SPHEREx Laboratory Assistant

California, United States
Jan 22, 2021
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Mar 22, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

Assist with the development and operation of the SPHEREx test lab, and assist with the testing of infrared detectors and optics.

Job Duties

  • Activities will be directed by senior personnel (the optical systems lead and instrument scientist) on a daily basis to facilitate laboratory operations
  • Outfitting the lab
  • Placing procurements for lab setup and operations
  • Maintaining the clean room and lab area on a daily basis
  • Executing test procedures
  • Assisting in the operation of calibration equipment and test systems
  • Duties do not include lifting items more than 25 pounds or the necessity of travel
  • Other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience in research and laboratory work
  • Familiarity with electronics and programming such as building device drivers and interface cores
  • Experience preparing technical documentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, or degree in progress, in engineering, physics or astronomy
  • Experience with mechanical design, data acquisition, cryogenics, and optics

Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter