Applied Physicist (SY-BI-IQ-2023-67-LD)
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Closing date
- 14 Jun 2023
- Nuclear, fusion & energy
- Job type
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.
Are you a skilled applied physicist who is passionate about conceiving, designing and testing state of the art instrumentation for accelerators at the high energy and intensity frontier? CERN, take part!
You will join the Accelerator Systems Department (SY), which is responsible for the beam-related technical systems of the CERN accelerators. The SY teams design, build and operate equipment systems in all CERN accelerators, and are engaged in ambitious forward-looking R&D programmes.
The position will be in the Intensity and Tune monitoring Section (IQ) of the Beam Instrumentation Group .
You will take part in designing, manufacturing and commissioning of large and complex beam monitoring systems for the charged particle beams that are operated daily in the CERN accelerator complex.
As an Applied Physicist specialised in beam instrumentation systems, your main task will be to develop and test state-of-the-art beam monitoring systems for the CERN accelerator complex and for the next generation beam colliders, in particular the CERN Future Circular Collider (FCC) study mission.
The job will involve the:
- R&D on electro-optical beam monitors and beam induced radiation monitors;
- R&D on high energy photon and particle detectors;
- Validation of prototypes with test benches as well as beam tests;
- Supervision of students and post-doctoral fellows.
PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of applied physics or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in the following:
- Design and realisation of complex beam instruments using optical systems and/or lasers;
- Design of photon or particle detectors;
- Broadband pulse signal processing;
- Accelerator physics, with demonstrated ability in the field of analysis and optimization of beam instrumentation performance.
- Knowledge and application of electromagnetic radiation propagation and interaction with matter;
- Simulation, design and development of laser based systems;
- Simulation, design and development of optical systems;
- Simulation, design and development of (parts of) detectors;
- Simulation, design and development of data processing and analysis workflows.
- Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations;
- Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities;
- Demonstrating flexibility: demonstrating openness to new ideas and situations; being willing to work on different projects simultaneously;
- Solving problems: identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; finding the information needed to solve problems; making objective judgments based on all the facts available;
- Learning and sharing knowledge: thinking "out of the box" and proposing fresh ideas, insights and methodologies; learning from own successes and failures; sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer.
- Spoken and written English: the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations;
- Basic knowledge of French language 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.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than midday CEST 14th June 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:
- Work in Radiation Areas;
- Interventions in underground installations;
- A valid driving licence;
- Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: SY-BI-IQ-2023-67-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Applied Physicist
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