Job Details
Electronics/Mechatronic Technician/Engineer


Grenoble, France

Staff Category:

Staff Member

Contract Duration:

3 years


4, 5 or 6; depending on qualification and experience

Closing Date:

17 December 2017

Reference Number:

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations worldwide. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

The EMBL Grenoble Site has an active research program in structural and molecular biology, making use of synchrotron radiation facilities (ESRF and EMBL@PETRA-III) and electron microscopy platforms available at different EMBL sites. In this context, the instrumentation team recruits a technician/junior engineer.
Under the responsibility of the team leader and in coordination with the members of the team, the selected candidate will participate in the development of scientific instruments. The assigned tasks will range from the development of analog and digital interfaces to the integration of motion control electronics, PLCs and industrial robots. Testing, installing and supporting new and existing instruments in Grenoble or at other EMBL sites will also be parts of the duties.
Qualifications and Experience
The candidates should have a university degree in electronics, mechatronics or an equivalent qualification. They should have trained in electronic CAD design (Schematics, programmable logic) and PLC progaming. Knowledge in physics would be appreciated. We expect the candidates to have  proven experience in electronics. Familiarity with motion control and industrial programming languages would be a plus.
We wish to recruit a self-motivated candidate, well organised, able to work on his/her own initiative and as part of a team, and that appreciates working in an international research environment. The capacity to reach the assigned objectives and to meet deadlines will be essential.
Application Instructions
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Additional Information
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprise a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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