Particle Physics Division, Fermilab

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Position ID:FNAL-Particle Physics Division-PPDAPI20171 [#9027]
Position Title: Application Physicist I (PPD/EED)
Position Type:Government or industry
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2017/05/31** (posted 2017/03/24, updated 2017/03/23)
Position Description:    

Open Date: 03/24/2017

Close Date: 05/31/2017


The Fermilab Particle Physics Division seeks highly motivated application physicist candidates to join its Electrical Engineering Department. The selected candidate will be assigned to the ASIC Test Group within the Electrical Engineering Department.


The selected candidate will be expected to work closely with ASIC engineers, attend meetings, participate in ASIC design architecture decisions, as well as developing a deep understanding of the full functionality of ASICs which are being designed. The majority of the ASICs are developed for the operation of experimental detectors for high-energy physics, basic sciences and particle astrophysics research. Under the supervision of more experienced physicists and engineers, the candidate will participate in efforts involving the development of ASIC test procedures, guide and participate in general electrical design, FPGA programming, printed circuit board schematic design and LabView programming.


Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.


Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.




  • Development of a thorough understanding of the ASICs under development and aiding in the production of test plans
  • Performing or leading engineering tasks necessary from the design stages through the review, procurement, manufacture, integration, testing, and operation of ASICs and/or the front end electronics boards the ASICs are used on
  • Documentation of ASIC/electronics test procedures and test systems.



Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

  • PhD in Physics with a minimum of 4-6 years working with electronics, or another related Engineering field from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of electrical design – digital and analog.
  • Ability to use a computer to program and develop software tools.
  • Ability to use a computer to develop FPGA firmware.
  • Ability to draw and read electrical schematics.
  • Ability to use a computer for performing engineering analysis, writing reports, and creating presentations.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Publication List, 3) Research Statement, and 4) Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site). For general information about this position, please contact Dr. Vadim Rusu via email at



Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, and Visually Demanding

PHYSICAL FACTORS: High Voltage and Ionizing Radiation


There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
MS 127
PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510

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