Engineer/Physicist - Mechanics or Vacuum

Laser Gamma Experiments Department

    Scope of work:
  • In the implementation phase, ELI-NP engineers and physicists will provide technical support for ELI-NP in correlation with the technological strategy, focusing mainly on ensuring the commissioning of the infrastructure and its further operation
  • In the operational phase, the engineers and physicists will ensure the optimal operation of the experimental setups within Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED) and will participate to their upgrades and to the development of new experimental setups
  • Main Responsabilities:
    In the implementation phase:
    • The engineers/physicists in Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED) will participate to the design and construction of the experimental setups, market research and writing specifications for equipment purchase, communication with companies, installing, testing and commissioning of the equipment
    • They will gather the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure the operation of the infrastructure and of the related equipment
    • Ensuring the best and efficient collaboration and dialogue between the research staff and the equipment suppliers and services providers
    • Ensuring the conformity of the activities with the standards in the field
    • In the operational phase:
      • Maintaining the performances and the optimal use of the equipment
      • Participate to the upgrades of existing equipment and the development of new experimental setups
      • Actively participating in the technological development activities performed at ELI-NP - mainly, Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED)
      • Main Tasks:
        • Performing tasks within Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED) related to interaction chambers, mechanics, vacuum systems and R&D on these topics
        • Participating in the implementation of the Technical Design Reports (TDRs) for ELI-NP experiments
        • Assuring the technical support for the acceptance and commissioning of the equipment needed for the ELI-NP experiments
        • Participating in specific activities during the installation and commissioning phase
        • Providing support for the preparation of the technical documents for the acceptance of Project's deliverables
        • Improving scientific knowledge and competencies in ELI-NP research topics
        • Participating in scientific meetings and conferences
        • Actively and efficiently involving in the dialog and communication within the ELI-NP team and promoting a harmonious collaboration framework
        Professional background:
        • Bachelor and/or Master's degree in Engineering and/or Physics
        • Good understanding of vacuum technology principles (e.g. pumping speed, partial pressures, line conductance)
        • Hands on experience with vacuum installations and pumping stations, design, operation and maintenance, or with design and construction of vacuum chambers, complex mechanical systems, motion transmission systems in vacuum laboratory environment
        • Knowledge about vacuum compatible materials and systems
        • Windows and/or Linux proficiency
        • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
        • Goal-oriented attitude
        • Taking ownership of handled tasks
        • Willingness to continuously improve and develop new skills
        • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
        • Availability to travel and perform work stages abroad
          • Would be a plus, but at least one required:
          • Experience in the design and construction of high precision, complex mechanical systems, including motion transmission and vacuum compatibility
          • Experience with high vacuum systems, in research/academic or industrial environment
          • Experience in designing and building high vacuum enclosures
          • Programming and maintenance of PLC systems (e.g. Simatic Step 7 - WinCC).
          Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
          • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania .
          • Included: private medical coverage, paid annual leave.
          • Motivating salary, at European level, based on qualifications and experience.
          • The candidate should be available to travel abroad for scientific collaboration at various research infrastructures, for part of their time.
          The applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
          The applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at