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The Electrical Engineer will perform the following tasks:
- Design, simulate, implement and test digital electronics using discrete circuits, CPLDs, FPGAs, DSPs, and microcontrollers, and generate firmware using VHDL, Verilog, C++, and MATLAB programming languages.
- Model and simulate electronic circuits using simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, ModelSim, and FPGA vendor tools (Xilinx, Altera, etc.).
- Implement hardware prototypes, breadboard designs, and test them in the lab environment.
- Utilize understanding of digital CCA design process including requirements generation, preliminary design, peer reviews, detailed design, test plan generation, and integration and test
- Assist in the design of Fiber-optic communication systems, which include working with network protocols and high-speed custom fiber optic transceiver modules.
The Applications Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise for after sales customer support as well as supporting EDAX US’s sales efforts. The position requires the necessary skillset to engage with novice and expert users in both industrial and academic environments. The main product groups will be EDS and EBSD though WDS and Micro XRF can potentially be added at a later point. Customer support, sales support, and demonstration of EDAX products and sample analyses will be coordinated with main office and carried out in the local applications laboratory.
Responsibilities include: training and support of customers on product applications and operation; troubleshooting hardware, software and workflow issues; conducting training classes and educating customers to ensure they get the most out of their system; maintaining the demo laboratory equipment and coordinating the scheduling of the lab with main office; preparing customer samples, conducting demos and generating reports.
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Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Perform electron microscopy testing and analysis of 3M materials using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) techniques
- Advance electron microscopy analysis and materials characterization methodology
- Sample preparation of polymeric and hard materials, including but not limited to room-temperature/cryo microtomy, ion beam based sample prep, etc.
MEMStim is an early stage startup dedicated to enhancing the full lives of individuals with Parkinson’s tremors, chronic pain, or hearing loss. Applicants can learn more about MEMStim LLC here. The Microfabrication Engineer is responsible for key aspects of the design, fabrication, reliability test and assembly of critical components of the microfabricated neurostimulator system. Responsibilities include:
- Design microsystem components and test-devices
- Produce masks and tooling to implement component designs
- Microfabricate system components and verify functionality in a cleanroom setting
- Test the reliability of prototypes and manage the transition into production
- Design tooling for device assembly processes
- Perform failure analysis of nonconforming components or assemblies.
- Develop and use working knowledge of hybrid microcircuit assembly processes including soldering, wire bonding, micro welding, epoxy attach and cleaning techniques.
- Design & assemble testing stations for reliability tests of processes and products
- Create automated assembly and test programs with associated documentation
- Stress and strain analysis of mechanical components and assembly
Graduate Student Staff (Peer-to-Peer Network)
The RTNN will be setting up a Peer-to-Peer Network Graduate Student Staff program. Graduate Student Staff will work with distance-use students to run samples and communicate through a real-time visual web link (e.g., Skype, WebEx) with a mail exchange of samples. Graduate student staff will be supported with a stipend supplement. Check back for more information and specific opportunities.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (RTNN REU+)
Students will participate in nanotechnology-related research at one of the RTNN partner universities with follow-on at students’ home institutions in the year following the summer program. Visit our REU page for more information and applications.
In order to further our mission to serve as a hub of cutting-edge nanotechnology innovation and education, the RTNN has established a means to allow members of the nanotechnology and greater scientific communities, who would otherwise not have the financial resources, to use RTNN facilities. Visit our Kickstarter page for more information and an application form. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis with two priority deadlines per year.
Through the peer-reviewed RTE application process, NSUF provides external research teams with cost-free access to reactor, post-irradiation examination (PIE) and beam-line capabilities at INL and a diverse mix of affiliated partner institutions at universities, national laboratories and industry facilities located across the country. More information can be found here.
The RTNN awards serve to recognize researchers conducting collaborative research across the network as well as students who have devoted their time and energy to education and outreach activities. Visit the RTNN awards page for more information.
Surface Mount technology Association (SMTA) Grant and scholarship
SMTA awards student members each year for demonstrated technical and leadership merit:
$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant
For technical merit of graduate-level students (paper required)
$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship
For demonstrated leadership skills
Applications for these funds are now closed. Information for next year’s awards will be posted in early 2019. Eligibility for awards can be reviewed in the links above.