The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR


FPGA developer for experiment control system and data acquisition
Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is constructing a new large-scale physical experiment for the research of thermonuclear fusion (tokamak COMPASS-U) and it is looking for developers to develop an experiment control system and systems for physics data acquisition.
Job description
  • control logic design (FPGA) for the experiment control system and data acquisition systems
  • code synthesis and implementation
  • cooperation with electrical engineers to develop control systems HW
  • code testing and debugging - simulation and measurement
  • writing of test scripts
  • integration of individual control systems into common tokamak control system
  • technical documentation writing
Required education
  • master degree in electrical engineering, IT
Knowledge and skills
  • knowledge of digital technology (combinational and sequential circuits, state machines)
  • knowledge of HDL (VHDL or Verilog)
  • experience with simulation (e.g., Vivado Simulator)
  • experience with laboratory instruments (oscilloscope, logic analyzer)
Required languages
  • English (upper-intermediate)
The advantage is
  • Xilinx platform knowledge, Vivado (ISE)
What we offer
  • full-time employment in a stable institution
  • work on a unique scientific project
  • five weeks of vacation, sick days
  • flexible start and end of working hours
  • meal tickets, benefits
Benefits: flexible start/end of work hours, meal coupons/eating contribution, five weeks holiday, corporate recreation facilities, training courses, employee loans, sick day, unpaid vacations
Length of employment: fixed term






Open scientific position for RP2 of the COMPASS-U project
Physicist for the development of optical diagnostics for the COMPASS-U tokamak
Description of the position
The Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IPP Prague) has initiated the construction of a new scientific experiment in the field of magnetic confinement fusion – the COMPASS Upgrade tokamak. The tokamak department is looking for a new staff member with wider skills and interests in physics, who will participate in the development of optical diagnostics tools like an effective ion charge (Zeff) diagnostic, infrared cameras for thermography and UV/USX spectrometers.
Work content
  • development of optical diagnostics for the COMPASS-U tokamak
  • close collaboration with physicists, mechanical engineers and technicians during design, assembly and testing phases
  • physics research using the completed diagnostics on the COMPASS-U tokamak
Requirements and skills
  • university education in physics or nuclear or physical engineering (Ph.D. level)
  • English - working knowledge
  • hands-on experience in plasma/fusion diagnostics, in spectroscopy or in optics
  • programming in Python, Matlab or IDL is beneficial
We offer
  • work within a young team on a unique scientific project
  • full-time job
  • flexible working hours
  • 5-week holidays and sick-days
If interested, please, send a motivation letter and a structured CV and to Recommendation letters are welcome.