Trace Life Sciences (formerly Trace Radiochemicals, www.traceradiochemical.com) has a position
available for a RF engineer with our LINAC operations staff. We operate the only commercial
linear accelerator used for the production of medical radioisotopes.
Electrical Engineer/Senior Technician
LINAC RF, Pulsed Power, High Voltage, and Amplifier Systems
Be the primary person responsible for day-to-day operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and
repair, design, design upgrades, and other tasks involved with high powered RF modulators and
amplifiers (klystron, vacuum tube, solid state), pulsed power amplifiers and modulators, high
voltage power supplies, high current DC power supplies, and other electrical and electronic
equipment associated with the Trace Life Sciences linear accelerator. Assist operations staff
with accelerator turn-on and lineups. Occasionally be available after hours and weekends for
assistance with equipment problems. Assist with repairs and upgrades to beamline components
(will require radiation worker training). Candidate must be able to work as part of a
multidisciplinary team and also capable of working alone with minimal or no supervision on the
types of equipment specified above. Required computer skills include knowledge of standard PC
operating systems, word processors, spreadsheets, graphing, etc. Proficiency in CAD or
drawing software highly desirable.
This position requires electrical and electronic troubleshooting skills down to the component
level and the ability to identify and solve complex problems related to the accelerator
equipment and beam operations.
This position requires exposure to ionizing radiation associated with the accelerator and
target transfer systems in accordance with state and federal guidelines for radiation
BSEE or a two-year electronics technology certificate with 5 years of applicable experience,
preferably with ion beam accelerators.