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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 261286-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Client-Based Research Services

Job Summary:

The Ion Beam Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist operates and monitors a NEC 1.7 MV tandem accelerator with two ion sources and three beamlines, and conducts routine maintenance and safely procedures. The role involves close interaction with Engineering faculty and staff as well as the Radiation Safety Office. Communication, teamwork and strict compliance to all state/federal/local procedures and regulations are critical in this Department of Energy Nuclear Science User Facility.


1. Startup and shutdown operations of the accelerator on site. This requires intimate knowledge of the current operating parameters, manufacturing requirements, safety regulations and equipment setup
2. Monitor routine accelerator parameters requiring constant monitoring of the performance of the accelerator throughout each irradiation run
3. Respond to out-of-tolerance situations
4. Prepare and setup sample stages for irradiation runs and perform mechanical setup of the samples prior to bombardment
5. Document all irradiation runs in appropriate reports
6. Must stay current on training in chemical safety and radiation exposure awareness
7. Perform routine scheduled maintenance on the accelerator
8. Ensure compliance with all radiation safety procedures related to accelerator operations, including but not limited to, monitoring, dosimetry, radiation area access control.
9. May perform diagnosis and/or repair of the following: Electronic equipment, electro-pneumatic systems, high vacuum systems, deionized chilled water systems, high voltage and high power RF systems
10. May perform LabView code maintenance and development

Responsibilities: Instrumentation Technologist II (RE051)
Instrumentation Technologist I (RE004)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


Qualifications required:

At least 1 year experience working in an accelerator environment required.
Knowledge of mechanical functions, soldering, assembly and troubleshooting required.
Ability to read simple electrical schematic drawings required.

Qualifications preferred:

Specialized training in an electronics or mechanical related field preferred.
Experience working with vacuum systems preferred.
Experience with assembly/CAD drawings and/or nuclear particle accelerators preferred.
Working knowledge of LabView programming preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on "apply now" to begin the application process. Please upload your CV and cover letter as a single pdf.


Dina Christenson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Instrumentation Technologist I(RE004) or Instrumentation Tech II(RE051)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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