Detector Electronics Technician

Lund, Sweden
22 Sep 2022
07 Oct 2022

The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) invites applications for a Detector Electronics Technician position at the ESS headquarters in Lund, Sweden.

Come and build the future of Science with us!

About the group

The Detector Group is part of the Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) Project Division under the Machine Directorate. Our Division provides the design, construction and operation of the neutron instruments at the ESS. The Detector Group routinely collaborates with partners worldwide to provide novel neutron detectors to the NSS, meeting challenging requirements with diverse technologies, many adopted from other disciplines.

About the role

This position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to make a tangible contribution to the creation of a world-class research facility. Ideally, you are an accomplished detector electronics technician, with experience in the construction, commissioning, testing, installation, integration and operation of electronics, racks, and data acquisition systems. Experience with the types of neutron detectors to be deployed at the ESS instruments is a plus. 

You will provide expertise to the detector build teams and will work closely with other members of the Detector Services Section. While the main working space will be the detector facility (Utgård), tasks will need to be performed at the Source Facility (at close by Lund University).

Utgård is a workshop equipped to the highest standards to be utilized for realizing next- generation neutron detector technologies. The Source Facility allows for prototypes to be subjected to well-controlled fields of radiation You may be required to visit collaborating partners and neutron centres worldwide, as necessary.

About you

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with demonstrable experience in building electronics for detector demonstrators (ideally for neutrons) or similar devices including practical experience in technical workshops. In particular, you possess the following knowledge, skills and competences:

  • A bachelor degree in electronics, physics, or electronic engineering with relevant work experience;
  • Experience working in an international research environment will be considered a plus;
  • Detailed knowledge of detector front-end electronics and data acquisition as well as a demonstrated record of the construction, commissioning, testing, installation, integration and operation of such equipment;
  • A strong understanding of grounding issues at accelerator facilities and experience with suppressing sources of electronic noise;
  • Very good oral and written English skills. A knowledge of other European languages would be advantageous;
  • Strong computing and programming (C++ and/or Python) skills will be considered a plus;
  • A willingness to travel.

Your profile

You are self-motivated, with the ability to work both unsupervised but also as a part of a team. You fit into our team culture and share our team values. Multitasking and reliably meeting deadlines are not an issue.

You combine your hands-on approach with your ability to listen to deliver for the team. Together with your flexibility, this allows you to quickly react to unforeseen challenges to produce novel solutions to advanced technical requests.

You comply with all safety regulations and best practices, all the while paying attention to detail, and always striving for the utmost quality and refining methods and techniques to improve the detector deliverable.


This is a temporary 3 year assignment to start as soon as possible.

Interested? We sure hope so.

If you see yourself in what we’re looking for, please provide your CV and motivation letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please be aware that we can only accept direct applications made via the ESS website.

Certain roles at ESS require health and safety checks, which may be required in the final stages of the recruitment process.

The last day for receiving application is October 7th, 2022 - so submit your application as soon as soon as you can.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please contact the hiring manager Zivile Kraujalyte, For further information regarding the position, please contact recruitment officer Kathryn Quaak

For trade union information, please contact Unionen representative Conny Wendt at or SACO/Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers representative Yngve Levinsen at

We look forward to receiving your application soon!