Radiation Effects Engineer

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You will be based on our client’s site at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In this large European agency, you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities with the opportunity to gain exposure to various projects and missions at the heart of European space research and development.

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Location: Noordwijk/The Netherlands
Deadline to apply: 15th July 2021
How to apply: recruit@moltek.com
Reference: DER/PLC/21/38
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This position is supporting our client ESA at their ESTEC location in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. In this large European agency, you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities with the opportunity to gain exposure to various projects and missions at the heart of European space research and development.

If you are successful in this position you are guaranteed a very competitive salary, a permanent Dutch contract, Industry leading base salary, full healthcare, pension contribution, 30 days’ vacation, annual training budget, access to the ESTEC social club membership and a relocation package if required.

Responsibilities/ Duties /Tasks

The successful candidate for the TEC-QEC Radiation Effects Engineer reports to the head of the Component Space Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section. Your main duties include:

  • Providing support to the Agency’s Projects in the field of component Radiation Hardness Assurance;
  • Preparing and conducting radiation tests campaigns including developing test set-up and subsequent data analysis (with emphasis on TID, DD and SEE) on EEE components, test structures and materials in support of Agency’s projects, studies, evaluation, qualification or radiation hardening activities;
  • Defining relevant radiation studies, experimental and development activities (also including in- flight component radiation characterisation experiments); to initiate and manage such activities implemented under ESA contracts;
  • Supporting the sections’ standardisation activities, particularly those involving general Radiation Hardness Assurance procedures, irradiation test guidelines (SEE, TID and Displacement Damage), modelling and simulation issues;
  • Conducting simulations of radiation effects in components and materials using suitable device physics based SW-tools and to produce new or improve existing models;
  • Coordinating such activities with internal and external partners and promoting the results achieved in the form of publications, presentations and training to be provided.

Qualifications and Skills required

You will have a Master degree or equivalent qualification in electrical/electronic engineering or (solid state) physics as well as substantial experience in the field of radiation effects on semiconductor components and all aspects of irradiation testing.

You will be experienced in SEE rate prediction tools and have sufficient knowledge of the space environment to correctly employ these tools.

You will demonstrate familiarity with shielding analysis tools (sectoring and 3D MonteCarlo based), device physics simulation tools, modern programming techniques, modelling and simulation of radiation effects on EEE components for radiation hardening and software engineering practices.

You will have a basic knowledge of component engineering and product assurance principles and modelling / simulation of radiation effects on EEE components for radiation hardening.

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