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The Department of Physics has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3 involved with the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX).
ADMX is a DOE-funded flagship particle physics experiment searching for axion dark matter. ADMX is a multinational collaboration, but the experiment itself is situated at CENPA, and includes a helium liquefaction plant, a powerful He3 dilution refrigerator, a high-field superconducting magnet, and all associated electronics and data acquisition systems.
The Research Scientist will play a leading role in the operation of this exciting dark matter search. Key responsibilities of the position will include: organizing the operations of the experiment, monitors personnel and hardware at the ADMX site, planning and implementing future upgrades, and having hands-on involvement with the experiment hardware. The work will be performed in a stimulating atmosphere in close collaboration with faculty, students, engineers, and the wider multi-institution international ADMX collaboration.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage Site Operations of ADMX Experiment
Coordinate all work on site, including activities of postdocs and visiting scientists to build, maintain and operate the ADMX experiment
Interface with CENPA engineering and management
Report on status to ADMX project management
Develop and maintain schedules and budgets regarding site operations
Understand operating principles of the ADMX cryogenic, gas, mechanical, and data acquisition system, and assist operators in duties and planning
Manage the ADMX Laboratory at CENPA
Oversee engineers and technicians working on the ADMX experiment and infrastructure
Facilitate communications between interacting experimental subgroups
Interact with University EH&S to maintain a safe working environment
Communicate with other CENPA experiments on shared resources
Participate in ADMX Science Mission as time permits
Planning and design for future ADMX runs
Data taking operations
Cryogenic operations and maintenance
Design and maintain data acquisition and human interface software
Masters Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering or related and at least one year of related experience.
Scientific management experience (supervised a detector subsystem or a laboratory, for example)
Familiarity with cryogenic systems: liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, dilution refrigerators
Familiarity with vacuum and pumping systems
Familiarity with mechanical engineering principles
Familiarity with radiofrequency electronics
Familiarity with data analysis
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