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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The engineer will perform engineering design and testing work in the subfield of space instrumentation for space and planetary sciences with an emphasis in space instrumentation electronics and high voltage electronics.  The engineer will be responsible for implementation of hardware and software subsystems in support of primary research and instrument development.  This includes assisting with new instrument development and instrument testing using specialized equipment.   Electronic design is anticipated supporting high voltage power systems, and signal conditioning electronics.  These duties are performed under supervision and direction by experienced engineers.

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  • Instrument testing, including use of specialized equipment
  • High/low voltage power system design, including selection of parts, materials, and processes to survive harsh environments
  • Support of proposal development especially in space systems
  • Design for sensors and equipment that operate in extreme environments of temperature, vacuum, radiation, and must survive the harsh vibration and shock of the spacecraft launch environment

Required Qualifications*

  • BS in electrical engineering
  • Familiarity with power supply systems
  • Familiarity with the space environment including effects on electronics and materials
  • Work as part of a team of faculty, research scientists, engineers, and technicians
  • Funding requires the incumbent to have US citizen status

Desired Qualifications*

  • MS or other advanced degree in engineering, physics, or mathematics
  • Experience in industry or student projects designing systems and equipment for application in space environments, especially with consideration to charging, radiation, high voltage isolation or other effects on design of electronic equipment
  • Experience in industry or student projects with space system hardware, especially power systems

Additional Information

A higher salary may be considered for an exceptionally-qualified candidate.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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