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Installation Engineer

ELI Beamlines are inviting applications for a new group member of the department of the Technical Infrastructure and Instrumentation Services

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 01 Oct 2020
  • Czech Republic | ELI Beamlines
  • Date posted: 01 Jun 2020
  • Job type: Industry & business
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Engineering & instrumentation

The ELI Beamlines Centre is part of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project, a new research infrastructure of international significance. The lasers at ELI Beamlines aim to deliver unprecedented ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses for diverse interdisciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology and materials science. Currently several of the main laser beamlines are operational and are being expanded and upgraded to reach their full performance and maximum availability. Other laser beamlines are in commissioning and new cutting-edge laser sources are in the design and development phase. ELI Beamlines is a 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 human resources strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions.

For the installation and ongoing technical support of the advanced, large scale experimental technology, we invite applications for a new group member of the department of the Technical Infrastructure and Instrumentation Services:

Installation Engineer

Job description
The successful candidate will work closely with scientific teams and will provide them with engineering and technical knowledge, coordination and general support. He/she will be familiar and assigned to a particular area, experimental hall and will be dealing with its equipment and infrastructure during installation, commissioning and operation phase of the project.

The suitable candidate will work on:

  • providing engineering support to experimental teams in developing and installing experimental equipment
  • interfacing and coordination of experimental teams with engineering and technical teams
  • assembling vacuum, opto-mechanical and other systems in cleanroom environment (ISO-7/ISO-5)
  • installation and operational support of various technology subsystems in a specific experimental area, such as: distribution of clean compressed air, water cooling, technical gasses, power and data connections, laser in-vacuum beam distribution, data acquisition and analysis
  • writing technical specifications for parts and subsystems procurement and organizing procurement and manufacture of custom build components
  • coordination of installation and commissioning activities in a specific experimental area
  • supporting user experiments

Required skills

  • university degree in a technical or natural sciences subject or secondary school if sufficient experience is demonstrated
  • demonstrated suitable professional experience relevant to the above listed work topics
  • pro-active, team oriented, detail oriented person with good communication skills
  • working knowledge of English, verbal and written

We offer

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • career growth
  • lunch vouchers, pension contribution and 5 sick days
  • support of leisure time activities

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 (, +420 – 601560322).

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