Instrument Technician (f/m/d)

European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility
December 21, 2022
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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

Our SQS Instrument group is now looking for an

Instrument Technician (f/m/d) The position
  • support scientists and engineers in designing, assembling, and installing scientific devices for the SQS instrument
  • development and setup mechanical structures at the instrument
  • preparation and maintenance of SQS instrument components for user operation
  • maintenance of vacuum system at the SQS instrument
  • Provide hands-on support for mechanical construction work
  • support in adapting external equipment to the SQS instrumentation
  • Requirements
  • certified Mechanical Technician or equivalent qualification
  • experience in assembling, testing, diagnosing and maintaining precision mechanics
  • basic CAD knowledge
  • Experience in metal processing
  • knowledge of English (professional working proficiency is beneficial as English is our company language)
  • communicative and collaborative personality
  • previous working experience in research and development or in a scientific environment is an advantage
  • experience in working with ultra-high vacuum equipment, in handling of sample gases and/or metal working is an asset
  • For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Meyer ( .

    Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under www.

    Our offer

    Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

    Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

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    This appointments are initially limited to 2 years - and subject to a later decision might become permanent.


    21 December 2022


    Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

    Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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