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Center for Detectors Lab Assistant

Hours a Week15-20HoursFlexible
Start DateASAPPost Date2/24/2017


Position Summary

TO APPLY, SEE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS IN "REQUIRED SKILLS" SECTION. Will ONLY consider third-year, or later, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The successful applicant must be a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws.

This position is for a Laboratory Assistant to facilitate one, or more, projects in the RIT Center for Detectors (CfD), by developing hardware and/or software for detectors and astrophysics instruments. There are many opportunities to work in a variety of capacities on a number of projects, including development for NASA sounding rocket and orbital instruments. The assistant will research and develop technology in collaboration with CfD personnel, RIT facilities management, and outside vendors to identify. Miscellaneous other tasks, such as cable layout and fabrication, soldering, writing software, etc. may arise during the course of work.

The Center for Detectors ( designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through partnership with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Currently, the Center has approximately a dozen funded projects funded by a range of sponsors, including NASA and NSF. The detectors that are being developed in the Center cover an immense range of diverse applications, including astrophysics, biomedical imaging, Earth system science, and inter-planetary space travel.

Essential Functions

Completing lab tasks on schedule, soldering circuits, designing cables, writing software, ordering lab components, mailing packages.

Skills Required

High level of personal responsibility. Excellent mastery of Microsoft Word, excel and PowerPoint. Superb email etiquette. Excellent verbal communication skills, especially on the phone. Ability to assist others. A technical background is required, preferably in any of the following areas: VHDL/Verilog, C/C++, and IDL programming. Experience with PCB schematic capture and layout, and proficient circuit analysis skills would be strongly preferred. Must be proficient in using standard electronic lab equipment: oscilloscope, function generator, multimeter, spectrum analyzer, etc.


To apply, send an email to and use "CfD Lab Assistant" in the subject line with the following attached: a resume, unofficial transcripts, and three names of professional references.
Also, Please include in the email confirmation that you are a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws.

To Apply Contact:Don Figer
PhoneNot AvailableTTYNot Available
Emailadmin@cfd.rit.eduDepartmentCenter for Detectors
Job Number670522

Video Production Assistant

Wage$9.75DaysMon - Fri
Hours a Week20HoursFlexible(No Weekends)
Start DateASAPPost Date1/16/2017


Position Summary

Assist with shooting and editing video productions in the studio or at remote sites.

Essential Functions

Set up, operate and shoot using remote audio and video equipment. Tasks may include grip, audio, lighting, camera operator, as well as transporting gear and a mobile video cart around campus. Other tasks may include post-production work: editing, compressing, captioning and preparing videos for delivery in multiple mediums.

Non-Essential Function

Work with faculty to produce course material. Potentially provide live support for faculty events. Editing basic XML.

Skills Required

Professional attitude and appearance. The candidate must be HIGHLY reliable, trustworthy, motivated, a team player and willing to work the occasional odd hours.

Skills Preferred

Experience with some video and audio production equipment. Equipment specific training will be provided.

To Apply Contact:Graham Anthony
PhoneNot AvailableTTYNot Available
Emailgaatls@rit.eduDepartmentAcademic Technology - Teaching and Learning Services
Job Number733506