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LIGO Research Engineering Technician

Apr 12, 2019

Research Engineering Technician at Caltech

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled Research Engineering Technician to join its team. LIGO is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics, jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The current generation of advanced interferometers came on line in 2015 and shortly afterwards LIGO launched the field of gravitational wave astronomy with the first observation of the birth of a black hole; this achievement led to the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to its founders. LIGO consists of two widely separated (3,002 km), 4 kilometer-long interferometers operating as a single, phased detector. One (LIGO Hanford Observatory) is located north of Richland, Washington and the other (LIGO Livingston Observatory) is in Livingston, Louisiana. In addition to work at the observatories, the LIGO Laboratory maintains staff at the Caltech and MIT campuses supporting LIGO operations, sustaining engineering and R&D. For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at http: \\ .”

The Research Engineering Technician will primarily provide support to engineers and scientists working at our Caltech, Pasadena laboratories, where he/she would work under supervision, with others and, after appropriate training, on their own. The work will involve use of custom and standard lab electronics; custom and commercial opto-mechanical assemblies; vacuum systems; precision cleaning processes and cleanroom assembly.

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