Employment opportunity for an Electronics Specialist at Carleton University

The experimental particle physics group at Carleton University is seeking an electronics specialist or Electronics Engineer to work in close collaboration with the experimental physicists in our group on the development, testing and repair of electronics for use with particle detectors. We seek candidates who have expertise in the design, simulation and layout of fast pulse circuitry, multilayer board specification, and ASIC+FPGA design. The candidate must have the ability to analyze and repair a wide range of existing analog electronics and test equipment that is currently in use in our laboratory. The position will also entail some supervision of the work of technical staff and students.  The particle physics group has access to state-of-the-art software for IC/ASIC simulation/design (HSPICE, Cadence), FPGA programming (Xilinx and Altera FPGA), and digital and mixed circuits design/verification (Verilog) in collaboration with the Carleton University Department of Electronics and CMC Microsystems.

The Carleton particle physics group has a large experimental program that includes experiments in Geneva (ATLAS) and Sudbury (SNOLAB). We are actively involved in detector development for experiments to be located at SNOLAB, for tracking chamber design for a new initiative known as the International Linear Collider, and detector upgrades for ATLAS. More information on our research activities can be found at:


We are interested in candidates who have a minimum of a B.Sc. or a B.Eng. or equivalent and priority will be given to applicants who have five or more years of experience in a relevant research environment. The position is based in Ottawa although travel to the experimental sites may be required. Candidates interested in this position should send a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

   Prof. Kevin Graham
   Department of Physics
   3302 Herzberg Laboratories
   Carleton University
   1125 Colonel By Drive
   Ottawa Ont, CANADA  K1S 5B6
   Email:  Kevin_Grahamatcarleton [dot] ca

   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.