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Digital Electronics Developer (PhD) (all genders)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. Currently, 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 ensure each day to conduct world-class science.


The Experiment Electronics department supports science experiments and projects at GSI/FAIR in all electronics-related tasks. Our strength is detector readout, data acquisition, data analysis, and the monitoring and control of single detectors, and complex large scale detector systems. We support scientists in planning, implementation, and application of novel technologies, including those that go beyond state-of-the-art systems.


To keep pace with the ever increasing demand of the experiments for innovative developments, we are looking for a


Digital Electronics Developer (PhD)

       (all genders)

Posting - ID: 24.87-6220



You can expect to work in a team of about 30 highly skilled and qualified people. We offer exceptional expertise in analog and digital electronics as well as a layout team that converts even the most complex circuitry into impressive PCB layouts. Our internal production chain includes a professional pick-and-place machine that allows us to fabricate for small to medium size projects.


Your tasks:


  • Research and development of digitization- and data acquisition systems for the experiment groups and partially for the accelerator
  • Independent and self-dependent development, test and advancement of measurement systems, based on state-of-the-art programmable logic (FPGA) with a special focus on the development of high precision (<10ps) time-to-digital converters (TDCs)
  • Support and assistance for our experiment groups.


Your profile:


  • A PhD in electronics, physics, information technology or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience with nuclear physics experiments
  • Very good knowledge in electronics for physics measurement systems, such as digitization (ADC, TDC), data acquisition, data transport, trigger, etc.
  • Very good knowledge in digital electronics, data transport protocols and technologies, programmable logic including internal structures of FPGAs and their programming languages (e.g. VHDL)
  • Very good knowledge in electronics testing with state-of-the-art techniques, software and equipment
  • Willingness to work alone or as well as in a team on very demanding projects
  • Interest and patience to learn new methods and techniques on programmable logic or develop them yourself
  • You have the ambition to build the best system in the world, but you are also satisfied when it merely serves its purpose
  • Good knowledge of the German and English language.


We offer an interesting and challenging position in an international environment.


The salary is based on the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund) effective at GSI.


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.


Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and


If you find this position interesting and challenging please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the posting ID 24.87-6220 to the following address at the latest until 24th of July 2024.


Via the online portal on our job site,




GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

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64291 Darmstadt






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