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ASIC Development Engineer

Fermilab is looking to recruit an ASIC Development Engineer to join the ASIC group in the Electrical Engineering Department of the Particle Physics Division

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 02 Dec 2020
  • United States | Fermilab
  • Date posted: 04 Nov 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Engineering & instrumentation

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the US Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in locations around the world, from South Dakota and the South Pole to CERN in Switzerland. Fermilab is also the host lab and lead institution for the “Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center”, one of the five National QIS Research Centers.

Fermilab seeks a highly motivated ASIC Development Engineer to join the ASIC group in the Electrical Engineering Department of the Particle Physics Division. The selected candidate will lead and/or contribute to research activities and engineering work focused on deep cryogenic integrated circuit design for quantum technologies.

You will

  • Perform a leading role in RF IC and/or mixed signal ASIC design projects, while being able to contribute individually to major design tasks.
  • Develop readout and control electronics for quantum systems.
  • Develop design specifications for ASICs based on theoretical analyses and in conjunction with application needs.
  • Design circuit networks using schematic entry and layout tools with full-custom or timing-driven layout tools in Cadence CAD/EDA or a similar environment.
  • Model circuit networks and system components in hardware-description languages (Verilog-A and Verilog/SystemVerilog) oriented on synthesis and place and route.
  • Build test benches and carry out RF or mixed signal circuit simulations.
  • Execute physical and functional circuit and system verification.
  • Prepare documentation and participate in test-board designs and laboratory testing.
  • Deliver presentations internally, as well as national and international workshops, and at topical conferences.

We are looking for

  • PhD or MS in electrical engineering or physics with background in solid-state circuits and integrated circuit design.
  • 1+ years (PhD) or 4+ years (MS) post-degree professional experience demonstrating past involvement in development of mixed analog-digital designs.
  • Background in solid-state circuits and integrated circuit design.
  • Background in RF integrated circuits.
  • Past involvement in development of either RF or mixed analog-digital designs preferred.
  • Ability to work on challenging projects that may have tight schedules.
  • Ability to work as part of a design team in a research and development environment.
  • Experience with modern front-end and back-end CAD/EDA design tools, such as Cadence and Mentor for the IC design.
  • Familiarity with principles of instrumentation for radiation detection with solid-state or gaseous detectors and usages in extreme environments, like cryogenic or radiation harsh conditions.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to perform analytical engineering calculations, in drawing schematics and in documentation.
  • Ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial aircraft both domestically and internationally.
  • We respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity, and abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Relocation is available for this position.

Physical activity and work conditions

Human factors: mental concentration, sitting, tight work schedule, visually demanding.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underrepresented groups/women/disabled/veterans are encouraged to apply.


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