Technician in Electronics

Job Details

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.

As a technician of the Radio Frequency (RF) Group you will work on the 352 MHz RF system composed of high power RF amplifiers that feed the accelerating cavities of the booster injector and the EBS storage ring of the ESRF accelerator complex. You will contribute to the maintenance and upgrade of the system, including the design and implementation of new low level RF, analogue and digital electronics boards. You will also actively participate in the implementation of new high power transistor amplifiers and in the development of a 1.41 GHz harmonic RF system to further improve the EBS performance.

Your duties will include:

  • Design and implementation of analogue and digital boards, including their assembly in racks;
  • Implementation of programmable circuits;
  • Follow up and maintenance tasks;
  • Writing the documentation of your work;
  • Participation in the operation of the RF system and RF standby;
  • Vocational secondary education in electronics (BTS, DUT, Techniker, or equivalent);
  • Conversion, serial buses, microcontrollers, programmable circuits;
  • Knowledge of Python will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of radio frequency techniques will be an asset;
  • Teamwork capability and good communication skills with international scientific and technical staff are essential;
  • Ability to communicate in English (working language at the ESRF) and in French.

Permanent position. Part of your work could be carried out in shifts, following ESRF regulations.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed.

The annual gross salary may be completed by additional allowances (shift allowance, standby allowance, expatriation allowance, etc.).

Company

ESRF imageThe ESRF is a landmark for fundamental and innovation-driven research, providing scientists from all over the world with the most brilliant X-rays to unveil the structure of materials and the mechanisms of life, down to atomic resolution. Our teams contribute to addressing the complex global challenges that our society faces.

Why work for us
For more than 30 years, the ESRF has enabled major scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of living and condensed matter. With its new Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS), the ESRF is opening new vistas for X-ray science, providing a growing community of scientists with unique facilities to tackle the complex global challenges facing our society. Scientific and technical interdisciplinarity are at the core of the ESRF’s success.

Training and development
The ESRF provides a unique and vibrant setting for early-career scientists, engineers and technical staff to train and develop their scientifc and technical abilities, thus driving the transfer of expertise to other research projects, to industry and to society at large. At the ESRF, we dedicate a significant part of our yearly budget to training our staff. Our human resources policy encourages internal mobility and many of our staff members have the opportunity to change jobs during their career.

Graduate schemes
The ESRF supports many initiatives and public events aimed at sharing knowledge of science and engaging with a diverse range of audiences, including school students and young children. At the heart of this mission, the ESRF offers different educational programmes for students of all levels.

Each year, the HERCULES European school, the Joint Universities Accelerator School, and the joint International Summer Student programme that we run with the Institut Laue-Langevin, offer introductory lectures and specialized courses, practical sessions, tutorials and visits to other European research facilities.

What we are looking for
We are looking for passionate and curious people who are eager to collaborate in an eminently international open environment.

We welcome people who wish to contribute to a better understanding of the world around us and to inspire and drive progress.

We welcome people in many different disciplines (e.g. science, engineering, management) who contributes, through their diversity (gender, nationality, language, culture) and their professional skills to push the frontiers of science.


Location
Grenoble, France

Number of employees
185

Main areas of research
The ESRF has defined seven EBS Science goals, in line with UNESCO’s objectives for sustainable development and with the global challenges identifed by the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme:

  • Health innovation, overcoming diseases and pandemics
  • Materials for tomorrow’s innovative and sustainable industry
  • Clean energy transition, sustainable energy storage and clean hydrogen technologies
  • Planetary research and geoscience
  • Environmental and climatic challenges
  • Bio-based economy and food security
  • Humanity and world cultural heritage

Positions recently recruited for
Scientists, postdocs, PhD students, engineers, technicians, administration, management

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD, in various disciplines (e.g. science, engineering, management, administration)

How to apply
Apply online at esrf.gestmax.eu/search. For further information contact recruitment@esrf.fr

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +33 04 76 88 20 19
E-mail recruitment@esrf.fr
www.esrf.fr/home.html

Find Us
Website
Location
71 avenue des Martyrs
CS 40220
Grenoble
Cedex 9
38043
France

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