[Neutron] Job offer JCNS: Head of Division, Instrument Technology, with a PhD in Physics / Electrical Engineering

Daegener, Barbara b.daegener at fz-juelich.de
Wed Apr 19 14:41:23 CEST 2017

Head of Division, Instrument Technology, with a PhD in Physics / Electrical Engineering (m/f)

Recruiting Institute: JCNS- Juelich Centre for Neutron Science

Ref. No: 2017-044

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Sciences (JCNS) at Forschungszentrum Juelich operates state-of-the-art neutron instruments at leading neutron centres worldwide. These instruments must undergo continual improvements in line with cutting-edge standards to ensure they are ready and capable of meeting the exacting demands of future neutron research. Furthermore, with the European Spallation Source (ESS) an important new neutron source will soon go into operation. Together with its European partners, JCNS is building a total of four neutron scattering instruments there. The department of Instrument Technology at JCNS encompasses many kinds of technical expertise, starting from the design of the mechanical structure of the instruments, including the entire control and automation technology through to the development of a user-friendly graphic interface for ease of operation.

As head of the department, we are looking for a Physicist (m/f) or Electrical Engineer (m/f) with a PhD, able to demonstrate expertise in the areas of mechanical construction, control and automation technology, as well as programming skills. Substantial experience in the construction and operation of neutron scattering instruments would be of great advantage.

We are currently seeking to recruit at the earliest possible date a

Head of Division, Instrument Technology, with a PhD in Physics / Electrical Engineering (m/f)

Job description

·         You will be responsible for managing the department

·         You will be required to coordinate projects with the Central Institute of Engineering at Forschungszentrum Jülich and with the operators of neutron sources

·         You will be expected to develop future-proof solutions for the control and automation of both new instruments and those already in operation

·         You will work in close cooperation with the instrument scientists to ensure the constant improvement of the performance of the instruments in terms of neutron optics, mechanical and instrument control

·         You will identify and employ synergy gathered from the operation of the instruments and apply this to the design and construction of new instruments

Your Profile

·         You have completed a university degree followed by a PhD in physics or electrical engineering with a research focus on control and automation

·         You have a sound knowledge of mechanical construction

·         You have several years of experience in the operation and construction of neutron scattering instruments

·         You have strong leadership qualities and experience in managing demanding international projects

·         You possess very good German and English language skills

·         You are a good team player and have the ability to inspire others

·         You are prepared to make frequent business trips within Germany, Europe and the United States

What we offer

·         Challenging work in a fascinating research area with a high degree of responsibility involved

·         The excellent technical infrastructure of a large research centre

·         Wide-ranging possibilities for further training and development

·         An international, interdisciplinary workplace on an attractive research campus, located in the Cologne-Düsseldorf-Aachen triangle

·         Initial employment contract for a fixed term of 3 years with possible long-term perspectives

·         The option of working flexible hours in an "almost full-time" position, according to your individual circumstances

·         Salary and social security benefits in line with the provisions of the collective agreements of the German civil service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Juelich is interested in employing more women in this area; applications from women are therefore particularly welcome.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system up until 30.04.2017 using the reference number 2017-044.

The link for the online recruitment system can be found on the following webpage:

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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