Senior Electronics Engineer

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - Particle and Nuclear Physics

The appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension. The closing date for applications is 10th January 2018 (at 5pm GMT), the appointment to begin as soon as possible thereafter.

The Particle Physics Experiment (PPE) group at the University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a Senior Electronics Engineer. The group participates in the upgrades of the ATLAS and LHCb experiments at CERN and is expanding its activities to future neutrino experiments. We seek an experienced electronics engineer to contribute to these collaborative activities by the design and development of services and electronics for data acquisition, read-out and experiment control.

You will have a degree or a HND/HNC in electronics or engineering and a suitable record of experience. You are expected to design circuits for small, fast analogue signals in a compact, high channel multiplicity environment and to master the design challenges for RF grade signal transmission. You are skilled using modern test electronics and preferably familiar with FPGA programming. You can work well in the non-hierarchical structures of international science collaborations.

In addition you will drive the technical discussion and negotiations between international partners to define requirements and specifications of defined aspects of the projects. You will coordinate the production and Quality Control of electronics and electrical services for the PPE detector building activities. You will have opportunities for training and international travel.

You will be self-motivated, pro-active, working independently with collaborative teams of people with complementary expertise and are able to organise your work to contribute to several independent projects in parallel.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Stephan Eisenhardt (

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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