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Mechatronics Engineer

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5 or 6, depending on individual experience and qualifications (monthly salary starting from 3.3k-4k) EUR after tax + other paid benefits)

About the team/job

EMBL Grenoble specializes in fundamental research in structural biology, and in developing state-of-the art instrumentation, methods and services. The site is located on the dynamic European Photon and Neutron science campus (EPN campus), together with other international and French research institutions.

These are exciting times at EMBL Grenoble. The Instrumentation Team develops high precision instruments dedicated to Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography (MX), Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) and Cryo-Electron Microscopy/Tomography techniques. These long-term development projects encompass the mechanical & electrical design of the machines, the manufacturing, cabling and the development of the high- & low-level control software. The machines are deployed at high-end research facilities and their maintenance is insured by the team members. To complete our development team, we are now seeking to recruit a mechatronics engineer.

Your role

You will join a diverse team of scientists, engineers and technicians. Under the supervision of the team leader, you will contribute to the development, upgrade and maintenance of scientific instruments. In the frame of ongoing collaborations with EMBL@Petra III at Desy and EMBL-HD Imaging Centre, short periods of work at the EMBL Hamburg and Heidelberg sites will be required. You will oversee the design and cabling of electrical cabinets, comprising power and control electronics, safety circuits and IO control, as well as pneumatic systems (FESTO). You will implement control and safety logic at PLC level and design ad-hoc electronic circuits together with motion control systems (Beckhoff, PMAC, Val3). Meeting deadlines while producing industrial quality work will be a permanent challenge. 

You have

The following technical skills:

  • Advanced degree in Electronics/Mechatronics or equivalent
  • Experience in Electronic/Electric Schematics Design
  • Experience in developing Instrumentation and Control Electronics
  • Experience with Pneumatics/Hydraulics Installations
  • Proficiency in motion control
  • Familiarity with Applied Physics for Engineering
  • Knowledge in PLC programming

The following soft skills:

  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Able to present and defend its work
  • Team player
  • Capable of sharing decisions.
  • Good communication skills in English 

You might also have

  • Familiarity with Cryogenics
  • Knowledge in FPGA programming
  • Knowledge in PCB design
  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols
  • Familiarity with industrial 6 axis robotics
  • Knowledge in optics
  • Good working knowledge of French 

Why join us

EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity enables us to collaborate more effectively and be innovative in our approaches. We are, therefore, committed to creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. 

We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team – we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and personal experiences reflect the diversity of the populations that our science serves. We actively encourage applications from all genders and cultures, ethnic groups and all demographics to help us avoid perpetuating biases and oversights at this transformational point in our people strategy.

EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment. Competitive salary and social security benefits, financial support for relocation, a relaxed culture, professional development, canteen and other staff facilities make EMBL a great place to work.

** Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply nevertheless. 

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1900 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. The working language of the institute is English.

In your online application, you will be asked to include a cover letter, CV and the contact details of 3 referees. 

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed up to 9 years in total, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here

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