Electronics engineer for design of research equipment
The workshop at the Niels Bohr Institute seeks an electronics design engineer to help develop and support a diverse range of experimental research activities.
Who are we
The Niels Bohr Institute is an internationally renowned research institute at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) consisting of about 350 staff members and many students.The workshop is managed by NBI and supports several other institutes at UCPH with mechanical and electronics engineering in fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, biomedicine, human physiology, sports and neuroscience.
The job ”What you can’t buy”
You will be involved in designing new advanced research equipment and perform service and repair on existing instruments, often in cross disciplinary collaboration between mechanics and electronics. Some projects are large, with a duration of several years while others last from a few days to a few months. We are currently involved, for example, in the design of drilling equipment for ice core drilling projects in Greenland and Antarctica as well as detector design and testing for CERN experiments. There is, however, a large span of researchers and students that you will support with electronics assistance ranging from e.g. low temperature solid state physics to quantum computing, astronomy, biology, chemistry and sports science.
A broad knowledge of electronics design and instrumentation is therefore needed to provide a good foundation for building specialized equipment in diverse areas. Good collaboration skills and the ability the delegate tasks are essential to support your colleges in a joint team effort.
Participation in field trips are possible in order to support projects like the ice core drilling and the CERN experiments. A desire to participate in fieldwork both in arctic regions and abroad is needed.
It would be a benefit but not a requirement if you have knowledge with some of the professional qualifications listed below.
Personal and professional qualifications
- BSc or higher in Electronics engineering
- Self-motivating personality with high personal drive, commitment, and initiative
- Willingness to share knowledge and teach others
- Proficiency in English
- Ability to work well in an academic environment
- Creative and easygoing personality
- Expertise with microcontrollers (STM32, Arduino, PIC, Raspberry PI)
- Ultra-low noise and low drift analog circuit design
- PCB layout (Altium)
- Motor controls (Brushless DC, steppers etc)
- Sensor systems integration
- Data acquisition and control
- Experience with design and testing of digital circuit boards with FPGAs
- Win/Linux/Python/C software, Labview knowledge
- Meticulous in writing documentation and test reports
- Updated knowledge of forefront electronics
The application must include the following documents:
- Current CV
- Motivation letter describing background experience, expertise, and interests
- Other relevant documents
Terms of appointments and payment
- The employment is permanent and scheduled to start 1’st of May 2022, or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.
- Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).
- The base salary depends on seniority. A supplement will be negotiated, depending on experience and qualifications.
You can find further information on our NBI website: www.nbi.ku.dk and the workshops website: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research_infrastructure/workshops/
Should you have any questions you are welcome to contact:
- Claus B. Sørensen (Head of technical Support) Phone: 2875 0449, Email: email@example.com
- Dennis Wistisen (Workshop Team Manager) Phone: 2480 5217, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Your application must be submitted electronically via our website: https://employment.ku.dk/staff/
The deadline for applications is Monday 21 March 2022, 23:59 GMT+1.
Niels Bohr Institute as a workplace
The Niels Bohr Institute has a strong cultural heritage accumulated from our 100 years of internationally high level of research and teaching. The initiator of our Department, Niels Bohr, had an international mindset about scientific collaboration as well as a desire for an open and open-minded atmosphere for all. 100 years later, we still have an informal and open international research environment that strives to promote research, teaching and innovation at the highest level with respect and helpfulness towards students, colleagues and all other stakeholders.
Our students, staff and partners are the source of our success and at the same time our best ambassadors. As a Department, we want to create an inspiring and challenging work environment with a good balance between work and private life. We want the Niels Bohr Institute to be a place where people are proud of and happy to work, study and collaborate with.