Engineer for Detector Electronics (f/m/d)

European XFEL GmbH

📑 Fixed-term contract
⏱ Full time
⏱ Part time
📐 Engineering
💼 Professional


Electrical Optical


  • participate in the detector development program of the European XFEL
  • develop, design, test and commission circuit boards and layout concepts for detector electronics components
  • design and install infrastructure for testing of electronics components, including prototypes
  • perform system-level tests of detector electronics from front to backend
  • participate in the preparation of system concepts of the next generation X-ray imaging detectors
  • support integration of detector components into the instrument and conduction of system tests
  • support performance testing and maintenance of detectors in use at the EuXFEL photon beam lines

Hard skills

  • electronics engineering university degree or equivalent work experience
  • experience in circuit board development, design and testing
  • experience in system testing and commissioning
  • experience in testing, operation and maintenance of advanced silicon X-ray detectors is an asset
  • experience in working independently, as well as in a team
  • good communication skills and ability to work in a structured way in a multi-lingual, multidisciplinary team with English as working language


  • 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.
  • Reference number: E-328
  • Duration: This appointment is limited to 3 years.

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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.

For the R&D Project "Backend electronics" in our Detector Operations group we are looking for an

Engineer for Detector Electronics (f/m/d)

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