Job Requisition Number: 26810. The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.
Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.
Involves professional engineering and engineering technician support as part of academic instructional lab and/or research projects and programs. Engineering activities include the design, construction, testing of experimental systems, operation of analytical systems, establishment of performance specifications, and documentation. Engineering Technicians may be assigned duties within a single discipline (e.g., electrical) or span a range of disciplines
•Under general supervision, designs and prepares engineering plans and specifications of moderate complexity for novel •laboratory equipment and instruments. •Under general supervision, participates in the solution of physical and mathematical analysis of experimental data or in the mathematical solution of physical and engineering problems. •Gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports. •Work subject to review by more senior level Engineer.•Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience •Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity. •Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments. •Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments. •Effective written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.
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