[Neutron] Job opportunity at European Spallation Source as Detector Electronics Engineer/ Expert

Karin Vandenborre karin.vandenborre at ess.eu
Thu May 6 15:06:34 CEST 2021

The European Spallation Source, ESS, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to design, construct and operate the world’s most powerful neutron source. We seek ambitious, talented people in different fields who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe.

ESS can offer a variety of things, such as passionate and international colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging, exciting and high paced work environment. We value and need expertise, innovative minds and great ways of leading and interacting with people from all over the world.

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ESS is now looking for a Detector Electronics Expert for the NSS Project Division, organised within the Technical Directorate. The NSS Project Division provides the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at the ESS. Specifically, Detector Group is working with partners worldwide to provide novel neutron detectors, meeting challenging requirements with diverse technologies, many adopted from other disciplines.

Job description
The successful candidate will be an experienced Detector Electronics Expert participating in the outsourcing, building and integration of the electronics for the neutron detectors for instruments to be deployed at the ESS. The candidate will offer expertise to other Detector Electronics Engineers, the detector build team, and will work closely with the Detector Scientists , Mechanical Engineers and Technicians The main working space is the detector facility (Utgård, Lund), and there will be specific jobs which will need to be done at the mechanical workshop (EMBLA, Lund) or at our Source Facility (SF, at Lund University). Utgård is a workshop space equipped to the highest standards to be utilized for building the ultimate neutron detector technologies. You will also be required to visit other collaborating partners, neutron centers, as necessary. Most of the work will comprise ensuring that the standardised electronics data acquisition is built and commissioned for the neutron detectors for ESS instruments. In addition, the provision, integration and adaptation of the front end electronics will be a core part of the role.

This is an opportunity to acquire and develop skills and be involved in the creation of a world-class facility. We are working with world leading partners to achieve something very special, to contribute to becoming a leading research facility.

We are looking for a self-motivated person, with practical experience in technical workshops and, ideally, building detector demonstrators or similar devices. In particular, we are seeking knowledge, skills and competence on the following:

  *   Masters or higher in electronics or electronic engineering or physics.
  *   Candidates should be detector electronics experts with several years of relevant work experience.
  *   Prior experience with detector front-end electronics and data acquisition for detectors is required, in particular a demonstrated ability in designing, prototyping, commissioning and/or operating such equipment.
  *   Understanding of grounding and experience with suppressing sources of electronic noise. For example experience of noise optimization of frontend amplifiers, shielding and filters
  *   Excellent programming and computing skills are a necessity.
  *   Experience of testing and qualifying ASIC at beam facilities would be an advantage.
  *   As this position will involve working closely with collaborating institutes, a willingness to travel and to be able to work effectively in a team are essential.
  *   Experience of working in an international research environment is preferred.
  *   Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

Other requirements:

  *   A precise person, attentive to detail, striving for the upmost quality, always looking to refine methods and techniques to improve the deliverable.
  *   Able to multi-task and to work to deadlines.
  *   Able to adapt to new challenges and to develop novel solutions.
  *   Proven self-motivation and initiative.
  *   Able to work unsupervised as part of a team project as the facilities are located in a separate building to the main offices.
  *   Committed to working in a safe way and complying with all safety regulations and best practice.
  *   Team player offering your technical advice when required.

As a person, you must be a good listener and creative to solve technical problems. You must be flexible in your approach to work and prepared to tackle a very wide range of tasks in order to ensure successful and timely delivery. You must be a hands-on person, strongly motivated by the desire to deliver on time and determined to ensure the delivery of the detector electronics. You must fit into our culture and share our values. We are looking for a reliable person who, understands what is required from his/her job.

Duration & Location
This is a permanent position.

Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Start date
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact
The curriculum vitae must be in English. You start your application by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions.

Please note that we only accept applications via the ESS website.

For some roles at ESS health check-ups and security clearance are required, and thus this might be applicable in the final parts of the recruitment process. The applicant is expected to be fit to perform the applicable tasks of this recruitment.

The deadline for applications is 23rd of May 2021.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.

For further information regarding the position, please contact the Recruiting Manager, Zivile Kraujalyte, zivile.kraujalyte at ess.eu.

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruitment officer Karin Vanderborre, karin.vandenborre at ess.eu.

For trade union information please contact Unionen / Conny Wendt at +46 46 888 34 63 or SACO / Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers/ Riccardo Bevilacqua at +46 46 888 32 28.

We look forward to receiving your application!



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