Duties: The High Energy Physics group at Penn is responsible for projects that involve the design, development, installation and testing of front end electronics to read out large arrays of sensors ranging from hundreds to millions of channels of individual readouts. Information from these sensor systems often needs to be correlated by the readout electronics and sent on to large data acquisition systems or other similar subsystems that participate in data readout decisions. We are seeking a technically skilled person to help with several projects currently underway: The development of an analog readout of an Avalanche Photo Detector with a target of 10 pico-second timing precision, the completion of a Positron Emission Tomography detector readout for medical imaging focusing on debugging multiple channels of high speed data links and with the development of a high throughput detector triggering board for the upgrade of the ATLAS detector at CERN (www.ATLAS.ch). Documentation skills are important for participation in these projects including the use of elogs to understand current status and inform other persons in the group of the work performed on each project.
Qualifications: High School degree and 5-7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Applicants should have previous work experience with Analog circuit design for sub-nanosecond rise time small signal amplifiers high speed data links and digital FPGA programming. Candidates should also have experience with printed circuit board layout, assembly and testing. Must possess a high level of curiosity about functional applications of circuits. Skilled in documentation and presentation of work.
Reference Number: 02-27542
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Physics and Astronomy
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: 7-Technical Craft