Stellarray is seeking an innovative engineer for the development of new types of X-ray sources and the incorporation of these sources into new systems for irradiation and imaging. The research engineer will work with a small team of specialists in radiation source engineering, advanced cathode fabrication and test, module assembly and systems engineering. The focus of our work is x-ray irradiators using our flat panel x-ray sources for blood transfusions, research studies, insect control and agricultural applications. We are continuing R & D using our other x-ray source platforms for portable CT/tomography systems in medical applications, phase contrast imaging and micro-focus sources for analytical systems. Voltages on our X-ray sources range from 10 – 350 kV, with input power from 5 W– 10 kW. We have pending work in advanced UV and EUV systems to which the research engineer may contribute.
- Development of fabrication and testing processes for new x-ray sources (glass, ceramic, metal, vacuum sealing and emitter integration)
- Integrate high voltage ( >20 kV) power systems with new x-ray sources for functional modules
- Design, build, test and integrate electronic controls for digital x-ray sources and imaging systems
- Design, build, test and integrate irradiator products
- Contribute to development of micro-devices and circuits
- Electrostatic, thermal and mechanical modeling of high voltage vacuum devices
- Management of structured engineering studies
- Development and supervisory maintenance of vacuum system tools
- An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Optics or related field
- A record of successful development of innovative devices (x-ray-related devices but also including MEMS, vacuum microwave devices, flat panel displays, etc) that have reached market
- Experience with the development or application of field emission cold cathodes
- Experience with high voltage power supplies and systems
- Experience with modeling and design tools such as COMSOL and Solidworks
- Familiarity with microfabrication processes, vacuum systems and pumps and sealing processes
- Familiarity with verification and validation protocols under ISO quality regimes
- Training in laboratory and radiation safety
- Familiarity with intellectual property rules and strategies
- Good oral and written communication skills.
Our 15,000 sq ft facility is located in Austin TX and includes a microfabrication clean room, prototyping benches and tools, panel and system manufacturing stations, machine shop and computer aided design tools. The job is full-time, requires some light travel (when possible), and is both hands-on and managerial. Stellarray offers a competitive salary, health insurance and upside potential with our stock option plan. Our work has been supported by the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and NASA. Stellarray products will help ensure safe blood transfusions, create new instruments for radiobiology research and extend the best of tomographic medical imaging to underserved populations around the world. Research staff will have the opportunity to transition into product groups as these devices are commercialized.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $6,000.00 - $9,000.00 per month
- Flexible Schedule
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
This is a laboratory job, so you need to show up most of the time. Report writing can be done from home, but we have separate offices too. The lab is large, so we have plenty of distancing. We've all been wearing masks and gloves since late February.
- COMSOL: 2 years (Preferred)
- X-ray sources and/or systems: 3 years (Preferred)