The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías, IGFAE) requests applications for a position working on instrumentation for hadron therapy monitoring in relation with the project Coaxial Prompt Gamma-ray Monitoring.

You will join to a research team that have large experience in instrumentation for High Energy Physics, Particle and Nuclear Physics and related areas as Astrophysics, Medical Physics. Nowadays, working in hardware and firmware for large experimental facilities, such as CERN, GSI /FAIR, Pierre Auger Observatory and LIGO.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in electronics, telecommunication, automatics or related field.
  • Experience in PCB design with CAD tools like KiCAD or Altium.
  • Knowledge of VHDL and FPGA design.
  • C++ or Python programming.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Unix/Linux OS and LabVIEW.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, mainly in English.


Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías, IGFAE). Rúa de Xoaquín Díaz de Rábago, s/n, Campus Vida, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.


From December 2021 to October 2022. Possibility of incorporation in an engineering PhD program.


The application must be submitted electronically via the University of Santiago de Compostela website.
Reference number of the call: 2019-PG065.00

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Antonio Fernández Prieto, Edgar Lemos Cid.


The IGFAE at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a research institute accredited as María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science. It hosts around 130 researchers, including more than 20 postdocs, 40 PhD students and one ERC grantee. Researchers at IGFAE participate in experimental facilities such as CERN, LIGO, GSI/FAIR and the Pierre Auger Observatory.

The scientific research of the Institute is organized around three areas that are the basis for the strategic planning: The Standard Model to the Limits, Cosmic Particles and Fundamental Physics, and Nuclear Physics from the Lab to improve people’s health. A transversal line has been created recently to discuss the strategy for new opportunities in the field of international facilities. In addition, IGFAE activity is divided into an experimental and a theory section.

IGFAE provides a highly stimulating environment and unique professional career development opportunities. We offer training in soft skills to enhance future employability and career success of our researchers including technology transfer, entrepreneurship, dissemination, and equity/diversity perspective.

IGFAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and particularly welcomes applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities. IGFAE’s recently approved Equality and Diversity Plan is committed to increase the gender, geographic and minority balance within the institute. We offer flexible working schedule to reconcile a work and family life.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is a five-century institution located in Santiago de Compostela, a lively city known for its beautiful, historic architecture and the Camino de Santiago. Its Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela offers various facilities and services: accommodation, gym, sport activities, Spanish courses, cultural activities, etc.