Laboratory and Research Technician 1
Working Title: Laboratory and Research Technician 1
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Posting Date: 11-11-2016
The University of Virginia and the School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks candidates to support laboratory activities related to multiple research initiatives in Professor Calhoun's research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering related to self-powered systems. These initiatives include the $18M NSF Engineering Research Center called ASSIST (https://assist.ncsu.edu/), the multi-million dollar Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) center called the Link Lab (http://linklab.virginia.edu/), and a multi-million dollar research portfolio in self powered system design. These efforts seek to develop the theory, engineering principles, new components, and proof of concept prototype platforms for dependable self-powered, energy harvesting wireless systems for the IoT. The theory and engineering approach that the program develops will support both the interoperability and wide ranging energy requirements of a massively distributed network of heterogeneous, embedded, self-powered wireless systems.
The Lab Technician position may include defining and establishing test procedures and methodologies, testing ICs and embedded systems, characterizing off the shelf components, prototyping embedded systems, and guiding students in these same endeavors. Candidates should have expertise in using test and measurement equipment for electronic systems, in scripting and automating test, and in basic laboratory procedures. Candidates should have experience with some of IC testing, PCB design, PCB population, and basic PCB CAD tools. Candidates may have experience with MCU programming, energy harvesting, sensors, and wireless systems.
The candidate should have a degree in applied science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or another field related to electronic test, or have significant experience in these areas. Given the educational setting, the applicants will need to be able to work with and train students on the use of equipment and other laboratory practices and to work with other staff.
Salary and benefits offered will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidates.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Ben Calhoun (email@example.com).
The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidates should have expertise in using test and measurement equipment for electronic systems, in scripting and automating test, and in basic laboratory procedures.
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