Engineer (m/f) (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / Diploma) - Cryogenics department (CRY)

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research - GSI - Helmholtz Association

Darmstadt, Germany

Starting date:


Job description:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensuring each day to conduct world-class science.

The Cryogenics department is responsible for the campus-wide supply of cryogenic and liquid helium. The Cryogenics department currently operates four refrigeration systems on the GSI campus. In addition, we are specifying the cryo-infrastructure for FAIR, one of the biggest challenges in this area in Europe today.



To assist this team, the Cryogenics department (CRY) is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Engineer (m/f) (B.Sc. / M.Sc. / Diploma)
Reference ID: 6240-18.177

with the orientation of physical engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering or comparable qualification.



Tasks include:

Participation in the operation of existing cryo plants Participation in the work package "Distribution System", the campus-wide distribution system for cryogenic helium Interface coordination between machine and civil construction in terms of transportation, assembly and collision avoidance with other installations Development of assembly strategies, maintenance and management of the time scheduleExperience in process engineering Knowledge of relevant standards, regulations and laws, in particular the Pressure Equipment Directive Good scientific and physical knowledge Ideally, experience in the field of cryogenics and helium liquefaction CAD software skills are appreciated High competence in conceptual work and design Team player with excellent communication skills Good knowledge of English and German language

The position is initially for 3 years. As part of the FAIR project, there are good prospects for a longer-term career.

Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

The department leader Dr. Holger Kollmus will be happy to provide further information (06159/71-1363 or

Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and
If you find this position interesting and challenging and would like to work in an exceptional, international, strongly technical environment, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the reference number above to the following address by December, 21st, 2018 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

or by email to: bewerbung(at)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-6240-18.177