Research Instrumentation Specialist

Updated: about 19 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Instrumentation Specialist

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Cyclotron Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who We Are

The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute, a Department of Energy University Facility, is jointly supported by DOE and the State of Texas and is a major technical and educational resource for the state and the nation. At the Institute, we focus on conducting basic research, educating students in accelerator-based science and technology, and providing technical capabilities for a wide variety of applications in space science, materials science, analytical procedures and nuclear medicine. Approximately 100 Institute members – scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff, graduate students and undergraduate students – are involved in these programs. For more information, please visit our website: https://cyclotron.tamu.edu/

What We Want

The research instrumentation specialist will be responsible for designing and building equipment used to operate the K500 and K150 cyclotrons. In addition, this position will also be responsibile for all electronic and mechanical support equipment. They will perform maintenance and repairs as needed. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

 

What You Need to Know

Salary Range: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire's experience.

Work Schedule: This position will need the selected candidate to operate on call as needed

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Five years of experience in operating and maintaining scientific instrumentation

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to solder and use all test equipment needed to do job

  • Experience with multimeters, oscilloscopes, and various electronic test equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Walk, sit stand, lift or move moderately heavy weight

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Technical degree in Electronics

  • Five years or more in design and maintenance of RF systems, low voltage high current, and high voltage power supplies used in the operation of Cyclotron related equipment

  • Ability to soft solder, silver solder, sheet metal work Hi power and low power rf systems similar to that used at the cyclotron

Responsibilities:

  • Equipment Maintenance: Performs routine and emergency maintenance on all cyclotron equipment. Advises faculty and staff regarding operation and maintenance of scientific instrumentation. Provides routine operational testing. Maintains inventory of parts and supplies.

  • Equipment Construction: Works on design and construction of cyclotron and lab equipment. Maintains schedule of submitted jobs and ensures timely completion of projects. Assists in training of departmental personnel in the use of all instrumentation and software.

  • Materials: Orders materials needed for special projects and repair parts, works on other projects.

  • Schematics: Updates electronic schematics and performs other duties as assigned.

Why Texas A&M University? 

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiences.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes. 

  • Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays 

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more 

  • Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time   for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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