Engineer - Neutrino Physics (CEvNS) at the European Spallation Source (Electronic Engineer) (Closed)

Technical Support position
Position category: Engineer
Reference: 2023/42
Duration: 1 year
Application deadline: 2023/04/21
For more info contact the supervisors:
Juan Collar
Francesc Monrabal
How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the above mentioned position. This is a unique opportunity for engineers or technical graduates; or sciences doctorates with a strong background in engineering to join one of DIPC’s high-profile research teams.

The role

We are currently looking for an Electronics Engineer. The successful candidate will contribute to the design of essential electronics to be integrated into the detector systems for acquisition, processing, and storage of data, as well as for control and monitoring of the detectors. The job will also relate to similar tasks regarding practical implementation of these technologies in applied areas (development of PET scanners for medical diagnosis, for instance). Experience and/or interest in the design and development of photon sensors and low-noise electronics will be a valuable asset for the applicants.

Working conditions

  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: 2023/06/01

We provide a highly stimulating research environment, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The center

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Since 2008 DIPC is a 'Basque Excellence Research Center' (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government's Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC was also recognized as a "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

About the team

The Neutrino Physics Group at DIPC is involved in the development and operation of several particle physics experiments worldwide, including NEXT (double-beta decay Xe detector installed in Canfranc, Spain), Hyper-Kamiokande (large scale neutrino detector to be built in Kamiokande, Japan) and the development of next-generation neutrino detectors to be installed at the upcoming European Spallation Source (ESS, Lund, Sweden). The construction of these instruments involves solving complex scientific, technological, and industrial challenges. The DIPC is currently consolidating a multidisciplinary team that will address these challenges and will coordinate the collaboration with relevant academic and industrial players.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV and a brief statement of interest to the following application email below. 

Reference letters are welcome but not indispensable.

The reference of the specific opening to which the candidate is applying should be stated in the subject line, and the application must be received before the application deadline.

Although candidates are welcome to contact the project supervisors to know further details about the proposed research activity, please be aware that the application will be evaluated only if it is submitted directly to the email address listed below as application email.

Selection process

Applications received by the deadline will be evaluated by a Committee designed by the DIPC board on the basis of the following criteria:

  • CV of the candidate (40%)
  • Adequacy of the candidate’s scientific background to the project (40%)
  • Reference letters (10%)
  • Other: Diversity in gender, race, nationality, etc. (10%)

Evaluation results will be communicated to the candidates soon after. Positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are found.

The DIPC may revoke its decision if the candidate fails to join by the appointed time, in which case the position will be awarded to the candidate with the next highest score, provided it is above 50 (out of 100).

However, the selected candidate may keep the position if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the candidate duly justifies the reasons why he or she cannot join before the specified deadline, and as long as the project allows it.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon ERC 2021 Advanced research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 101055120_ESSCEvNS.




The resolution of this opening has been already published. You can download it here.