Electrical engineer, data-scientist or physicist (m/f/d)

Scientist Munich
Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: Code HLL 4/2021

Job Offer from October 14, 2021

The Semiconductor Laboratory of the Max Planck Society (MPG HLL) on the Siemens Campus in Munich is a central facility of the Max Planck Society. In collaboration with the supporting Max Planck Institutes, the HLL conducts research on scientifically advanced semiconductor detectors and detector systems tailored for use in a variety of cutting-edge experiments carried out by the partner institutes in the fields of X-ray astronomy, particle physics, and material research.

To support our soft- and firmware development for state of the art detector systems we are looking for an electrical engineer, data-scientist or physicist (m/f/d) Code HLL 4/2021.

Your position:

You will be working in an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and technicians. You will contribute to the conceptual design, development and realization of scientific grade detector systems for research at the leading edge. Your first task will be the software and firmware development for a detector system for X-ray microscopy.

Your tasks:

  • support the development of software and firmware for our next generation pnCCD camera system
  • support the detector system software from prototype through qualification and commissioning to field deployment
  • implement off- and online data analysis routines, based on the existing data analysis framework, for new data pre-processing and analysis.

Your profile:

  • university degree (Master, Diploma, or equivalent) in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or a similar field of study
  • expert knowledge in SystemVerilog for synthesis and verification
  • thorough knowledge of C/C++ on Linux-based operating systems
  • expert knowledge in Python
  • experience working with Git repositories is of advantage
  • know-how of scripting languages (like tcl, bash, etc.), electronics and databases is of advantage
  • we place great value on communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • you show initiative, determination, commitment and creativity
  • good knowledge of the English language is mandatory

Our offer:

  • we offer a position at the interface between global leading basic research and applied science in a highly motivated international team.
  • challenging and diverse tasks on interdisciplinary research projects
  • remuneration is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD Bund) depending on qualifications and experience
  • extensive training, good opportunities for further education
  • initially temporary position for two years, full-time with 39 hours per week

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jelena Ninkovic, Tel. 089 83940049 or Dr. Alexander Bähr Tel. 089 83940081. Please send your complete application, quoting the reference number HLL 4/2021, electronically to by 14 November 2021 at the latest.

Semiconductor Laboratory of the Max Planck Society

Management by the:

Max Planck Institute for Physics
(Werner Heisenberg Institute)
Human Resources
Föhringer Ring 6
80805 Munich

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