Job no: 235364-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

HSX is a nuclear fusion research device located in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. HSX is a modular coil stellarator optimized using quasihelical symmetry and is presently the only device of this type in the world. Plasma physics research goals include investigation of transport, turbulence, and confinement. These goals require a complex and varied array of customized subsystems and diagnostics to accomplish its mission. The laboratory is seeking an Instrumentation Technologist to design, adapt, operate, maintain, and modify the data acquisition and control system needed to conduct this research.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field required, or equivalent work experience in this area. MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 2 years experience in design and operation of data acquisition and control systems.

Required knowledge and skills:
Experience in development of test and measurement setups of electrical and optical signals.
Knowledge of the SCPI data acquisition protocol and the use of VISA.
Familiarity with Windows Active Directory and Linux systems.
Familiarity with these programming languages: MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW, and SQL.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please click on "" and following online instructions. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume by the assured consideration date.


David Anderson
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jun 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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