[Neutron] Group Leader - Electrical Engineering at ESS

Charlotta Olsson Charlotta.Olsson at esss.se
Mon Aug 29 13:29:51 CEST 2011

Group Leader - Electrical Engineering
The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a "Group Leader - Electrical Engineering".

Description of position/department
The Electrical Engineering group will be part of the Instrument Support Division under the Science Directorate. The Instrument Support Division provides the technological tools required for the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at the ESS. The groups in the Instrument Support Division will undertake development work to ensure that the instruments are equipped to perform world-leading science, in a close dialogue with the instrument scientists. 

Description of main responsibilities
The successful candidate will establish and lead the Electrical Engineering group at the ESS. The Electrical Engineering group will be responsible for the design and maintenance of highly integrated systems such as motion control, safety interlock, but also for general automation, including electronic and robotic systems, and cabling of all the neutron instruments, which are currently being designed at ESS. The immediate focus will be on liaising with external groups as well as the instruments scientists to define standards and to establish instrument motion control systems. 

Academic qualification: 
PhD in engineering or physics.
Essential experience:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of highly integrated systems, with a strong element of standardization.
Desirable experience:
Management of a team of engineers and electrical technicians, project management incl. budgeting and reporting.
Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.
Duration & Location
The position is a permanent position. The Electrical Engineering group will be based at the ESS in Lund.  

Start date
To be discussed but as soon as reasonably possible.

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by entering hxxp://www.ess-scandinavia.eu/open-positions It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contacts details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. The deadline for applications is 1 December, 2011. 

For further information please contact Deputy Director for Science, Dr Dimitri Argyriou, dimitri.argyriou[at]esss.se or the Head of the Instrumentation Support Division, Dr Oliver Kirstein, oliver.kirstein[at]esss.se.

The European Spallation Source ESS AB will design, build and operate a multi-disciplinary, large-scale research infrastructure based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. ESS will provide scientists with unique and powerful neutron scattering instruments for the study of a large range of materials – from polymers and pharmaceuticals to membranes and molecules. The ESS project is partnered by 17 European countries, and hosted by Sweden and Denmark. The ESS will be built in Lund, Sweden, by a collaboration of European scientists and engineers. ESS is planned to produce the first neutrons by 2019. When the facility is in full operation 2025, ESS has around 450 employees.

ESS aim to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of ability and the requirements of the job, and that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Charlotta Olsson
HR Administrator

European Spallation Source ESS AB
P.O Box 176, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Mobile: +46 767 72 67 07
Phone: +46 46 222 67 07
E-mail: charlotta.olsson at esss.se

www . esss . se

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