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The Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, CENPA, is one of the Department of Energy’s Centers of Excellence in Nuclear Physics. We are a nuclear physics accelerator research laboratory with approximately 50 faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate employees located in the North Physics Laboratory on the main campus. The lab is also home to several small fundamental symmetries experiments. In addition, CENPA participates in several outside collaborations performing experiments in neutrino physics. CENPA’s unique environment is one that enables fast-paced, nimble scientific discovery.
CENPA has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Engineer/Scientist 2. The successful candidate will provide technical expertise and support in all aspects of the design, modification, and implementation of scientific equipment for nuclear physics and astrophysics research. The candidate must have a broad knowledge of general engineering and physics principles. The candidate must also have good judgment and a refined ability to communicate on technical subjects effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Job duties include, but are not limited to:
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is to support semiconductor device packaging and testing activities at CENPA. The near-term focus of the work will be the packaging and testing of the large-area silicon charge coupled devices (CCDs) for the direct detection of dark matter with the DAMIC-M experiment. The employee will assist in i) the support and maintenance of the CCD packaging and testing laboratories on UW campus, ii) the packaging and testing of prototype devices for the DAMIC-M experiment, and iii) the deployment, commissioning and operation of a CCD packaging and testing facility at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM) in France. Daily activities will include packaging of CCDs (gluing, wire bonding), procurement of laboratory supplies and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and the installation and operation of CCD test systems. The employee will also assist CENPA staff in the design of packaging tools and the development of packaging procedures. Most of the work will take place in a clean room environment.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline and two or more years’ experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education/experience.
One year of experience in semiconductor device packaging: alignment, glueing, wire boding, flip-chip bonding, bump bonding, pick-and-place, etc.
Follow and document device packaging procedures.
Organized and excellent record keeping.
Maintenance and support for device packaging equipment.
Visual inspection of packaged devices.
Experience working in a clean room environment.
Troubleshooting basic electronics.
Three years of experience in semiconductor device packaging.
Operation of furnaces and ovens.
Operation of vacuum and cryogenic systems.
Machine shop experience: milling machines, drill presses, etc.
3D printing for prototyping.
Micro fabrication: photolithography, etching, film deposition, wafer dicing, thermal processing, etc.
Metrology: scanning electron microscopy, profilometers, reflectometers, etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be willing to occasionally work on weekend and/or evenings.
Willing to travel.
Significant work off-campus for up to three months at a time may be required.
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