Detector/Electronics technician

Context & Job description

The Detector & Electronics Group in the Instrumentation Services and Development Division provides development and support capabilities in the fields of X-ray detectors and control electronics required for experimental stations and the accelerator complex.

In a team of 20 engineers and technicians, you participate to the production, operation, maintenance, and development of X-ray detectors for synchrotron radiation beams. You will be technically supervised by the engineers of the group and will interact strongly with other staff from different technical teams such as mechanics and software, as well as technical and scientific staff at the beamlines.

Your missions will be the following:

  • Design, build or modify X-ray detectors including the electronics layout, wiring circuit board and interface and integrate them in a mechanical housing
  • Perform repairs on simple and complex X-ray detectors
  • Carry out electronics and physics characterization of sensors
  • Test and evaluate different kinds of X-ray detectors
  • Participate in the development of X-ray detectors
  • Produce and provide support for “standard detectors" currently in use at the ESRF.

Expected profile

  • You should hold a Technical/Academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent diploma worth at least 120 ECTS) in electronics
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as analogue electronics technician
  • Very good knowledge of CAO tools for design electronic equipments
  • Good understanding of high speed analogue designs
  • Familiarity with EMC and ESD lab
  • Well-organized and methodical approach to the work
  • Aptitude for team work and Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary staff and facility users
  • Proficiency in English (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

Permanent contract.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

What we offer:

  1. Be inspired by our innovative research institute, with an international workforce from 38 different countries
  2. Collaborate with global experts on real-world science
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble

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The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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