Head of the Experiment Electronics Department (all genders) Ref. No.: 21.77-6220

GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Schwerionenforschung


August 19, 2021


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR ( F acility for A ntiproton and I on R esearch) 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 Research Division searches at the earliest possible date for a

Head of the Experiment Electronics Department (all genders)

Reference No: 21.77-6220

Your Tasks:

The successful candidate will lead the Experiment Electronics Department (EEL) of GSI GmbH with in total 30 scientists, engineers and technicians developing and supporting instrumentation for a wide variety of physics experiments in the fields of nuclear and particle physics, atomic physics, material sciences, plasma physics and biophysics. The department acts as a competence center for the international collaborations active at GSI/FAIR as well as for local units like the accelerator department and the detector laboratory. The department conducts a broad range of activities within a portfolio comprising analog and digital electronics, system design, ASIC development, embedded software (e.g. FPGA), data acquisition (DAQ) and analysis, control systems as well as PCB layout, assembly and rapid prototyping. Your vision and expertise will guide the department to strengthen these roles by using forefront technologies.

Your Profile:

We are looking for a person with the following qualification:

  • university degree in Electronic Engineering or Physics (M.Sc.)
  • outstanding expertise in modern front-end electronics for nuclear and particle physics experiments
  • several years of work experience in a supervising position in electronics development
  • professional experience in one of these areas: stringent real-time applications / low-latency systems / low-noise systems
  • excellent written and oral English language skills; good German language skills will be essential
  • goal-oriented and analytical mind-set, strong skills in people management and resource handling
  • Please provide us with a short summary of your ideas on the future of electronics for experiments in the framework of GSI and FAIR.

    We are offering:

    an interesting and diverse professional activity in an internationally renowned research institute. We offer an indefinite, full-time contract. Salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund), effective at GSI.

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

    GSI supports the professional career of women, and especially appreciates their application for this position.

    Severely disabled applicants will be given preference to other applicants with equal qualifications.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Yvonne Leifels (y.leifels(at)gsi.de).

    If you find this position interesting, please send your complete application including the usual documents, your salary expectation and your earliest start date, stating the Reference No. (21.77-6220), by 12. September 2021 at the latest to:


    GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

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