27. January 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Engineers - Beam Diagnostics
Engineers - Beam Diagnostics
27. January 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Engineers - Beam Diagnostics
Engineers - Beam Diagnostics
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden


The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for seven Engineers in Beam Diagnostics.

Description of Institution

The Accelerator Division is responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the ESS accelerator. The pulsed superconducting linac, to be built in Lund, will produce a 5MW average power proton beam, driving the world’s most powerful neutron source. The Beam Diagnostics Group works alongside the other groups in the Accelerator Division, and is responsible for all the beam diagnostics systems in the ESS accelerator.

Job description

What ESS can offer

  • Opportunity to work in an international and vibrant environment.
  • A unique opportunity to be involved from an early stage, in the development of a world-leading center for materials research.
  • Possibility for personal development.
  • Relocation assistance, including family support and Swedish language course, is offered.

Duration & Location
Open ended contract, with six months initial probationary period, or an initial two years contract with possibility of conversion to open ended contract, depending on qualifications and area of expertise of the candidate.
Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Description of main responsibilities
The candidates will work on the implementation of one or more diagnostics system. The seven positions will be divided approximately as follows:

  • 1 position focused on Analog Electronics
  • 1 position focused on Digital Electronics/FPGA programming
  • 1 position focused on Electronics & Board Design
  • 1 position focused on Detector Design & EM Simulations
  • 1 position focused on Detector Design and Motion Control
  • 1 position focused on Mechanical Design & Fabrication • 1 position focused on Front-end Software

Some adjustments to the specific focus of each position can be made based on the profile of the successful candidate.

Requested Profile

MSc or equivalent in physics, electrical engineering or a related field with a good understanding of particle accelerators and significant experience in beam diagnostics. In particular, we are looking for candidates with significant experience in the following areas:

Particle detector design, electromagnetic simulations, motion control and precision mechanics, challenging environments like UHV and ionizing radiation, analog/digital electronics and PCB design, RF and microwave devices, signal processing and data analysis, FPGA programming, front-end software development (C/C++).

In addition, experience in the following areas would be beneficial:
Optical system design, imaging and image processing, electro-optics, fiber optics, radiation hard electronics and components, control systems and feedback, electromagnetic compatibility, thermo-mechanical analysis, accelerator operation, international collaborations.

Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

You as a person
We truly believe that to enjoy and perform at ESS, you consider these following competences as a significant part of your character:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a group.
  • Communication skills – compile and structure information and communicate it in reports or seminars
  • Organisational skills – demonstrated ability to plan and organize your work to meet cost, schedule and performance requirements

Andreas Jansson

How to Apply

Application & Contact

Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Group leader Beam Instrumentation, . For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

16. June 2014
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