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Center for Detectors Lab Assistant- RIDL

POSITION SUMMARY:
TO APPLY, SEE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS IN "REQUIRED SKILLS" SECTION. Will ONLY consider third-year, or later, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The successful applicant must be a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws.

This position is for a Laboratory Assistant to facilitate one, or more, projects in the RIT Center for Detectors (CfD), by developing hardware and/or software for detectors and astrophysics instruments. There are many opportunities to work in a variety of capacities on a number of projects, including development for NASA sounding rocket and orbital instruments. The assistant will research and develop technology in collaboration with CfD personnel, RIT facilities management, and outside vendors to identify. Miscellaneous other tasks, such as cable layout and fabrication, soldering, writing software, etc. may arise during the course of work.

The Center for Detectors (http://ridl.cfd.rit.edu/) designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through partnership with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Currently, the Center has approximately a dozen funded projects funded by a range of sponsors, including NASA and NSF. The detectors that are being developed in the Center cover an immense range of diverse applications, including astrophysics, biomedical imaging, Earth system science, and inter-planetary space travel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Completing lab tasks on schedule, soldering circuits, designing cables, writing software, ordering lab components, mailing packages.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
High level of personal responsibility. Excellent mastery of Microsoft Word, excel and PowerPoint. Superb email etiquette. Excellent verbal communication skills, especially on the phone. Ability to assist others. A technical background is required, preferably in any of the following areas: VHDL/Verilog, C/C++, and IDL programming. Experience with PCB schematic capture and layout, and proficient circuit analysis skills would be strongly preferred. Must be proficient in using standard electronic lab equipment: oscilloscope, function generator, multimeter, spectrum analyzer, etc.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply, send an email to to admin@cfd.rit.edu and use "CfD Lab Assistant" in the subject line with the following attached: a resume, unofficial transcripts, and three names of professional references.
Also, Please include in the email confirmation that you are a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws.