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CAEN S.p.A. offers a job opportunity (even first employment) mainly in the technical-scientific field, to graduates available to work in a stimulating environment and in continuous evolution. With customers in all of the world’s leading research centers, CAEN can offer the best career opportunities and progression in the industry.

Open position:

Power supply hardware developer

The successful applicant will join the CAEN Power Supply Division as Hardware Engineer. He will be responsible for power supplies development for physics experiments installed Worldwide.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Hardware design of high performance power supply boards (LV/HV) and systems. 
  • Simulation, testing and validation both in house and at various research centers around the globe, with the majority at CERN, Geneva. 

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering 
  • Proficiency with English language (both written and spoken)
  • Inclination to study analog circuits, with emphasis on switching power supplies and relative problematics (loop stabilization, thermal management, safeties, EMC, etc.) 
  • Able to work with microcontrollers in an acquisition chain (DAC/ADC) 
  • Good knowledge of CAD software for analog simulation (i.e. PSPICE) and development (schematics and PCB editor) 
  • Good knowledge and experience with electronic lab instrumentation 
  • Ability to: 
    • Work effectively in a group development environment 
    • Problem-solve effectively 
    • Persistently drive projects to successful completion 
  • Available to international travels 

Preferential requirements: 

  • Skilled in power electronics with experience in heat dissipation, current distribution, high voltages, safety, etc. 
  • Italian mother language 
  • Living in the province of Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Massa 

The search is open to both men and women according to the Italian Law (L.125/91). Please send Curriculum Vitae with authorization to treatment of personal data as per D. LGS. 196/03 via e-mail to 


Power supply firmware developer

The successful applicant will join the CAEN power supply division as Firmware Engineer. He will be responsible for power supplies development for physics experiments installed Worldwide.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Development of novel digital controls & communications for high performance power supplies working in standard or in hostile environments, using programmable devices (μC, FPGA, etc.) 
  • Simulation, testing and validation both in house and at various research centers around the globe, with the majority at CERN, Geneva. 

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering 
  • Proficiency with English language (both written and spoken)
  • Familiar with microprocessors/microcontrollers architecture 
  • Knowledge of emulator and debugging systems 
  • Knowledge of Real Time operating systems 
  • Experience in C, C++ and Visual Studio 
  • Multi-thread applications development skills 
  • Ability to: 
    • Work effectively in a group development environment 
    • Problem-solve effectively 
    • Persistently drive projects to successful completion 
  • Available to international travels 

Preferential requirements: 

  • Italian mother language 
  • Living in the province of Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Massa 

The search is open to both men and women according to the Italian Law (L.125/91). Please send Curriculum Vitae with authorization to treatment of personal data as per D. LGS. 196/03 via e-mail to 


Software developer

The successful applicant will join the CAEN software Development Team as Software Engineer.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of C, C++ and Eclipse IDE
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux O.S.
  • Good knowledge of Java, JavaScript and Python
  • Good Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Good knowledge of I2C, SPI, RS232, TCP/IP, CAN
  • English language (written and spoken).

Preference will be given to candidates with programming experience on Qt libraries and firmware development for ARM architecture.

Relational and organization skills, flexibility, problem solving and good team communication will complete the profile.

Preferential requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Engineering recently graduated or with 2/3 years of experience in the field of software development
  • Italian Citizenship
  • Proficiency with English language (both written and spoken)

The search is open to both men and women according to the Italian Law (L.125/91). Please send Curriculum Vitae with authorization to treatment of personal data as per D. LGS. 196/03 via e-mail to


Software developer

The successful applicant will join the CAEN software Development Team as Software Engineer.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of Java, JavaScript and Python
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Good knowledge of C, C++
  • Good knowledge of Linux O.S.

Preference will be given to candidates with programming experience on nodejs/express/angular framework.

Relational and organization skills, flexibility, problem solving and good team communication will complete the profile.

Preferential requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering or with 2/3 years of experience in the field of software/web development
  • 26 years old max.
  • Italian Citizenship
  • Proficiency with English language (both written and spoken)

The search is open to both men and women according to the Italian Law (L.125/91). Please send Curriculum Vitae with authorization to treatment of personal data as per D. LGS. 196/03 via e-mail to


Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position at Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari C.A.E.N SpA

Employer: Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari C.A.E.N. SPA (Italy)
Job location: Via Vetraia 11, 55049 Viareggio (Lucca), Italy (with international travels / secondments).
Full time, Employment contract of a limited/fixed duration of eighteen (18) months.

