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Mechanical engineer for opto-mechanical design in LISA

Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) & Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 24/08/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mié, 15/09/2021


The Gravitational Astronomy group at the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) and Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE-CSIC) is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment sensors.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join the Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC, a multidisciplinary team with experts from a wide variety of fields, such as electronics, physics, and software, and with a long-term successful expertise in the field leading the Spanish contribution to the precursor mission, LISA Pathfinder.

The selected candidate will provide support in the mechanical definition of the LISA Data and Diagnostics Subsystem, currently in design phase. He/she will also support the team in the designs associated with the development of novel temperature sensors based in optical metrology, in the framework of an on-going ESA contract.

Our group promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Mechanical engineering, master or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of software for mechanical design and analysis, like Autodesk inventor, Solid works, NASTRAN, Comsol will be valued.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Previous experience with opto-mechanical setups will be valued.

Work Location: Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE), Bellaterra.

Duration: 12+ months

Documentation: Full CV, motivation letter, reference letters (if any), any relevant information that the applicant may consider appropriate to demonstrate expertise in the corresponding relevant technical fields and/or applications.

Interested candidates should send the required documentation to The position will be open until the appropriate candidate is selected, and the selection process will start 15 days after the publication date.

The successful candidate is expected to start in late September or early October.