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ASIC Engineer

Batavia, Illinois

Our client is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and in locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole!

The Controls and Electronic Group in the Fermilab Quantum Institute seeks a motivated  Application-Specific-Integrated-Circuit (ASIC) development Engineer to contribute to research and development for quantum communication, computing, sensing, and imaging instrumentation.

You Will

  • Perform RF, analog and mixed-signal ASIC design tasks for research and development activities.

  • Design integrated circuits using schematic and layout tools in Cadence CAD/EDA or a similar environment.

  • Build simulation test benches and carry out RF, analog and mixed-signal circuit simulations.

  • Execute physical and functional circuit and system verification.

  • Assist to develop design specifications for ASICs based on theoretical analyses and in conjunction with application needs.

  • 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 conferences.

We Are Looking For

  • MS in Electrical Engineering with background and experience in integrated circuit design.

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

  • Experience with modern IC design tools, such as Cadence.

  • Strong circuit and system analysis skills. 

Physical Activity and Work Conditions Human Factors

Sitting, Visually Demanding (extensive computer use), Mental Concentration, Tight Deadlines Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.


All FRA employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation based on a medical condition/disability or a sincerely held religious belief.


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