Electrical Engineer for Superconducting Circuits Electrical Quality Assurance

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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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You will become part of an international team working on the verification of electrical quality and electrical integrity of superconducting magnets and circuits in the HL-LHC IT String facility project.

As an engineer:

  • You will be involved in different tasks, and in particular, to perform electrical tests of new HL-LHC magnets, interconnections, components, and circuits in the IT String facility and in the HL-LHC galleries.
  • You will help to design, develop, and build new test devices and measurement equipment of ELQA for HL-LHC.
  • You will follow-up the non-conformities by collecting, organizing, and analysing ELQA data coming from the HL collaborating partners who manufacture cold powering equipment. You will take part in localising and diagnosing faulty components that might be present in the newly built devices.
  • You will also draft and improve test procedures and document test results.


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 applied electromechanical engineering or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Skills and/or knowledge:

  • Electromagnetic and mechanical design;
  • Finite element analysis;
  • Design for manufacture using laminations, winding, impregnation and insulation technologies.

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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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Genève , Switzerland