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Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago



The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) is the world's largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory with state-of-the-art high magnetic field facilities and a history in development and application of ultra-high field magnets and instrumentation. The NHMFL is an NSF-funded user facility that operates the world's most powerful electromagnets at Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Lab, including 45 TDC and 35.2T NMR magnets, among others. The DC Field Facility at the Tallahassee site is h ome to 14 magnets and offers researchers the unparalleled combination of the strongest, quietest magnetic fields in the world, coupled with state-of-the-art instrumentation and experimental expertise.

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  • The DC Field Facility at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) is seeking a Research Engineer with responsibly for technical contributions to the Electronics Shop's development projects, maintenance work, and operations support. The Electronics Shop is part of the DC Field Facility's multi-disciplinary Instrumentation and Operations team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of engineers, scientists, technicians, and control room operators in maintaining, operating and expanding the capabilities of our user facility with the goal to provide the highest and highest quality magnetic fields to the (inter)national user community. In particular, the instrumentation team of our user facility maintains and operates several high-field, world-record resistive, superconducting and hybrid magnet systems, along with four 14-megawatt DC power supplies, an industrial scale cooling water system and cryogenics plant with high reliability and operational uptime. The Electronics Shop is highly involved in the design, maintenance and operation of magnet power supplies, magnet protection systems, custom-electronics circuits and systems for experimental setups, among others.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the assembly, the testing, the installation and contributions to the development of dedicated electronics and circuitry for power systems, equipment control and monitoring, magnet protection systems, and similar. Extensive maintenance and upgrades of existing hardware, troubleshooting of in-house as well as externally developed equipment. Work with project team on the maintenance and operations support of magnet power supplies, magnet protection systems, custom-electronics circuits, and systems for experimental setups. Build specialized instrumentation for laboratory as well as industrial environments. Take part in extensive training for electrical worker qualifications, maintain such qualifications, train in industry safety practices and standards.


Bachelor's degree and two years' experience or a combination of post high school education and experience.

Candidates should have a background in one of the following: electrical engineering, physics, electrical power technology, or similar disciplines.

Candidates must have significant hands-on technical experience, preferably related to electronics assembly, repair and troubleshooting.

Candidates must work on high power equipment and adhere to industry safety practices and standards.


Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with two years of experience, or a Master's degree. Other combinations of education/experience will also be considered. Experience in electrical circuit design is desired but not required.

Other Information

The DC Field Facility serves a diverse group of scientific users in a rapidly expanding range of scientific applications and suite of technology and equipment. Hence, continued personal development, acquiring new skills, as well as constantly expanding and evaluating our existing systems and developing new ones are part of the facility personnel's daily work.

Contact Info

For additional information, contact:

Bettina Roberson:

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University,
1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11 .

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Applications will be reviewed and they are received.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. If you meet these criteria, you must be prepared to provide the following information to FSU upon request:
  • Every institution of higher education attended, whether or not listed on your CV or resume
  • All previous employment since your 18th birthday
  • A list of all published material
  • A list of all current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount
  • List and description of any non-university professional activities
  • Any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country
  • A complete copy of your passport
  • Your most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68063799
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Florida State University
  • Position Title: Research Engineer, NHMFL
  • Job Function: Additional Opportunities
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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