Cyclotron Engineer – PARTREC UMCG

36 hours a week
€ 3.202 - € 4.259

Closing date: December 10

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Job description

As a Cyclotron Engineer (operator) you operate the cyclotron for internal and external customers who want to perform irradiations. You will learn how to operate the cyclotron, how to maintain and improve various systems around the cyclotron and how to resolve malfunctions. The cyclotron has many sub-systems; cooling, compressed, vacuum systems, beam monitoring, Radiofrequency (RF), cryogenics as well as (control-)electronics (including PLCs) and power supplies for magnets. Within the position you can direct your own specialization to cover one or several of these areas. A few systems must remain in operation 24/7. After sufficient training you will be asked to join the emergency response team to react to any problem to these systems occurring outside of office hours.

Working environment

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the University of Groningen (UG) are joining forces in proton therapy R&D with the aim to create a world-class research program. The Particle Therapy research Center is a key facility for the radiation biology and medical physics research in this program. Its research capabilities are currently being expanded with a new infrastructure for image guided preclinical radiation biology research. The accelerator facility consists of the superconducting cyclotron (AGOR) that delivers beams of ions ranging from protons to bismuth ions with a variable energy to several experimental stations dedicated to specific types of experiments. The accelerator provides beams not only for medical research but also for research in subatomic physics and works in collaboration with industrial partners, on the topics of radiation hardness testing of electronic components and sensors. Our technical support team’s focus is to meet the current and future requirements of the local, national and international user community that depends on the accelerator and the associated experimental infrastructure for their research.

For more information about PARTEC see our website.

What do we need

  • You are an engineer looking for a challenging and versatile working environment: MBO-4/HBO Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Automation, or similar expertise.
  • You are solution-oriented.
  • You are prepared to work in an environment with ionizing radiation within the framework of legislation and regulations, which includes certification by taking a course during employment.
  • You are willing to work flexibly in day, evening, and night shifts and to participate in on-call services. These services are shared in an operational team.
  • You are willing to be part of the emergency response (BHV) team.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

A stimulating and creative working environment in a strongly developing research centre where you can learn a lot and apply your own knowledge and experience. It concerns an employment contract for the duration of one year (36 hours per week), with the prospect of extension. Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.259,- gross per month (scale 8), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). Compensation for working irregular hours and consignment services takes place in accordance with the aforementioned COLLECTIVE LABOUR AGREEMENT. The UMCG also has a work-from-home scheme, company fitness scheme and bicycle scheme.

For questions about the position

Any questions? Do contact us.

Jeroen Schwab coordinator operator group

How to apply

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 10 December 2023.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

You can apply for this position in English or Dutch.


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