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Junior Mechanical Engineer in Zürich

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80%-100%, Zurich, temporary

Our Research Group for Exoplanets and Habitability at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics develops infrared instruments for the world's largest telescopes, both on ground and in space. One of our major running projects includes the development of a large cryostat for the METIS instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope, the biggest telescope on earth to be constructed by 2025.

Job description

The candidate would support the design and analysis efforts for this work-package in collaboration with the cryostat systems engineer, the international instrument team, the local engineering office and industrial partners. Further tasks may include thermal-mechanical design, development and test activities for other project involvements and the in-house infrastructure. The candidate will report to the head of instrumentation and will be fully integrated in the research group. This position is limited for two years, with the possibility for extension.

Your profile

Besides a university master degree in mechanical engineering and work experience of at least 2 years in instrument development, the candidate shall demonstrate proficiency in both structural analyses using ANSYS and mechanical CAD designs. Further skills in cryogenic and or opto-/mechanical engineering or astronomical instrumentation are of advantage. The candidate must be fluent in English and ideally in German and should have distinct interpersonal and communication skills.

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, copy of university degree, and contact details of referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. This position is open until filled and the starting date is negotiable.

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