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ASIC Engineer

Batavia, Illinois

The Application Specific Integrated Circuits R&D Department in the Particle Physics Division seeks a motivated ASIC Development Engineer to lead and/or contribute to research activities and engineering work focused on developing custom instrumentation for extreme radiation and/or cryogenic environments.


The department has 3 design groups on Analog and Quantum Cryoelectronics, Ultrafast timing and Cross-cutting initiatives and High-speed and Advanced Digital group. The ASIC Design activities involves developing readout and control electronics in deep sub-micron technologies. Current projects include high-speed data converters, time to digital converters, low noise amplifiers, ROICs for pixel detectors, ROICs for cryogenic detectors, on-chip data processing and on-chip machine learning.


You Will:

  • Perform Digital design and Verification on projects teams, while being able to contribute individually to major design tasks.

  • Familiarity with RTL Design, Digital Design Implementation and Verification methodologies such as UVM

  • Model circuit networks and system components in hardware-description languages (Verilog-A and Verilog/SystemVerilog).

  • Prepare documentation and participate in test-board designs and laboratory testing.

  • The selected candidate will demonstrate good judgment, ability to work in a project team, and should be motivated to carry out research activities focused on quantum instrumentation. The position includes delivering presentations internally, at national and international workshops, and at the topical conferences.

  • We Are Looking For:

  • PhD or MS in Electrical Engineering or Physics with background in solid state circuits and integrated circuit design

  • PhD or MS or 2+ years (BS) post-degree professional experience demonstrating past involvement in development of mixed analog-digital designs

  • Readiness for working on challenging projects that may have tight schedules

  • Capability of working as part of a design team in a research and development environment

  • Experience with modern front-end and back-end CAD/EDA design tools, such as Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor for the IC design

  • Familiarity with principles of instrumentation for radiation detection with solid state or gaseous detectors and usages in extreme environments, like cryogenic or radiation harsh conditions

  • Strong computer skills and competence in performing analytical engineering calculations, in drawing schematics and in documentation


Physical Activity and Work Conditions Human Factors: Sitting, Visually Demanding (extensive computer use), Mental Concentration, Tight Deadlines 


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Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply

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