Are you an Accelerator Physicist or Engineer experienced in the beam dynamics of lepton accelerator synchrotrons and colliders? Are you interested in taking an active role in the development of future accelerators for CERN and in particular of the Future Circular e+/e- collider (FCC-ee)? Join a dynamic team of applied physicists and have an impact in the design of FCC-ee, guide its optimisation and contribute to studies for other future particle colliders. Work at the heart of beam physics and operation, at the largest particle physics laboratory in the world: CERN. Take part!
You will join:
The Accelerators and Beam Physics (ABP) group, which is part of the Beams department (BE) and in charge of beam performance over the complete CERN accelerator chain from the source to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Group carries out Research & Development (R&D) activities on the upgrade of the LHC and its injectors, on the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC), Future Circular Colliders (FCC) and Muon Collider study, as well as on novel acceleration techniques (AWAKE).
The Lepton Accelerators and Facilities (LAF) section provides expertise in the field of lepton accelerators design, commissioning and operation, including accelerator test facilities. It is responsible for theoretical, numerical and experimental studies on the beam dynamics of future lepton accelerators and colliders and the study and design of new acceleration experiments based on proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration and related EU projects.
Following the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, CERN investigates the technical and financial feasibility of a future hadron collider with a centre-of-mass energy of at least 100 TeV and with an electron-positron (e+/e-) Higgs and electroweak factory as a possible first stage. Strengthening the corresponding accelerator R&D is one of the key elements of this endeavor in the ABP group, in particular with respect to the accelerator physics and associated beam dynamics of e+/e- ring colliders.
As an Accelerator Physicist you will take part in the R&D efforts for the optics design and parameter optimisation of FCC-ee
Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of physics or engineering or a related field.
The requirements for this position are:
The following experience would be considered an asset:
Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts, or the willingness to learn it. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.
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.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than midnight CET 4th January 2023.
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:
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: BE-ABP-LAF-2022-154-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Applied Physicist