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You will be part of the Instrument Science Group where experts contribute to space instruments ranging from cryogenically cooled instruments for Astrophysics in the far infrared and X-ray, to Earth Observation and Exoplanet characterization in ...
The expertise group Instrument Science has a vacancy for a
(Sr) System Engineer (f/m)
Vac. nr. 1309
You will be part of the Instrument Science Group where experts contribute to space instruments ranging from cryogenically cooled instruments for Astrophysics in the far infrared and X-ray, to Earth Observation and Exoplanet characterization in the visible and near infrared wavelength bands.
Within the Astrophysics program, you will work on the development of the X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU) that will fly on ESA's Athena mission, due for launch in 2028. For this instrument, SRON is developing the cryogenic Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) where the transition-edge detector array and its cold readout electronics are housed. SRON is one of the leading groups in the world in developing the detectors and the read-out, Your responsibility as a lead system engineer is to bring in the space system engineering skills and knowledge, and to work with the project specialists on specific X-IFU needs.
The candidate will have the following responsibilities:
The candidate shall have an excellent track record meeting several or most of the following requirements:
Employment of this fulltime position at SRON-Utrecht is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and will be for a period of two years with the possibility for an extension. If you have shown to fit well at SRON there is ample opportunity to continue your career. The salary for this position will be in accordance with the salary scales of NWO in a range between € 3,525.00 and € 5,512.00 gross per month on a fulltime basis (depending on education and experience).
NWO has good secondary employment conditions such as:
For further information about the position, please contact Dr B. Jackson, X-IFU project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +31 50 363 8935, or Dr J. R. Gao, head of cryogenic section of the Instrument Science Group, email@example.com, +31 88 777 5710. Information about SRON can be found at www.sron.nl.
If you wish to apply you can send a motivation letter with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, applications will be accepted until the position is fulfilled. Please state the vacancy number 1309 in the subject of your mail.
The position is located in Utrecht, but the institute has the strong intention to move to another location in The Netherlands in the future.
In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to female applicants.
No commercial propositions please.
SRON's mission is to bring about breakthroughs in international space research. Therefore, the institute develops pioneering technology and advanced space instruments, and uses them to pursue fundamental astrophysical research, Earth science and exoplanetary research. As national expertise institute SRON gives counsel to the Dutch government and coordinates national contributions to international space missions. SRON stimulates the implementation of space science in our society.