Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Physics
4 Year Degree
Senior Accelerator Physicist - ISIS Intense Beams Group STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire Salary £37,415 - £44,072 (inclusive of allowance and dependent upon qualifications and experience) Full Time Ref: IRC241289
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About The Role
A Senior Accelerator Physicist is required to assist in a programme to develop the next generation of high-power proton accelerators. In particular, a design study recently started to explore ideas for an accelerator to drive a major ISIS facility upgrade.
Responsibilities of the role will include:
theoretical and experimental study of particle beam optics optimised for high intensity operation
the development of novel algorithms for modelling intense beam effects and validation of those algorithms against experimental data
close collaboration with UK-based and international colleagues to develop theoretical and experimental understanding of high power particle accelerators.
You will be required to work in a radiation area and be willing to travel both within the UK and overseas for meetings and experiments.
It is essential that you have PhD in physics or a related field.
You will have significant research experience at a university or in a national laboratory environment. You must have a good understanding of particle beam optics, especially high intensity hadron beams and a good mathematical background with experience of numerical techniques and computer modelling of particle beams.
Knowledge and experience of accelerator-related software such as MAD for optics modelling or Poisson/Superfish, FEM software for modelling devices is required
The ability to work in a small team with excellent interpersonal and communication skills is essential for this role.
Knowledge of circular hadron accelerators such as synchrotrons, cyclotrons and fixed field alternating gradient (FFAG) accelerators is beneficial as well as knowledge of hadron linear accelerators, both beam dynamics and RF structures.
An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (http://www.stfccareers.co.uk)
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