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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 14, 2109.
Position will remain open until filled.
The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the Berkeley campus reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research. SSL's primary goal is to foster research in space-related sciences and to provide education for the next generation of space scientists. Research at SSL, led by Berkeley faculty and SSL Senior Fellows, focuses on experiments and observations carried out in space as well as theoretical and basic research.
Since its inception in 1959, SSL has participated in over 50 NASA space science missions, including the Apollo, Mars, Discovery, and Explorer programs, as well as many international space missions. SSL researchers have pioneered the development of instrumentation for study of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the planets, and the Earth; for ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy; and for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background. SSL provides the engineering and technical capabilities required to develop and fabricate individual space instruments, an entire scientific payload for a spacecraft, or an entire space mission from start-to-finish-complete with in-house instrument design and fabrication; instrument and spacecraft integration and testing; launch support; mission and science operations, including commanding the spacecraft and bringing the data down to SSL's own ground station; and data processing and analysis.
Custom Scope: This is a systems engineering position in support of the MUVI instrument technology development project at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. The position will provide day-to-day support of the MUVI Instrument Manager including, but not limited to: a) instrument requirements development, documentation, and verification, b) generation of instrument assembly and test procedures specific to space based UV imager instrumentation, c) developing and maintaining interface control across the many instrument subsystems, and d) identification, quantification, and control of system level trades, budgets and resources for the Instrument Manager.
Coordinates single component design, supporting analyses, construction planning assembly oversight and testing.
Supervises or coordinates technicians and shop personnel involved in assembly and testing of component parts.
Develops specification for aerospace parts procurements.
Works with other research organizations in the development of the component.
Designs electrical, mechanical, electronic and/or optical instruments and of computer-associated systems and equipment.
Performs the recording and reduction of test data for instrument design and evaluation purposes.
Gathers and analyzes information and prepares reports with respect to feasibility, engineering design criteria and performance of their components.
Provides supervision and guidance to engineering technician staff.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.
Working skills in the design, development and construction of space based UV imaging.
Specialist in at least one discipline (electrical, electronic or mechanical).
Working systems knowledge of other engineering specialities involved in assignments.
Experience in instrument systems engineering, particularly development of assembly and test plans/procedures for imaging instruments
Salary & Benefits
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
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