Experimental Engineer (F/M/D) Superconducting R/F

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie,

The main focus of the Institute for SRF – Science and Technology (FG-ISRF) at the HZB is the development of new accelerator systems based on CW superconducting radiofrequency techno¬logies. Currently we are building just now together with the Institute of Accelerator Physics two new SRF-based accelerators at the HZB: bERLinPro and BESSY VSR. We are also conducting an intensive basic research program to better understand the RF power of niobium and other new superconductors suitable for SRF cavities.

•    Organization of testing campaigns for superconducting cavity systems in cryogenic test stands and cryomodule commisioning
•    Coordination of an interdisciplinary group to arrange SRF tests (cryogenics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, radiation protection, vacuum systems)
•    Participate in clean room preparation work
•    Write reports and scientific documentation

•    University degree in Physics or Engineering (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field)
•    Hands on experience in testing of accelerator cavities
•    Basic experience in the operation of cryo-cooled components
•    Clean room experience is desired
•    Self initiative and ability to perform work independently
•    Interdisciplinary communication skills
•    Good written and oral English

What we offer
Fixed term contract for 24 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 13.10.2019. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.


Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin

Helmholtz-Zen­trum Berlin für Materi­alien und Energie (HZB) ope­rates two large scale faci­li­ties for materials research: the neutron source BER II and the syn­chro­tron source BESSY II, which provide deep insights into the struc­ture of materials and the pro­cesses within complex sys­tems. Each year around 3,000 scien­tists use the HZB infra­struc­ture faci­li­ties. Important focuses of HZB are acce­lera­tor, materials and energy re­search

Prof. Dr. Adolfo Vélez