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Grad. Electrical Engineer or MSc. / BSc. Electrical Engineering or comparable (m/f/d)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensuring each day to conduct world-class science.

The department "Vacuum Systems" (VAC) is responsible for the supervision, maintenance and operation of all accelerator vacuum systems of the existing GSI facility. This includes the components of the vacuum system itself and in also the maintenance of facilities for controlling the vacuum system.


Furthermore, within the international FAIR project, the department is responsible for the vacuum-technical layout, the installation, the commissioning and later operation of the future accelerator facility.


To support the operation and further develop the controls of the existing vacuum systems and the development within the framework of FAIR, we are looking for the reinforcement of our team as soon as possible for a


Grad. Electrical Engineer or MSc. / BSc. Electrical Engineering or comparable (m/f/d)

Reference ID: 6230-19.149


Your tasks are:

  • Further Development/modernisation of the existing vacuum control systems of GSI
  • Support of the vacuum systems of the existing facility
  • Interface coordination of the vacuum systems towards other technical departments
  • Development and realisation of the vacuum control system of FAIR in collaboration with the group accelerator controls-industrial controls
  • Installations and Commissioning of the vacuum controls of FAIR
  • Support of the operation of the vacuum systems of FAIR&GSI
  • Planning of the human resources for the above mentioned tasks in coordination with the department lead VAC.
  • Budget planning for these tasks and support for the budget planning of the vacuum systems of the accelerator facilities (Maschinenkoordinatoren) in coordination with the department lead VAC.
  • Support of other organisational units in planning and execution of upgrade measures and new accelerators as well as maintenance works and measures to guarantee the accelerator operation in coordination with the department lead VAC.


Your profile:

  • Several years of experience in the maintenance of mechanical and electronic equipment.
  • Experience in leadership in an international environment.
  • Experience in organisation and execution of projects in a private or public funded environment.
  • Several years of experience in commissioning and operation of complex machines and facilities.
  • Very good experience and knowledge in the development and maintenance of analogue and digital circuit technology
  • High level of structured and solution-oriented approach
  • Fast comprehension and ability to understand highly complex problems as well as a strong conception and implementation strength and a high creative motivation.
  • Experience in the field of accelerator vacuum systems
  • Very good knowledge of industrial control technology (PLC)
  • Expertise in administration and application of project management tools (e.g. MS project)
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English business fluent
  • Willingness to participate in the existing on-call duties
  • Team spirit and flexibility


Your tasks will place high demands on conceptual skills. The necessary close cooperation with other professional groups requires good teamwork and communication skills as well as a structured and precise approach.


We offer a versatile and interesting workplace, in a dynamic and well-equipped research environment.


The position is permanent. The salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).


GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.


Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


For further information please contact Dr. Andreas Krämer via telephone +49 6159 71 2082 or e-mail a.kraemer(at)gsi.de

Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at www.gsi.de and www.fair-center.eu.


If you find this position interesting and challenging and would like to work in an exceptional, international, first-class technical environment, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the reference ID to the following address by 10. January 2020 to


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH


or by email to: bewerbung(at)gsi.de


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