J3254 Radiation Effects Engineer



A great opportunity for an experienced component engineer to join the Telespazio VEGA UK team on site at ESTEC, focusing on radiation tests (TID, DD, SEE) in EEE components.


To support the Component Space Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section, for the Agency’s Projects in the field of EEE component Radiation Hardness Assurance.


Responsibilities / Duties

The main duties of the role will include:

  • Preparing and conducting radiation tests campaigns including developing test set-up and subsequent data analysis, with emphasis on Total Ionising Dose (TID), Displacement Damage (DD) and Single Event Effect (SEE) on EEE components, test structures and materials in support of Agency’s projects, studies, evaluation, qualification or radiation hardening activities;
  • Defining relevant radiation studies, experimental and development activities (also including in- flight component radiation characterization experiments); to initiate and manage such activities implemented under ESA contracts;
  • Supporting the sections’ standardisation activities, particularly those involving general Radiation Hardness Assurance procedures, irradiation test guidelines (SEE, TID and Displacement Damage), modelling and simulation issues.
  • Conducting simulations of radiation effects in components and materials using suitable device physics based SW-tools and to produce new or improve existing models;
  • Coordinating such activities with internal and external partners and promoting the results achieved in the form of publications, presentations and training to be provided;


Qualifications / Experience

  • Masters degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Solid State Physics or related specialization (or equivalent).
  • Preferably Radiation Worker with radiation test experience

Essential Skills

  • Substantial experience in the field of radiation effects on semiconductor components and all aspects of irradiation testing.
  • Experience with SEE rate prediction tools and have sufficient knowledge of the space environment to correctly employ these tools.
  • 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.


  • Good English language skills
  • Positive, “can-do” approach to solving problems


Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Closing Date for applications is 22nd July 2019.


Location of the position is ESTEC, Netherlands.


To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@telespazio.com

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Competitive Package covering salary, generous holiday allowance, training plan and more


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


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