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Physicist / Hardware Development Engineer

Company: Varian Medical Systems
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Physicist / Hardware Development Engineer Together, we can beat cancer.At Varian, we bring together the world's best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions. If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you.We are looking for an experienced applied physicist with HW Engineering background to join the radiation physics team within Product Engineering with focus on Beam Generation and Monitoring (BGM). The candidate should have demonstrated knowledge in microwave and accelerator physics, vacuum technology, high-power klystron amplifiers, pulsed high-power supplies, pulsed beam generation components used in radiation therapy applications and general understanding of medical linear accelerator operation principles. The successful candidate needs to be able to independently design and build test plans, debug and execute tests to monitor the long-term performance of the RF system components, and perform experimental data collection and analysis. The candidate should have excellent team-work and oral/written communication skills and ability to manage project timelines and supplier collaborations in a fast-paced environment. What you will do:

  • Laboratory work to design test beds to test, monitor and characterize the performance of high-power RF system components, and lead electro-magnetic interference (EMI) noise investigation and reduction efforts
  • Hands-on radiation physics experimental work on prototype systems (radiation training will be provided), EMI measurements, RF system data collection and troubleshooting, accelerated life testing data monitoring and trending
  • Solve a variety of design problems working cross-functionally and with external vendors, including root cause analyses to understand failure mechanisms
  • Manage installation and calibration of new/prototype RF components
  • Investigate and document issues related to BGM subsystem
  • Perform design reviews of technical problems within a cross-functional team
  • Create documentation for BGM subsystem performance and stability, failure events and proposed solutions, reliability testing
  • Perform and document informal and formal verification and validation tests for the BGM subsystem
  • Work cross-functionally with Manufacturing and Field Service engineers, Product Management and Reliability engineering
  • Support IEC testing and other medical linear accelerator safety regulatory tasks; Adheres to all regulatory requirements and company policies, procedures, and training manuals
  • The role may include customer support of applications/products using remote computer diagnostic and/or client-site visits What you will have:
    • Degree in Physics, Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering (Bachelor's with -5 years of related experience/Master's with 3 years of related experience)
    • Proficient with electronic test equipment and RF principles
    • Experience with high-power pulsed beam components, electronics, and vacuum technology
    • Experience with National Instruments components -and LabView coding for data acquisition; python (or equivalent) coding -experience
    • Hands-on laboratory skills, component and subsystem troubleshooting experience
    • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and have the ability to work independently (or with minimal supervision)
    • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, great oral/written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with experts in multiple disciplines
    • Passion for creating robust and reliable products in a fast-paced work environment Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.#TogetherWeFightPrivacy Statement Imagine a world without fear of cancer. -We do, every day. Varian Medical Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of -medical devices and software for treating -and managing cancer. For more than 70 -years, we have developed, built, and delivered -innovative cancer care technologies and -solutions for our clinical partners around the -globe to help them treat millions of patients -each year. - Taking an Intelligent Cancer Care -approach, we are harnessing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine -learning, and data analytics to advance -cancer treatment and expand access to -care to help patients become survivors. When you join Varian, you become part of -a global network of innovative and -inspired minds working together across -the globe. We keep the patient -and our clinical partners at the center of -our thinking as we power new victories in -cancer care. Because for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight.

Keywords: Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto , Physicist / Hardware Development Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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