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Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:

21580

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The High-Speed Measurement Group in the RF Technology Division at NIST is seeking a research to work in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to perform and develop metrology and instrumentation for the measurement of high-speed/mm-wave/sub-mm-wave electronics. The candidate will use state-of-the-art on-chip measurement techniques from DC to 1 THz. Measurements will include on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, and nonlinear electrical measurements from active devices such as on-chip power amplifiers. 

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership that provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Contribute to developing models on the linear and nonlinear behavior of amplifiers.
  • Work as a team to design, integrate, and test electro-optic/mm-wave instrumentation systems.
  • Studies will result in a series of publications, providing important changes to existing products, processes, techniques, or practices.
  • Design, fabricate, and assemble mechanical parts.
  • Present technical results.

What You Should Know

To learn more about the Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) partnership, please visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/physics/nist-prep

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is market-based, highly competitive, and will be based upon relevant background and experience.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to master electrical measurement techniques such as: linear network analysis, four-probe, load-pull, and large-signal network analysis.
  • Ability to operate and adjust instrumentation systems which include lasers, optical components, frequency generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.
  • Ability to code with, or learn to code with: Matlab, Visual Basic, and Lab View is required.
  • The ability to develop simulations in microwave electronics simulation software (e.g. HFSS and ADS) is desirable.
  • Ability with mechanical and optical design and fabrication is desirable.
  • Must be good at handling small parts.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Tiffany Mason

Posting Contact Email: tiffany.mason@colorado.edu

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