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Data and Control systems scientist - Ultrafast spectroscopy and diffraction

ELI Beamlines

  • Czech Republic
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  • Research facilities

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ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Břežany is part of pan-European infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe by making available its capacities to the best scientific teams across the world. The aim of ELI Beamlines is to establish the most intensive laser system in the world and to operate it on a long-term basis. Due to ultra-high performances of 10 PW (1 petawatt =
1,000,000,000,000,000 watts) and concentrated intensities of up to 1024 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so called beamlines will enable groundbreaking research in the area of physics and science dealing with materials, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields. ELI Beamlines is part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was open in 2015.
 
The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. It is awarded by the European Commission to institutions which put significant effort into improving their HR strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions.
 
At ELI Beamlines, Research Program 4 (RP4) develops interdisciplinary applications in Molecular, Bio-medical and Materials (MBM) Sciences by utilizing a range of ultrafast spectroscopy and diffraction techniques.
 
Data and Control systems scientist - Ultrafast spectroscopy and diffraction
 
The research programme for Applications in molecular, bio-medical and material (MBM) science at ELI Beamlines, together with the control systems (CS) team, is looking for a highly motivated and skilled Data and Control Systems Scientist/Engineer/Specialist. The MBM research programme develops and runs user stations utilizing spectroscopy and diffraction/imaging techniques. Operations include dealing with high data rates produced by 1 and 2 D detectors running at up to 1000 frames/spectra per second. The CS team is developing control and data acquisition systems that control, connect and interface more than 40 complex subsystems (lasers, beam transports, beamlines/experiments, facility systems, safety systems,..). Currently, these systems are in a state of partial operation and ongoing commissioning.
 
The new team member would work at the interface between the MBM and CS teams, and under the guidance of the Control System team, be responsible for the controls-related needs of the scientific stations in the E1 experimental hall of the ELI Beamlines facility. This would mean participating in and driving scope and requirements negotiations, implementation of permanent installations according to facility-wide standards but also implementing, operating and troubleshooting temporary solutions.
We are looking for a well-rounded and hands-on candidate with good communication skills, someone who can work with physicists on their immediate needs in the laboratory, and then transition this into professional and standardized solutions.
 
Required skills:
 
• LabVIEW at CLD level (certification desired but not required) or willingness to reach CLD level
• demonstrated experience with typical hardware found in a scientific or automated measurement environment (instrumentation, vision/motion systems)
• excellent communication skills in English
 
Nice to have would be some of the following:
 
• basic electronic skills to solve typical tasks like basic signal conversion / grounding / impedance matching; help scientists to select motors or DAQ cards, troubleshoot small installations
• NI Modules/Hardware: VISA, DAQmx, IMAQdx, RT (cRIO)
• PLC programming skills (anything STL/IEC 61131-3)
• experience from working with systems capable of high data rates, on and off-line data reduction
• experience with C++11, python, MTCA, Timing Systems (WhiteRabbit/GFT)
• background or interest in physics / lasers / optics
 
We offer:
 
• the opportunity to contribute to a unique scientific project and to develop a strong scientific profile in an interdisciplinary research field
• career growth, professional education
• competitive and motivating salary
• 5 weeks of holidays and other employee benefits
• pleasant work environment in highly motivated international research-team
 
Project related questions can be addressed to Birgit Plötzender (Birgit.Plotzeneder@eli-beams.eu) or Mateusz Rebarz (Mateusz.Rebarz@eli-beams.eu)
 
Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR specialist (jana.zeniskova@eli-beams.eu, +420 - 601560322).
 
Information regarding the personal data processing and access to the personal data at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences can be found on: https://www.fzu.cz/en/processing-of-personal-data
 
 

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