Research Technician III

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Grant & Trust Administrative & Technical

Research Technician III

Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Temporary full-time from February 2021 to July 17, 2021
Hiring #: 2021-0045

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

This vacancy represents an opportunity for individuals who are interested in an electrical technologist or electronics engineer position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing analog and digital control, safety interlocks and monitoring circuits
  • Electrical measurements of different electrical and electromechanical components of the system
  • Electromagnetic fields measurements
  • Assembling and coupling of electromechanical components (stepper/servo motors)
  • Functional and safety testing of various electrical components
  • Microcontroller programming (architecture of the applicant’s choice)
  • User interface design and implementation including I/O communications between the microcontroller and an x86 or ARM system through USB

Benefits include:

  • Working in an academic environment at one of the top Canadian universities
  • Deepening your experience in analog and digital electrical engineering
  • Gain experience in an innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary project through communications with other members who have backgrounds in physics, chemistry and biochemistry
  • Global projects and travel opportunities in the long run
  • Potential for an advanced degree

Requirements of the Position include:

  • Electronics technician program (Undergraduate degree in a related program will be preferred) plus some related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with analog and digital circuit design, simulation, PCB design and assembly
  • Hands-on experience in electrical circuits, soldering and wiring, and electromechanical systems
  • Knowledge and prior experience with at least one type of microcontroller such as AVR or PIC, and microcontroller programming
  • Familiarity with I/O interfaces such as RS-232, COM, UART and USB
  • Experience working with different electrical measurements equipment and oscilloscopes
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal, with other members of the team and problem-solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer software and hardware
  • (Optional) familiarity with RF and microwaves
  • (Optional) familiarity with a general programming language such as Python, C#, etc.

The primary location of the job will be at University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. However, some travel to the collaborators’ labs and distant locations may be required during the project (travel costs covered).

Classification Grant/ Trust fund position, Band C
GTAT (Grant & Trust Administrative and Technical) Salary Grid

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 02 01
Closing Date: 2021 03 03