RF Electronics Engineer

Your tasks

You are responsible for the development, characterization, upgrades and operation support of new and existing RF-front-end and mixed signal electronics, in the frequency range of 0.1-5 GHz. Your tasks include the development of concepts for new systems, and the design of board schematics and PCBs in collaboration with different PSI service groups. You participate in the test and commissioning of new systems in the lab and at the particle accelerators, including the development of new RF measurement and calibration techniques and systems to improve the performance of our complex high-end systems. You develop measurement and calibration algorithms and related software in collaboration with other engineers and physicists. You also participate in the development and test of passive microwave structures, like capacitive and resonant beam position monitor pickups, or fast stripline kicker magnets.

Your profile

You are a RF engineer with a master or PhD degree, or have an equivalent qualification (e.g. physicist with strong RF/electronics background). You have very good knowledge in the development of low-noise RF front-end electronics up to several GHz, and in the design of low-jitter clock circuits and fast data conversion systems up to several Gsamples/s. You have basic knowledge of digital electronics and FPGA/SoC technology, and at least basic programming skills, preferably in Python, C/C++, and/or Matlab. Experience in particle accelerator technology, particle beam diagnostics, and accelerator control systems like EPICS is beneficial. You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team, both as a developer, and as a coordinator for sub-projects, where you specify and supervise developments by service groups or companies. You have very good oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is beneficial.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information, please contact Dr Boris Keil, phone +41 56 310 51 78.

Please submit your application online by 17 July 2020 for the position as a RF Electronics Engineer (index no. 8231-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Melanie Rapisarda-Bellwald, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland