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Are you a motivated accelerator physicist in the field of injection and extraction? Do you relish a challenge? Join CERN’s Accelerator Beam Transfer Group to work in the field of beam transfer systems applied to the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. CERN, take part!
You will join:
The Beam Transfer Physics Section (TE-ABT-BTP), responsible for conceptual design studies of beam transfer systems for new and proposed accelerators, and for the commissioning, machine studies and operational follow-up of existing systems.
As Accelerator Physicist in the TE-ABT-BTP Section, you will:
- Participate in the daily operation and performance optimisation of existing facilities.
- Define parameters and simulate performance for the re-design or upgrade of existing beam transfer systems of the LHC and injector complex.
- Design of beam transfer systems for approved projects and studies.
- Coordinate and carry out the commissioning of existing, new or upgraded beam transfer systems.
- Perform, analyse and report on experimental Machine Development studies.
- Supervise master and PhD students and post-doctoral Fellows.
Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of accelerator physics, or other relevant applied physics domain, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in beam optics and related codes.
- Initial experience in injection and extraction methods and transfer line design.
- Experience in supervision of students would be an advantage.
- Knowledge and application of beam injection and extraction methods, beam transfer and dumping: beam injection and extraction methods, beam transfer and dumping.
- Simulation, design and development of primary and secondary beam lines.
- Analysis and optimization of accelerator performance.
- Knowledge and application of beam optics (rings and transfer lines).
- Use of Office software packages: use of scientific and engineering software packages.
- Managing self: taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen.
- Achieving results: being rigorous and producing quality results at first attempt.
- Solving problems: recognising what is essential; discriminating between important and peripheral information and being able to see the whole picture.
- Working in teams: debating at the table and engaging in constructive confrontation of ideas.
- Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.
- Spoken and written English: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts.
- Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations.
- Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.
Eligibility and closing date:
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States. (https://careers.cern/content/member-states)
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 30.09.2018.
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:
- Work in radiation areas.
- Interventions in underground installations.
- A valid driving licence is required.
- Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: TE-ABT-BTP-2018-56-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Applied Physicist
Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further