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Integration Engineer (f/m/d) MS SPIDOC

European XFEL is looking to recruit an Integration Engineer for its Sample Environment and Characterization group

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 13 Nov 2020
  • Germany | European XFEL GmbH
  • Date posted: 16 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Technicians/Engineering
  • Disciplines: Computational science & software engineering  | Engineering & instrumentation

Join our team

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 Sample Environment and Characterization group is seeking support in its activities for the third-party funded MS SPIDOC project ( The project MS SPIDOC has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 801406. We are therefore looking for an Integration Engineer (f/m/d) MS SPIDOC.

The position

  • Define functional requirements for complex mechanical components, systems and infrastructures and prepare specifications and manufacturing folders in compliance with relevant standards.
  • Conduct structural analysis and testing to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Mechanical, vacuum and electronic integration of the mass spectrometry modules developed by the MS SPIDOC consortium at the hard X-ray beamline SPB/SFX.
  • Perform the integration of a variety of complex sub-systems into one, functional piece of instrumentation.
  • Interfacing between MS SPIDOC partners and XFEL internal groups.
  • Participation in testing and commissioning of the MS SPIDOC prototypes.


  • Bachelor, Master or PhD in computer science or similar technical field of study (e.g. engineering, physics or mathematics) as long as it involved architecting and coding software.
  • Degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of technologies relevant to mass spectrometry and/or instrumentation at synchrotrons or XFELs including mechanical design, electronics and vacuum components.
  • Record of completed projects in design and integration of instrumentation.
  • Relevant experience in the manufacturing of mechanical systems involving vacuum and alignment systems.
  • Knowledge of CAD tools.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Kristina Lorenzen ( or Luis Lopez Morillo (

Working location 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

Our offer

Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural 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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The appointment is limited until 31 August 2022. A prolongation is possible but subject to later decision.


13 November 2020.


Please apply here and provide a motivation letter next to a CV in English as well as your reference letters in one single PDF.

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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