Rockefeller University Instrumentation Engineer | Precision Instrumentation Technologies in New York, New York
The Rockefeller University Precision Instrumentation Technologies (PIT) Resource Center provides services in multiple disciplines of research engineering. It combines a Makerspace with access to various fabrication and rapid prototyping equipment like different 3D-printing technologies, laser cutting, electronics bench equipment and hand tools. Members of the RU community can sign up for training and subsequently operate the equipment and interfacing software on their own with 24/7-access. In addition, the center hosts heavy, conventional manufacturing equipment like lathes and mills as well as a variety of wood/metal saws to help achieve research goals. The backbone of the 2,700 sq ft center is a state-of-the-art Hermle 5-axis CNC mill. The PIT provides a full service of consultation, design and fabrication handled by expert engineers, mechanics and machinists.
Precision Instrumentation Technologies (PIT) enables high-end scientific instrument design and fabrication for diverse research applications of the University's 79 Laboratories. Through interactive engagement with Rockefeller scientists, the PIT provides end-to-end service from conceptualization to application of scientific instrumentation. The PIT is staffed by a team with complementary expertise in optical design, mechanical design, and fabrication, electronics design, and precision fabrication. We are looking for a Instrumentation Engineer who will interface effectively with PIT staff and engage directly with research laboratories.
Supporting Rockefeller laboratories by realizing instrument solutions to address specific scientific needs
Oversight of and lead trainer for makerspace instruments
Providing systems-level integration of different modules, including mechanical, electronic, optical, and software components
Engaging with Laboratories to identify and refine instrument designs
Efficiently leveraging available local and external fabrication resources as needed
The engineer should have enthusiasm for and a keen interest in biomedical research and engineering, in particular in the areas of neuroscience, biophysics, biology, physics/optics, bioengineering, and/or electrical engineering.The candidate should be excited to work as an integral member of a small and close-knit team, and willing to take on a broad range of tasks, as needed.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical, optical, systems engineering, or a related field
Two years hands-on experience with mechanical workshop machinery including, lathe, milling machines, CNC mills, CAM programs such as Open Mind Hypermill and 3D printers
A minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible roles within a high-end engineering or scientific instrument fabrication environment
Excellent organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships in a team environment.
Instruction and teaching skills
Excellent working experience and knowledge of 3D mechanical design software such as SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Fusion360 or related software
Knowledge and experience with design of basic electronics circuits for hardware control
Experience with 3D printing technologies such as FDM, MJP and SLA Printing
Experience with efficient outsourcing of electric and mechanical designs, ideally with an established working relationship with several vendors
Competency with Hermle CNC mills and Heidenhain control software
Knowledge of common scientific programing languages such as Matlab, Mathematica or Python
Experience with micro fabrication tools and techniques
Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe illustrator or Photoshop highly desired
Working knowledge and experience with optical design software such as ZEMEX, OLSO, or related software
Knowledge of project workflow tracking software such as ProworkFlow
Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.
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Job Locations US-NY-New York
Position Type Regular Full-Time