Electronic Technician/Engineer

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Electronic Technician/Engineer

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the most highly ranked scientific research organizations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany) with outstations in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Grenoble Outstation has an active research program in structural and molecular biology, making particular use of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). The EMBL Grenoble also collaborates with the EMBL Hamburg outstation on the development of the EMBL@PETRA-III beamlines.
Under the responsibility of the team leader and in coordination with the members of the team, the selected candidate will participate in the development of scientific instruments. The assigned tasks will range from the development of analog and digital interfaces to the integration of motion control electronics, PLCs and industrial robots. Testing, installing and supporting new and existing instruments at our local ESRF beamlines and occasionally at the EMBL@PETRA-III beamlines in Hamburg will also be parts of the duties.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should have a university degree in electronics or an equivalent qualification. Training in electronic CAD design (Schematics, programmable logic) and PLC progamingis required. Knowledge in physics or mechanics would be appreciated.The candidate is expected to have a proven experience in electronics. Familiarity with motion control and industrial programming languages would be a plus.

The postholder is self-motivated, well organised, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team in an international research environment. The capacity to reach the assigned objectives and to meet deadlines will be essential. Fluency in English is essential.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs . For a french version of the advert, please click here

Additional Information

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Deadline:15 February 2012

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