Research Engineer Job at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Florida State University
  • Tallahassee, FL

Job Description

Job Title: Research Engineer

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job ID: 57251

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory


Responsibilities for this position include managing and supervising the operation of the NHMFL's liquid helium and nitrogen supply, recovery, and purification systems for highly sophisticated magnet systems. Coordinates and manages the operation of the LHe liquefiers and the cryogenic operation of the NHMFL’s hybrid magnets. Maintain control of the cryogenic systems while users are running the hybrid magnets and ensure that the users are using safe methods of conducting research. Coordinates with internal and external users to schedule supplies of cryogens. Manage the maintenance and testing of hybrid magnet systems to ensure that they operate as efficiently and reliably as possible and with minimal unplanned downtime and research activities of users. Assists NHMFL facility engineers, scientists and managers in the evaluation, design and implementation of modifications and upgrades to the cryogenic systems. This position is a key player in the development of new programs for supplying cryogenic liquids, recovering gas and accounting for utilization by various users. Develops and implements operating and safety policies and procedures for cryogenic systems and equipment and gas recovery and purification systems subject to review by the NHMFL Design Review Committee. These systems produce the liquid helium that provides cooling for all the NHMFL's superconducting magnets, including the 45T hybrid magnet and the highest field MRI research in the world. Interprets and ensures compliance with federal and state laws concerning occupational health and safety related to assigned duties. Develops and implements testing procedures for these systems to ensure their proper operation and performance and monitors these tests over time to track system changes or degradation. Develops and directs programs for supplying cryogenic liquids, recovering gas, and accounting for utilization by various users. With the facilities engineering staff develops preventative maintenance programs and procedures for area of assigned responsibility. Trains new operators while developing the skills of existing operators.


Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to six years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
  • Must have commitment to serving facility user needs in a customer and safety-oriented research environment.
  • Experience with cryogenic systems.
  • Experience in project planning and implementation of a proactive maintenance program.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret and ensure compliance with federal and state laws concerning occupational health and safety.
  • Experience supervising employees.
Contact Info

Ms. Bettina Roberson

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Florida State University

1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. Considerations

This is an A&P position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check .

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Part time,

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