[robotics-worldwide] Systems Integration Engineer at COINS (UC Berkeley)

Willi Mickelson wmickelson at berkeley.edu
Tue Sep 21 10:50:46 PDT 2010

COINS is a nanoscale science and engineering center (NSEC) engaged in 
fundamental and applied research directed towards implementation of 
mobile and self-powering sensors for environmental monitoring. COINS is 
looking for a highly motivated engineer to lead the Center's effort to 
integrate chemical sensors and energy scavenging devices with our 
crawling robot. For more information, please see the job description below.

If you are interested in learning more about this, please send an email 
with your CV to:

Willi Mickelson, COINS Executive Director
wmickelson at berkeley.edu



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Systems Integration Engineer at COINS (UC Berkeley NSEC)
Systems Integration Engineer #11207

  Departmental Overview
  The Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI) serves 
as the institutional home for Berkeley’s efforts in this 
interdisciplinary field of research, bringing together over 100 faculty 
from 12 departments within the Colleges of Chemistry, Engineering, 
Letters and Sciences, and the Goldman School of Public Policy, with 
colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and external 
industrial and government partners.

  BNNI is home to the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems 
(COINS), a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) funded by a 
~$12M cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.  The 
Systems Integration Engineer, a hands-on position, is responsible for 
developing and implementing the roadmap for the successful development 
of COINS technology into fully integrated systems for specific 
  The Systems Integration Engineer (SIE) will work with the COINS 
Executive Committee to develop a strategic plan for the system 
integration activities of COINS, with appropriate target specifications 
and multi-year milestones; perform technology gap analysis; and 
benchmark COINS technology against state-of-the-art technologies, 
including quantitative and qualitative outcomes.  In conjunction with 
the Executive Committee, s/he will develop detailed specifications for 
each of the component technologies and the integrated system for 
specific applications.

  The SIE will plan, organize, and perform the work with COINS faculty, 
postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to combine the technology 
components into functioning system(s), including designing and 
assembling hardware and writing firmware/software.  This will include 
efforts, both independent and with the COINS Executive Director, to 
facilitate the appropriate interconnections among the different thrust 
areas of the Center by interacting with participants and collaborators 
at UCB and at other participating institutions (Stanford University, the 
California Institute of Technology, and UC Merced).
  Required Qualifications

  • PhD in electrical engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced knowledge associated with the planning, development, and 
construction of engineering systems.
  • In-depth familiarity with systems engineering and systems 
integration.  Advanced knowledge of specialized design work as well as 
the overall field
  • Industrial experience in systems integration, preferably in the 
field of wireless communication, circuit design, and/or sensors. 
Experience in the field of nanotechnology is highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience designing and building complex circuits and 
wireless communication hardware.
  • Experience writing software and firmware.
  • Experience in research and development in both academic and 
industrial settings.
  • Strong creativity and problem solving abilities to apply principles, 
practices and procedures within discipline to complete difficult 
  • Strong project management skills needed to assume responsibility for 
accomplishment of research objectives.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey 
complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner; readily assess 
complex challenges and barriers and recommend effective resolutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others.

  Salary & Benefits
  	Salary Range: $80,100 (minimum) - $112,200 (maximum);

  For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the 
University visit:

  Other Information
  	Position currently funded through 8/31/2014.  Possibility of 
extension contingent upon additional funding.
  Equal Employment Opportunity
  	The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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William Mickelson, PhD

Executive Director, Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

Tel. 510-642-8358

Fax. 510-642-9879


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