the concept stage through space deployment.
Under the supervision of the Principal Development Engineer and instrument engineers, the incumbent will assist with the design of PCBs, FPGA programming, bench testing, and validation. Where applicable, the incumbent will participate in environmental verification and future spacecraft integration. Must demonstrate professionalism and competence in a small team environment, exhibiting versatility, independence, follow-through, team spirit and willingness to diversify quickly.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.