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Texas A&M University Research Instrumentation Specialist in College Station, Texas

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Research Instrumentation Specialist


Texas A&M University


Cyclotron Institute

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College Station, Texas

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Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .

Who we are

The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute, a Department of Energy University Facility, is jointly supported by DOE and the State of Texas and is a major technical and educational resource for the state and the nation. At the Institute, we focus on conducting basic research, educating students in accelerator-based science and technology, and providing technical capabilities for a wide variety of applications in space science, materials science, analytical procedures and nuclear medicine. Approximately 100 Institute members – scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff, graduate students and undergraduate students – are involved in these programs. For more information, please visit our website: https://cyclotron.tamu.edu/

What we want

The Research Instrumentation Specialist is responsible for designing and building equipment used to operate the K500 and K150 cyclotrons and all electronic and mechanical support equipment. Performs maintenance and repairs as needed. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

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Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Five years of experience in operating and maintaining scientific instrumentation

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to solder and use all test equipment needed to do job

  • Ability to use multimeters, oscilloscopes, and various electronic test equipment

  • May be required to be on call as needed

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Technical degree in electronics

  • Five years or more in design and maintenance of RF Systems, low voltage current and high voltage supplies used in the operation of Cyclotron related equipment

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to soft solder, silver solder, sheet metal work

  • Hi power and low power rf systems knowledge


  • Equipment Maintenance - Performs routine and emergency maintenance on all cyclotron equipment. Advises faculty and staff regarding operation and maintenance of scientific instrumentation. Provides routine operational testing. Maintains inventory of parts and supplies.

  • Equipment construction - Works on design and construction of cyclotron and lab equipment. Maintains schedule of submitted jobs and ensures timely completion of projects. Assists in training of departmental personnel in the use of all instrumentation and software.

  • Materials - Orders materials needed for special projects and repair parts. Works on other projects as needed.

  • Schematics - Updates electronic schematics as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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