General Information:

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position at Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari C.A.E.N. SpA. The ESR position is available as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “INTENSE” (Grant Agreement Number: 858199, website: http://itnintense.df.unipi.it/). The INTENSE programme is focused on experimental particle physics, particle accelerators and particle detectors and electronics including e.g. neutrino, flavor, dark matter, or BSM (Beyond the Standard Model) searches.

The salary consists of a monthly Living Allowance; in addition, researchers recruited within an ITN programme are entitled to receive a monthly Mobility Allowance and, if applicable, a Family Allowance depending on the marital status. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of her/his (first) recruitment in the action and will not evolve during the action lifetime. The net salary will be determined after subtracting all compulsory (employer and employee) deductions and withholdings from the gross amounts in line with national legislation.

Functions:

The objective is to design and develop a software control systems for DAQ electronic setup for a future 10 kton scale Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (Lar-TPC), capable of operating at high rates with minimal deadtime, and in extreme conditions: including but not limited to radiation resilience, magnetic field tolerance and ability to operate at very low temperature. The ESR will be trained by CAEN senior engineers and will provide a leading contribution to the design and test of the novel multi-environments/purpose DAQ system that has to guarantee excellent performance with respect to CAEN current deployments in existing neutrino experiments worldwide.

The selected candidate will be recruited by the Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari C.A.E.N. SpA under an employment contract of a limited/fixed duration of eighteen (18) months and will be based at C.A.E.N. SpA, Via Vetraia 11, 55049 Viareggio (Lucca), Italy.

During her/his appointment, the selected candidate is expected to travel at the international level, under secondments for a total duration of up to 30% of her/his contract, to another European beneficiary and/or to partner organizations of the INTENSE programme.

Additionally, the selected candidate is expected to participate actively, as needed, in the INTENSE activities, workshops, schools as well as conferences, career development and networking activities. The ESRs will also be involved in outreach activities.

Eligibility criteria (EU requirements):

The ITN INTENSE complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.

Eligible candidates may be of any nationality. At the date of recruitment (the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action), the selected candidate must:

  • be an ‘Early Stage Researchers’ (i.e. be in the first four years – full time equivalent research experience – of her/his research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree).
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in the field of computer science or a related field.
  • High level and proven of accomplishment with excellent background in programming.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated hands-on experience in software development with Linux/Windows environment,C/C++ and/or Java programming.

Good experience/knowledge with communication protocols like I2C, SPI, RS232, TCP / IP, CAN and with DAQ electronics is a preferential requirement

  • Ability to define functional and technical specifications and produce scientific/technical reports.
  • High motivation to learning and developing new technologies and creativity in applying them to relevant applications; collaborating on projects with external partners; research and innovation processes.

Required Behavioral competencies:

  • Communicating effectively: Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively in English;

expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point; listening actively to others; ensuring that information, procedures and workflow are appropriately documented and communicated.

  • Achieving results: planning and implementing tasks with a structured and organized approach; setting and reviewing priorities keeping in mind the expected results; Contributing actively to delivering results in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Independent/critical thinking as well as persistence in front of setbacks and self-discipline are important qualities taken into consideration. 

Required Language skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (C1 level expected); basic knowledge of Italian would be an advantage.

How to Apply:

ALL applications (Curriculum Vitae, Transcript of Studies both in the original language and translated into English, Statement of Motivation (maximum two pages), List of Publications and at least 2 Recommendation Letters) must be readable, complete, submitted electronically and exclusively in English by email to .

The subject and the text of the email should explicitly contain the text “Application for one ESR position at the Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari C.A.E.N. SPA as part of INTENSE H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019”.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Every applicant for this position MUST indicate, in her/his application email, that her/his personal data and details can be shared with the beneficiaries and partners of the INTENSE programme (GA 858199) via conventional electronic communication protocols. Without this statement/consent, we will not be able to forward her/his personal data for further consideration purposes of her/his job application.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than 15.11.2020. 

Additional Information:

The recruitment is taking all necessary measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation 2005/251/EC of 11 March 2005 on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (OJ L 75, 22.3.2005, p.67), of which all candidates are encouraged to be aware.

INTENSE is open to researchers regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Female candidates, candidates from minority groups, refugee candidates, and other potentially discriminated persons are explicitly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact the INTENSE Principal Investigator
Simone Donati (University of Pisa)
email: simone.donati@unipi.it

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