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Open Position Junior Electronics Engineer

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Who we are

The Engineering department of IFAE is a multidisciplinary team with the mission to make the scientists’ projects a reality. We are in charge of the design and development of the mechanics, electronics and software for the instrumentation required for each project. IFAE-BIST is the Institute for High Energy Physics (Institut de Física d’Altes Energies) inside the Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology. At IFAE we conduct experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics, namely in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Applied medical Physics. We are involved in the ATLAS project at the LHC at CERN, the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, the MAGIC telescopes and the CTA - LST in La Palma, the Dark Energy Survey project in Chile, the ESA Euclid satellite, and the VIRGO Gravitational Waves experiment, among others. We also work at the cutting edge of detector technology developing pixel detectors for High Energy Physics, telescope cameras, and detectors for medical imaging and other scientific and industrial fields.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a junior electronics engineer to help in the development of the slow control and signal conditioning of a SiPM camera for CTA. We are looking for a resolutive person with basic knowledge on designing PCBs, and designing analog and digital circuits under the supervision of an IFAE senior engineer. The candidate should be organised and creative so he can find ways to test the electronics generated in terms of function and quality control.

What will be your role

As a Junior Electronics Engineer you will be part of the pool of Electronics engineers of IFAE inside the technical division of IFAE. You will work in a semi autonomous way under the supervision and guidance of a senior engineer and the head of the department.

Your role main tasks will be:

  • Design a PCB for the signal conditioning of a SiPm
  • Test the circuits designed as well as the PCB correct functionality
  • Design, build and use a setup for the test of the electronics developed as well as the calibration of the SiPMs at the IFAE electronics/optics laboratory
  • Report to the supervisor and the head of the electronics department and
  • Report progress to the Principal investigator of the project and the group

What we offer:

1 position.
Full time (40h/week). There will be a trial period of 6 months. Flexible schedule. Work with very interesting science experimental projects (scientific instrumentation, detectors, satellites systems, telescope systems, small experiments). Travelling to singular scientific infrastructures. Opportunity to gain engineering experience learning first-hand. Personal growth, innovation, and learning every day.

Salary will be in the range of 24K€, and can be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The selection process: Applications should be submitted to and they should include a cover letter and CV. Sending CVs to the above address implies consent to the legal warning at the bottom of IFAE’s Home Page.

The application deadline is March 4th.

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. You may contact Carles Puigdengoles ( ) or Otger Ballester ( ) for any questions related to this job opening.