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Job Description

ISR-4 has positions for post-master graduates in electrical engineering with interest, experience and educational background in the following specific disciplines of electrical engineering:

Analog Circuit Design Discipline: ISR-4 is seeking engineering interns to support key technology thrusts in the areas of high reliability radiation tolerant circuits, integrated circuits and photonics. ISR-4 designs a wide variety of state-of-the-art low noise preamplifiers, pulse and shaping amplifiers, RF receivers and amplifiers, electro-optic sensors and drivers/modulators. Many designs involve interfacing these circuits with digital processing circuits. Designers are sought that desire to work at the circuit board level or at the integrated circuit level.
Responsibilities include: circuit design and analysis, ensuring operation over required temperature and radiation environments, coordinating the layout, fabrication and assembly of circuit modules as appropriate with support technicians, and validating the performance via analysis and both functional and environmental testing.

Power Supply Design Discipline: Work to develop power supply subsystems in support of science instrument teams. Instruments developed within ISR cover a multitude of physical measurements and require regulated power for high-speed digital circuitry, low noise low power analog circuitry, and detector biasing. The power supplies are often custom to the particular instrument they are developed for and this includes the various output voltages and currents, regulation requirements, ripple, and mechanical envelope.
Be responsible for the circuit design, ensuring operation over required temperature and radiation environments, interfacing the power supplies to sensitive analog circuits and transduction elements, as well as high-speed digital circuits, coordinating the layout, fabrication and assembly of power supply modules with support technicians, and validating the performance via analysis and both functional and environmental testing.

Digital Circuit Design and Digital Signal Processing Discipline: Work within an instrument team to assist in the development of custom instrumentation and be responsible for the specification, design, verification and testing of Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices. Implement designs using VHSIC High Level Descriptive Language (VHDL) or Verilog and verify the designs with VHDL logic simulation and test benches. Digital circuits may range from control logic and standard serial communication protocols to implementing complex digital signal processing algorithms for RF and optical instrument systems.
The intern will be responsible for developing test specifications, partitioning the design and I/O pin assignments, integrating the ASIC and FPGA devices into higher-level circuit assemblies and will validate designs in custom instrument systems through bench testing.
Job Requirements
Education: MS degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field of study (graduating in December 2012 is also acceptable) and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 the semester before hire.

Experience in one of the following bullets below:
· Ability to demonstrate educational experience related to component-level analog circuit design, simulation and analysis (SPICE) and conversant with high-end computer aided engineering (CAE) tools. Demonstrated analytical skills to design, execute, and document complex analyses and tests that validate circuit/instrument performance.
· A combination of software/firmware and circuit design skills. Specifically, experience in the design, implementation, testing, and documentation of low-noise, high-speed digital circuits employing FPGA and/or ASIC devices using VHDL and associated computer aided design tools. Must have demonstrated experience operating laboratory test equipment: for example arbitrary waveform generators, logic analyzers, network analyzers and oscilloscopes. Experience in C.

Additional Details Notes to applicants: Please include a cover letter with your resume indicating which area you are interested in and any other information relevant to your qualifications and skills.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
The post-master's category of the GRA program offers graduate students the opportunity to participate in the GRA program after receiving a master's degree. This category applies to those students who have been awarded a master's degree within the past 3 years, but have not yet been accepted into another master's program or a Ph.D. program. Post-masters students may remain in this category for up to one year. For more information about student internships go to careers.lanl.gov .

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of qualified candidates. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-5627.
How To Apply Appointment Type GRA GRA Science/Eng Area or Major Electrical Engineering Human Reliability Program No DOE 426.2 No Clearance Level Q Q Clearance

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