Engineer for the CMS Detector Safety & Control System Project

Recruiter
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Oct 2022
Closes
23 Jan 2023

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization 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. Find out more on http://home.cern.

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Job Description

You are a Electrical/Control Engineer with a background and interest in PLC Hardware and programming. You have experience with commercial automation system hardware. You will join a small team of engineers, physicists and technicians to work on the CMS detector safety (DSS) and control (DCS) systems.

We are looking for a candidate that in particular:

  • will play a key role in developing a common hardware framework in the  project that unifies the safety and control systems for all future CMS "cold" detectors (Tracker, High-Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL), MIP-Timing Detector (MTD) and Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL)) for the Phase-2 LHC Upgrade;
  • This hardware, based on commercial PLCs, will require selection, procurement, testing, software development and integration into the global CMS DSS/DCS. This development will be used also for the assembly phases of the cold detectors, beginning with ECAL and continuing with the Tracker, HGCAL and then MTD. The work will require rationalization of existing hardware as well as implementation of new devices. All systems must be implemented according to the CMS and CERN standard safety rules and the CERN JCOP guidelines;
  • participate to ECAL DCS maintenance and on-call operations and will lead ECAL Phase-2 developments in the context described above. 

Qualifications

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Master’s degree and between 2 and 6 years’ experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in Electronic Engineering or Applied Physics or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Skills and/or knowledge:

Proven experience in:

  • PLC Hardware and programming;
  • Experience with commercial automation system hardware;
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical norms and rules;
  • Software knowledge and experience in Siemens automatization software (esp. WinCC-OA);
  • CERN-related PLC based automatization knowledge as well as JCOP implementation would be an asset.

Additional Information

What we offer:

  • An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 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.

How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.

The earliest expected start date for selected candidates is May 2023.

Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at  midnight (12.00 AM CEST). 

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