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Scientific Research Specialist

Florida State University
Florida, US
Posting live until
26 May 2024

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The High Energy Physics (HEP) group at Florida State University (FSU) seeks a candidate for the position of Scientific Research Specialist to oversee silicon detector quality control (QC) for the FSU HEP group’s contribution to the High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL) project. The HGCAL is one of the Phase 2 upgrades to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needed for the High Luminosity LHC project expected to begin data taking operations in 2029.

Overall, the Scientific Research Specialist will be responsible for the timely delivery of QC results and recommendations to the CMS HGCAL sensors group and maintenance of sensor quality throughout the duration of the construction project. Specific subtasks include:

- Setting up and performing silicon sensor QC tests to measure depletion voltage, leakage current, oxide quality and thickness, and other process parameters

- Analyzing test results and communicating findingsto the FSU HEP and CMS HGCAL sensors groups

- Working with the FSU HEP and CMS HGCAL sensors groups to identify and explore solutions to problems with sensor quality or sensor QC procedures that may prevent the project from meetings its detector performance targets or incur significant delays

- Maintenance of custom test hardware and software as necessary, including oversight of repairs and improvements

- Maintaining safe long-term storage of sensors and test structures in compliance with manufacturer recommendations and best practices

- Handling sensor shipping and receiving

- Keeping organized records of sensor locations and properties.

- Maintaining lab infrastructure

- Stocking the lab

- Training graduate and undergraduate students to perform QC tests and organizing shifts

Required experience:

- Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years. (Note: post high-school education and/or experience may substitute at a comparable rate.)

Preferred experience:

- Bachelor's degree in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or related field

- Bare silicon detector measurements or design, especially in a research or R&D setting

- Cleanroom work

- Basic scripting and programming, especially LabVIEW and Python

- Design of small mechanical structures as part of device test stands

The candidate should be able to work independently and communicate effectively within the FSU and CMS research communities of experimental physicists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers.

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University at and reference Job ID # 57656. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For full consideration, applications must consist of a CV or résumé and the names and contact information of at least three references. For questions or additional information about the position, email Dr. Rachel Yohay ( ).

The Florida State University is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: .

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