University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 225271

Position Summary:
Engineer for the Thomson scattering diagnostic on the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) plasma confinement device as well as Wisconsin Plasma Physics Laboratory (WiPPL). Provides technical expertise in a research, development, or scientific program. Designs, modifies, and adapts equipment to create unique systems in support of research, development, or instruction, involving, but not limited to, the disciplines of electronics, mechanical/thermal systems, optics, and/or computers.

Principal duties:
35% Designs, plans, and performs preventative and reactive maintenance on equipment to ensure optimal and safe operation.

25% Develops, integrates, tests, and modifies sophisticated scientific equipment to support research/clinical initiatives and unit directives.

19% Investigates new research processes and technology solutions in collaboration with research/clinical staff, students, and clients.

10% Provides technical expertise to staff, researchers, clients, and students in the installation and use of equipment and instruments.

10% Answers questions and provides technical information regarding instrumentation to staff, researchers, clients, and students.

1% Assists with the preparation of grant proposals and applicable documentation.

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