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Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Radiation Effects Engineer

Expires: August 04, 2021


Job Overview

We are looking for a Radiation Effects Engineer, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to support the Component Space Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section.
Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Agency’s Projects in the field of EEE component Radiation Hardness Assurance;
  • Prepare and conduct 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;
  • Define 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;
  • Support the sections’ standardisation activities, particularly those involving general Radiation Hardness Assurance procedures, irradiation test guidelines (SEE, TID and Displacement Damage), modelling and simulation issues;
  • Conduct simulations of radiation effects in components and materials using suitable device physics based SW-tools and to produce new or improve existing models;
  • Coordinate such activities with internal and external partners and promote the results achieved in the form of publications, presentations and training to be provided.


Master degree or equivalent qualification in electrical/electronic engineering or (solid state) physics;
Substantial experience (minimum 4 years) in the field of radiation effects on semiconductor components and all aspects of irradiation testing;
Experienced in SEE rate prediction tools and have sufficient knowledge of the space environment to correctly employ these tools;
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;
Basic knowledge of component engineering and product assurance principles and modelling / simulation of radiation effects on EEE components for radiation hardening;
Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken; knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

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