Senior Accelerator Physicist
Salary: £39,748 - £44,166 per annum, relocation package available.
Allowances: £3000 specialist allowance per annum
Hours: Full time/Part Time
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
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ISIS is the spallation neutron source located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The accelerator facility delivers high intensity proton beams to two target stations to generate neutrons for condensed matter research. Operation and development of the accelerators requires advanced knowledge of beam dynamics and high levels of beam control. The Synchrotron group is looking for an accelerator physicist to join the team to undertake a substantial role in accelerator physics R&D and design work for next generation accelerator facilities, as well as supporting ISIS operations and developments.
- Lead topical areas of the accelerator physics R&D program, undertake research into high intensity proton beams. Apply results to optimisation of the existing and future machines.
- Learn how to operate the ISIS accelerator facilities and then join the team in setting up the high intensity beams for each user run. Involvement in experimental studies.
- Lead topical R&D areas of the ISIS II upgrade accelerator physics project designing new machines.
- Produce reports, publications, and present work at both internal, external and international events.
- Willingness to travel to conferences and for collaboration work both within the UK and internationally.
- To be able to work outside normal hours and be willing to take part in "on call" work as and when required.
- Work will also involve occasional time in radiation areas requiring the candidate to be a classified radiation worker.
Personal Skills and Attributes
- Good BSc or MPhys degree in physics
- PhD in relevant accelerator physics topics, or equivalent expertise
- Good knowledge of accelerator physics and related basic physics
- Relevant experience and demonstrated skills on practical or simulation physics R&D projects
- Good numerical and programming skills
- A genuine interest and enthusiasm for physics, particularly accelerator physics
- Be or become a classified radiation worker
- Willingness to occasionally work overtime or extended hours and to be "on-call" to support ISIS when suitably trained
- Experience in beam operations and optimization at an accelerator facility
- Experience with, and responsibility for developing, accelerator physics R&D projects
- Working knowledge and skills in programming languages: e.g. FORTRAN, Python, C++
- Experience with beam dynamics, EM simulation and modelling codes
- Demonstrated skills in experimental work, including real world acquisition of data and its interpretation, beam measurements
- Knowledge of beam dynamics issues for high intensity hadron beams
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Closing date - 29 Jan 20023