Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement
4 Year Degree
NIST Communications Technology Laboratory / High-speed Measurements Group anticipates the need for a Supervisory Physicist.
Develops, leads and oversees the management of the High-speed Measurements Group, that includes research in measurement science and SI traceable calibrations for internal and external customers, spanning, but not limited to high-speed waveform measurements, electro-optic sampling, on-wafer electrical measurements, analytical and numerical waveform deconvolution, high-speed signal generation, nonlinear vector network analysis, and correlated uncertainty analysis that underpins the metrological foundations for high-speed and high frequency electrical and optical waveform measurements in the classical and quantum regimes. The mission of the group involves highly complex projects and building collaborative scientific efforts within and outside of NIST. Promotes the activities of the group to management, colleagues and external stakeholders. Key stakeholders include both public and private sector stakeholders in the microelectronics electronics and electrical instrumentation industries. Provides technical direction to group staff by defining work objectives. Provides managerial direction to effectively allocate funding, staffing and other resources for the group. Operates independently under general policy guidance and work products are considered well researched, appropriate and technically accurate.
The position is classified Permanent.
U.S Citizenship is required.
Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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A. Degree: Physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
B. Combination of Education and Experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must meet the following Specialized Experience:
All applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of the specialized experience at the GS-14 level (ZP-IV at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience with the use of RF diagnostic and measurement tools such as vector network analyzers, wafer-probes, sampling oscilloscopes, real-time oscilloscopes, ultrafast (sub-picosecond) lasers, and autocorrelators.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: N/A
Internal Number: 57-2021-0240
About National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce
NIST's Communications Technology Laboratory's Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Division develops theory, metrology and standards for the technologies that drive the future of wireless communications. Our work spans on-chip measurements of the transistors that generate wireless signals, the testing of free-field signals and the antennas that send and receive them, and the characterization of the integrated circuits that receive and process signals.
Our work on fundamental radio frequency (RF) measurement is carried out by four groups: High-Speed Measurements, RF Electronics, RF Fields, and Shared Spectrum Metrology.
For decades, we have been developing new theories, new algorithms, new software, and new hardware to advance the metrological state-of-the-art for the U.S. wireless industry. We continue to invent new ways to accomplish this mission, including the world’s first robotic-arm antenna testing system, our electro-optic sampling system for on-chip metrology, our quantum field probe for antenna testing, and the new NIST Broadband Interoperability Test Bed (NBIT), among others. As our longstanding collaborations with the wireless industry identify new focus areas for our unique capabilities, this list will continue to grow.
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