Electronics Engineer Position in the High energy physics - ATLAS Group

The Particle Physics Department (Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire - DPNC) has an job opening for


Electronics Engineer Position - ATLAS Group


The Particle Physics Department (Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire - DPNC) of the Faculty of Sciences is very dynamic with notable contributions across several fields of particle physics. We seek an electronics engineer or post-doctorant with 2 to 3 years experience to join our well established electronics team. The main activity for this position is the development of electronics boards and VHDL programming for FPGAs within the framework of the upgrade of the ATLAS detector which is installed on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.


Job description:

The candidate will work within an R&D team in close collaboration with many other specialists on electronics, software, mechanics, and physics to address the challenges of electronics for particle physics experiments. Within the framework for the upgrade of the ATLAS ‘Pixel Inner Tracker ITK’, the selected candidate will have to define the specifications for the ‘Patch Panel PP0’ electronics boards with strong signal integrity, mechanical and radiation hardness constraints, develop them from component selection, schematics, dimensioning and simulation to routing, prototyping, production and testing. Within the framework for the upgrade of the ATLAS ‘Hardware Tracking for the Trigger HTT’, the candidate will have to VHDL firmware blocks for the intel Stratix10 FPGA which will be the core of the ‘Pattern Recognition Mezzanine PRM’ board. The candidate will be expected to provide assistance with the commissioning and operation of these electronics boards and firmware blocks. He will also be expected to participate in the dissemination of information related to the project through contributing to the writing of articles and participation at conferences.



  • Degree in Electronics Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Good knowledge of CAD tools Cadence for schematics, routing, and simulation tools PSpice
  • Good knowledge of HDL programming languages (VHDL preferred)
  • Experience in the design and simulation of FPGA-based electronics
  • Good knowledge of the standard MS-Office tools, or equivalent
  • Ability to integrate a multidisciplinary team
  • Proficiency in English (working language within the research group) or French, basic knowledge of the other or willingness to acquire it rapidly
  • Initiative and autonomy


Employment conditions:

The position is to be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is selected. The contract is at 100% for 2 years, with an extension possible.

Location :       
Université de Genève,
Faculté des sciences
Section de physique, DPNC
24, Quai Ernest Ansermet
CH-1211 GENEVE 4



Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter with the names of 2 referees able to provide statements concerning the candidate's previous professional experience. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Yannick Favre (yannick.favre(at) Deadline Mid June 19th 2020.

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