You will work together with a lead engineer and other student assistants to develop CAD models and engineering requirements for multi-disciplinary, large-scale science projects. Currently, a particular need exists to support the preliminary design effort for two important Department of Energy projects: BioEPIC as well as DUNE. Both projects address urgent and fundamental scientific questions.
For BioEPIC you will work on developing CAD models integrating novel experimental facilities for biological as well as soil research within a new LBNL flagship building complex for biological systems science. You will support important research understanding microbial and plant systems within the context of a particular real-world environment at scales ranging from molecular to ecosystem levels. This research will address global climate change and consequences to our food supply.
For Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) you will be involved in laying out the subterranean cavern for several, multi-story-sized near detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The cryogenically cooled detectors will utilize the world's most intense neutrino beam at Fermi National Accelerator Lab. The leading-edge, international experiment aims for groundbreaking discoveries answering questions about the origin of matter (why is the universe made of matter rather than antimatter) and the grand unification of forces and stability of matter.
It's an exciting time to participate in both projects! You will be able to contribute in the overall engineering design process and will be part of a large scale engineering undertaking. As a student assistant, your time commitment is flexible 8-20 hours during the university year and up to full time during the summer or school holidays.
As a self-motivated candidate, you will primarily work on computer CAD models. Together with a lead engineer and other students, you will benefit from exposure to large science projects while being mentored in a protected work environment.
What You Will Do:
Perform 3D modeling and design work using Solidworks or Creo Parametric CAD software.
Lead sub-system design and engineering tasks and present at collaboration meetings.
Assist with the development of project documentation and requirements documents.
Perform literature and internet research to solve design and engineering challenges.
Assist in performing engineering analysis.
Collaborate with vendors or suppliers to determine appropriate design approaches.
Work collaboratively with scientists, engineers and architects.
What is Required:
A full-time student during the semester enrolled in an engineering program or similar technical program.
Familiarity with mechanical CAD modeling Solidworks or Creo Parametric.
Basic understanding of engineering principles.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Doc platform.
Ability to make clear presentations and write reports.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a part-time, 1 year, student assistant appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime.
Salary will be predetermined based on student step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.