Detector Senior Scientist

Moxtek, Inc. Orem, UT
Job Summary:

The Detector Scientist will have primary responsibility to participate in research and development of semiconductor and gas detectors for the x-ray spectrometry. The responsibilities include the design, research, improvement, implementation and testing of the x-ray detectors hardware and control software.

Essential Functions:

* Conduct soft X-Ray detector research and development, develop requirements and realize new design concepts for optimized detection solutions, starting from proof-of concept work to establish technical feasibility and market value.

* Simulation modeling and data analysis.

* Extensive detector testing, design of the new test procedures and test equipment.

* Assist in defining the mechanical parts and front end electronics requirements and specifications.

* Work close with manufacturing to facilitate production yield improvement and to troubleshoot problems.

* Work closely with Application Group to help provide customers the best service.

* Work closely with vendors to ensure the timely delivery of high quality components.

* Conduct deep literature and patent search.

* Prepare reports and oral presentations, including peer reviewed journal presentations as appropriate.

* Participate in development of patent applications.

* Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

* PhD in Physics or EE, MS or BS. with appropriate combination of knowledge and experience.

* 3-5 years' experience in a Physics or Electrical Engineering field

* Demonstrated experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification and transfer to manufacturing.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

* Good knowledge of ionizing radiation detection physics.

* Deep understanding of semiconductor/solid state physics and semiconductor devices physics.

* Good understanding of low noise electronics principles and digital signal processing.

* Understanding of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

* Knowledge of gaseous radiation detectors will be a plus.

* Familiarity with vacuum equipment.

* Hands on experience in laboratory equipment use and maintenance.

* Understanding of XRF spectroscopy principles will be a plus.

* Good computer skills, programming experience will be a plus.

* Ability to work independently and as a team member.

* A passion for innovations.

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