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ECE Engineer in Research Associate

Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care - that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this outstanding institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good. Our Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department staff mission statement is here

EECS/ECE seeks a highly motivated, organized, and proactive professional to perform electronics engineering tasks for several large government funded research projects. The selected applicant will perform routine work in assembly, testing, calibration, and repair of electrical or electronic tools, using printed circuit boards, passive and active soldered components, and other laboratory equipment.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering's vision is to be the world's preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University's comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan-with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment-can be found at: .

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
--- Generous time off, including vacation time, sick time, holiday and season days
--- Retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
--- Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
--- Life insurance
--- Long-term disability coverage


70%: Assembly, testing, and calibration; Perform wire bonding and ball bonding on ASICs, probes, and other micro-sized devices to be used for research and development; Soldering and solder-reflow of custom parts and SMDs to PCBs and custom prototype boards; Hand assembly of miniature electronic or optoelectronic systems using microscopes, micro-forceps, and vacuum tool applicators; Conduct calibration and reliability testing of the electrical and/or optical properties of miniature assemblies

20%: Engineering solutions to increase yield and throughput; Longevity testing and failure analysis; Automation to enhance throughput

10%: Data and inventory management; documentation of electrical test results and data management; inventory control

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree in applicable field; 2 years experience in Nano assembly; Proficiency in Python, LabVIEW, Excel/Google sheets, 3D CAD Software; Basic knowledge of Java, C, C++, PCB Design Software

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in EECS; hands-on experience with small electrical components; proficiency of assembly of parts under a microscope; Two (2) plus years of experience in soldering fine pitch SMT and through hole PCB Assemblies. Ability to enter data into Excel or database program. Experience with industry standards such as IPC-A-610 or J-STD-001. Detail oriented with excellent documentation practices.

Additional Information

This is a one year term-limited appointment with possibility of renewal for one additional year if funding is extended. At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

ECE Engineer in Research Associate

Job Title

Engineer in Research Associate

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

College Engineering


COE EECS - ECE Division

Posting Begin/End Date

11/01/2021 - 11/23/2021


$37,000.00 - $42,000.00

Career Interest

Engineering & Architecture

Keywords: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , ECE Engineer in Research Associate, Engineering , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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