[unav_all] Junior Development Engineer position at UC Berkeley

Lind Gee lind at seismo.berkeley.edu
Tue Jul 6 17:31:46 MDT 2004

The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) operates and 
maintains several networks of geophysical instruments 
including broadband seismometers, borehole seismometers, 
GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers, strainmeters, 
and other sensors in northern and central California. 
Data from these networks are used for earthquake monitoring 
and research.

In addition to the operation and maintenance of this 
instrumentation, the BSL is also involved in projects to 
identify potential sites and install new equipment.


    The incumbent will, under supervision of the BSL chief 
engineer, participate in the fabrication and off-campus 
installation and maintenance of geophysical monitoring 
stations in northern and central California. This includes 
the testing, installation, and calibration of digital, 
analog and electro-mechanical instruments and corresponding 
travel. Work with basic electronic circuits and programs as 
required to troubleshoot, maintain and improve the network. 
Specific duties include off campus equipment set-up and 
calibration including scientific instruments and workstations; 
trouble shooting hardware and software interfaces; perform 
instrument diagnostics (software and hardware); general 
support of staff members and graduate students.

Requirements & Qualifications:
    Required Qualifications

    Requires Bachelors degree preferably in the physical 
sciences or engineering, or equivalent experience. Ability 
to work with scientific instrumentation and to troubleshoot 
problems. Experience with analog electronics required. 
Ability to work independently and to interact effectively 
with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students as 
well as with external collaborators in a professional 
manner. Attention to detail and organizational skills 

    California Drivers License and ability to lift 80 
pounds required. Ability to perform significant field 
work including over-night travel in northern and central 
California and vicinity required (up to 50% time).

    Desired Qualifications

    Knowledge of real-time data acquisition, or software 
is helpful, but not required.


    This is a one year contract position, with a 
possibility of extension depending on the availability 
of funding.

    New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on June 23, 2004. To 
apply for this position, go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu/. 
This position is requisition #001418.

The University of California is an equal opportunity, 
affirmative action employer. 

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