Research Engineering Assistant

California, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part 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

The Neurotechnology Center is looking for a part-time technician to assist with various projects involving the design and construction of microscopes, electronic devices, and various small mechanical widgets for the Neuroscience community at Caltech.

Job Duties

  • Assist with PCB layout and assembly of electronic circuits
  • Machining various small objects for use in neuroscience research using:
    • Laser cutter
    • 3D printers
    • Waterjet cutter
    • CNC mill
    • Manual mill
    • Manual lathe
  • Assemble basic mechanical devices out of off-the-shelf and custom parts
  • Assist with maintenance of machines in the shop
  • Create and maintain Arduino code to control various electronic lab devices

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Familiarity with basic machining operations, including milling, turning, and CNC machine operation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using CAD software such as Solidworks or Autodesk, and with programming in Arduino and Matlab and/or python
  • A keen interest in neuroscience and a willingness to learn on the job will greatly facilitate success in this position

Required Documents

  • Resume