Engineer or Physicist – Part Time BS-level Graduate

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Albuquerque, NM, United States

Phone: 5059982385
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Engineer or Physicist – Part Time BS-level Graduate


albuquerque, NM 

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Job Description:
The program is seeking a self-motivated, productive, results-oriented student in an Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related science and engineering program to directly support scientists and engineers perform characterization and application of energetic charged particle sensors in a fast-paced, highly-agile, team environment.  Characterization methods include GEANT4 modeling of detector response functions, evaluation of sensor datasets, and development and prototyping of advanced characterization techniques.  The candidate will contributes to bench-level experimental research associated with advancing energetic charged particle detectors.    A successful candidate will be familiar with GEANT4 radiation transport software, and further knowledge of software such as Matlab, Labview, C++, and/or Python a plus.
The duties will include:
  • Perform modeling of sensor behavior in GEANT4 to use as a control for all experimentation and calibration activities.
  • In conjunction with government researchers, provide energetic charged particle detector calibration support to include data analysis, measurement of deadtime and pileup in detector response, and planning of calibration campaigns at on-site and remote facilities.
  • Ensuring government researchers are fully familiar with the sensor model and data analysis routine suite to evaluate sensor performance.
  • In conjunction with government researchers, support analysis of detector anomalies and develop experiments to verify conclusions.
  • Individual shall be hands-on, results-oriented and able to take direction from other group members
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Skills
  • Self-Starter
  • Can quickly grasp new concepts and processes
  • Written and spoken communication
Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional/secure office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and other equipment as needed.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a part-time position. It is expected that 10-20 hours per week will be needed, with the exact schedule to be worked out with supervisor.  Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Science (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials, etc.) from an accredited four-year university.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently, seeking support from team members when required
  • All work is to be done in a laboratory environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense Security Clearance
 Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Current US DoD Security Clearance.
 Primary Location:
Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM
Relocation Available:
AAP/EEO Statement:
ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to ATAJobs@atacorp.comPLEASE REFER TO DOCKET ATA20190801.