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Job details

Accelerator Physicist, PhD Physicist (m/f) Posting ID: 6300-18.88

About this job

Company & location
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
Last updated
Jun 4, 2018

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science.

In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world‘s largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

The subproject “SIS100/SIS18” is responsible for planning and erection of new heavy ion synchrotrons. For this subproject we are looking for a

Accelerator Physicist, PhD Physicist (m/f)
Posting ID: 6300-18.88

Tasks include:
• Support and substitution of the head of the subproject in all aspects of leadership within the corresponding accelerator projects SIS100/SIS18
• Coordination of initiating measures for the erection of the accelerators facilities and their components
• Support of the head of the subproject at the follow-up of the project progress in all work packages regarding content
• Support at strategic alignments and contract negotiations
• Support of the head of the subproject at project planning and actualization
• Support of the head of the subproject with respect to the compliance and verification of technical standards, especially safety standards, with respect to the accelerator components, the accelerator facility as a whole, during the procurement-, production, installation-, and commissioning phase. Assistance at creation of safety analysis
• If required, inwards and outwards representation of the subproject
• During substitution, personnel management
• Assistance at budget planning and budget administration.

Essential Skills and Abilities:
• PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of physics or engineering or a related field
• Considerable knowledge in accelerator physics and accelerator technologies
• Ideally, experience in the erection of accelerator facilities or experience in manufacturing of accelerator components
• Safe understanding and interpretation of manufacturing documents
• Extensive technical know-how, especially of manufacturing engineering
• Capability for overviewing of large scale technical projects
• Basic expertise in industrial safety and product safety. Ideally basic skills in low voltage directive and pressure equipment directive
• Business fluent German and English
• Balanced character
• Willingness for national and international business trips, inside and outside of Europe.

The position is not limited. Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

Information about FAIR and GSI is available at and

If you find this position interesting, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the reference number above to the following address by June, 29th, 2018 to:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Abteilung Personal
Planckstraße 1
64291 Darmstadt

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