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50096065_3 - 2023/KD 1

Engineer in the area of Mechatronics, Computing, Electronics or Measurement Technology

Start of announcement04.05.2023
End of announcement31.05.2023
Institute or departmentInstitute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics
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Applicant managementFrau Erika Krüger

Within the framework of a Helmholtz funding line to strengthen transfer and innovation, the marine research centers of the Helmholtz Association HEREON, AWI and GEOMAR are establishing an innovation platform for marine observation and sensor technology, in close cooperation with industry (in the field of marine observations), and with operators of ships and measurement platforms. The project will promote the participation of civil society in the collection of ocean data, with the long-term goal of establishing a visible innovation platform for the new blue economy.

In the department of Radar Hydrography of the Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics we are looking for an engineer for the development, testing and operation of measurement systems that will be deployed on small vessels as well as autonomous floating platforms.
Furthermore, the preparation and execution of experiments as well as the technical support and development of our scientific equipment. The position is initially limited to two years, starting as soon as possible.

Equal opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. We would therefore strongly encourage qualified women to apply for the position. In principle, the position is also shareable.

Your tasks

  • development, testing and maintenance of our measurement systems (electronics and mechanics)
  • software and embedded-hardware-programming for integration of different sensors on measurement platforms and execution and sampling of measurements
  • preparation, assistance, and application of our measurement equipment on research cruises
  • software development of tools for effective data quality control and presentation

For further information, please contact

Dr. Jochen Horstmann

and Dr. Yoana G. Voynova (department of Coastal Productivity)

Your profile

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in computer science, mechatronics, electronics
  • excellent knowledge in electronics and physical measurement techniques
  • very good knowledge in engineering and technology of instruments
  • programming skills in, i.e., Python (cross-platform Linux/Windows), LabVIEW, Matlab, C++
  • high degree of initiative and ability to work as part of a team
  • high degree of independence, flexibility and creativity
  • ability and willingness to participate in sea-going research

Desirable qualifications:

  • experience in (oceanographic) measurement technology
  • experience in developments of smart-phone applications
  • strong communication skills in German and English
  • work experience abroad
  • driving license

We offer you

  • an exciting and varied job in a research centre with more than 1,100 employees from around 50 nations
  • a well connected research campus and best networking opportunities
  • individual opportunities for further training
  • social benefits according to the collective agreement of the public service and remuneration
  • an excellent technical infrastructure and modern workplace equipment
  • 6 weeks holiday per year and company holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • very good compatibility private and professional life through offers of mobile and flexible work
  • family-friendly company policy with childcare facilities, e. g. nursery close to the company
  • free assistance program for employees (EAP)
  • corporate benefits
  • a varied offer in the canteen on campus

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2023/KD 1 until May 31st, 2023.

Apply now!