3 Job Vacancies

at IEAP/CAU Kiel

(ESA Space Project)

 

The Extraterrestrial Physics Division at the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel is currently designing and building various sensors for ESA's Solar Orbiter mission which is foreseen to launch in January 2017. We currently have three full-time engineering vacancies in category TV-L E11:

 

Electronics Engineer I (m/f):

Solid background in analog electronics, technical documentation, good command of English. Experience in military, nuclear, or aerospace projects and familiarity with RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) methods of Product Assurance would be an asset.

Opening date: May 1, 2012 or a later date to be agreed upon. Duration up to February 2013 with a very likely extension to January 2015, to be confirmed in fall 2012.

 

Electronics Engineer II (m/f):

Solid background in digital electronics, FPGA programming, technical documentation, good command of English. Experience in military, nuclear, or aerospace projects and familiarity with RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) methods of Product Assurance would be an asset.

Opening date: May 1, 2012 or a later date to be agreed upon. Duration up to June 2015.

 

Mechanical Engineer (m/f):

Solid background in thermal and structural modeling using FEA (preferably with NASTRAN/PATRAN or ESATAN); solid background in mechanical engineering and related calculations, technical documentation; good command of English.

Opening date: May 1, 2012 or a later date to be agreed upon. Duration up to February 2013 with a highly likely extension to January 2015, to be confirmed in fall 2012.

 

Applications for all three positions will be considered until March 2, 2012, or until the positions are filled.

 

Please send all applications (incl. motivation letter, CV, scanned certificates, etc.) as pdf files to Prof. Dr. R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber and cc Ms. U Nebendahl.

email: wimmer@physik.uni-kiel.de, nebendahl@physik.uni-kiel.de

 

 

More information about the positions can be found at

http://www.ieap.uni-kiel.de/et/en/missionen/solorb.php

 

CAU is an equal opportunity employer, applications by women are particularly welcome. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given priority consideration, given equal qualifications.

 

Applicants with severe disabilities will be given priority consideration given equal qualifications.

 

Additional Information about positions (to be posted on the web site and electronically only):

 

Solar Orbiter is ESA's next mission to investigate the close environment of the Sun, approaching the Sun more than three times closer than the Earth. This challenging mission is scheduled for launch in January 2017, and delivery of flight instruments in January 2015. IEAP/CAU is developing four sensors which will measure various components of the radiation environment during the entire mission, foreseen to last until 2024, with a possible extension to 2027.

 

More information about Solar Orbiter can be found at:

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=45

and

http://www.ieap.uni-kiel.de/et/en/missionen/solorb.php

 

All three engineers will work in a team of engineers and physicists. For further questions please contact Prof. Dr. Robert F. Wimmer-Schweingruber or Dr. Cesar Martin.

 

Electronics Engineer I:

Design, development, and testing of a low-noise, large dynamic range front-end electronics for space instrumentation. Experience in prototype development is a strong asset. The development and testing needs to be documented in English, regular progress teleconferences with our international partners will be required. This position is likely to  require some travel to the US and within Europe. The development contract is split into a first phase limited to February 2013 with a highly likely second phase extending to January 2015.

 

Electronics Engineer II:

Design, development, and testing of the digital data acquisition boards for two scientific space instruments. Programming of the FPGA (Verilog and/or VHDL), analysis, testing, and documentation.

Experience in prototype development is a strong asset. This position is likely to require some travel within Europe. It is currently foreseen to expire in June 2015.

 

Mechanical Engineer:

Mechanical design of sub-assemblies for scientific space instrumentation. Structural and thermal analysis using finite element analysis software (preferably NASTRAN/PATRAN or ESATAN), and reporting thereof. Tests and qualification of sub-assemblies and instrument, including preparation of procedures and reports. Experience in prototype development is a strong asset. This position is likely to require some travel to the US and within Europe.  The development contract is split into a first phase limited to February 2013 with a highly likely second phase extending to January 2015.