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Job descriptionStahl-Electronics offers a 3 year PhD position (start: approx. July 2017) aiming at the development of state-of-the-art charge detectors, which will be used in Ion and Antimatter research.
The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the atomic physics group at the nearby GSI facility, which is located in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main area.
Our company works in frontier technologies on a international level, developing applicationspecific electronics (analog, digital) with focus on customization. Your job will comprise the development of novel electronic sensors and related digital controls. These electronics will be implemented by you in scientific experiments, their successful operation will allow to obtain a PhD degree in either electrical engineering or physics.
Benefits of Doing your PhD in a ITN networkITNs are financially supported by the European Commission because they provide excellent research, training and career aspects. The benefits of being a PhD student in an ITN network:
- You will get the chance to participate in specially developed courses (e.g. on specific techniques, academic soft skills, etc.)
- You can already at a very early stage start building your personal professional network due to the embedding of our PhD projects in an academic/industrial network
- You will get the opportunity to spend some time in the labs of other partners (thereby you will get familiar with other disciplines, techniques, cultures etc.), as the research projects are designed such that they will mostly have interdisciplinary components.
Who can applyThe most important selection criteria are commitment to research and excellence in education, but enthusiasm and team spirit are also essential. Further details:
- Your educational background is in the area of physics and/or electrical engineering
- You have experience in the development of analog electronics
- You have completed a master’s degree or equivalent at the time of recruitment or will soon have, with very good or excellenct marks.
- You are in the first four years of your research career and have not yet been awarded with a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment.
- The positions are open to all nationalities. To comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule, you shall not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies) in the country of the host organization (Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.
- You have excellent proficiency in English language.
- You are an enthusiastic person, like to develop your skills and bring things forward.
Working conditions and salaryMarie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) offer competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.
- Selected candidates will have a fulltime employment contract for the duration of 36 months.
- Selected candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The basic gross salary (living allowance) is approximately € 3.000,- euro per month. A correction factor will be applied per country, therefore the exact gross salary will be confirmed upon appointment. Please consider that the net salary is approx. 30% lower due to taxes, social benefit premiums etc.
- In addition to the living allowance, the candidate will benefit from a mobility allowance. Selected candidates who are married or have children may qualify for an additional family allowance of approx. € 500,- per month.