Optics-Electronics Engineer

Physics, Electrical, Electronic.

About us

At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. 

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Job Description

As an Optics-Electronics Engineer, you will join the Geodetic Metrology Group within the Beams Department (BE) which provides metrology and alignment for components installed in the accelerators, their beam transfer lines and the physics experiments throughout the CERN complex.

In this position, you will contribute to the High Luminosity project (HL-LHC) within CERNs flagship experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). You will be entrusted with ensuring the optimal functioning of existing Frequency Scanning Interferometry (FSI) based optical systems and sensors. 

Specifically, you will:

  • Perform regular diagnostics, troubleshooting, and necessary repairs; 
  • Participate in the installation and commissioning of new FSI-based systems, setting up hardware, conducting initial tests and ensuring these systems are seamlessly integrated into our existing infrastructure;
  • Work on R&D projects, involving the implementation of new technologies and the design and testing of prototypes to improve measurement accuracy, efficiency, and the overall capabilities of our systems. 

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Knowledge of Electronics, Optoelectronics and Optical Engineering; 
  • Experience in the maintenance, commissioning, and development of optical and optoelectronic systems would be highly advantageous;
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Being able to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team; 
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Electronics, Optoelectronics, Optical (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organisation.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6,212 and 6,828 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.
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Job ID Number: BE-GM-HPA-2024-80-GRAP
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  • Deadline
    July 7th, 2024
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    6,212 and 6,828 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) + benefits
  • Degree required
  • Location
    Geneva (Switzerland)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Physics
Also Accepting...
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  • Microelectronics
  • Robotics
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