Researcher in superconducting RF accelerating cavities
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a researcher position to work with superconducting radio frequency (RF) accelerating cavities. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest department at Uppsala University with more than 400 employees and 11 different divisions, and is situated at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. The department is hosting the FREIA Laboratory, where research towards future particle accelerators is performed, with special focus on the European Spallation Source (ESS), the High Luminosity upgrade of the LHC at CERN and the development of free-electron lasers in Sweden.
The candidate is offered the possibility to work in an exciting modern research area and will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with leading experimental and theoretical groups locally as well as globally.
Description of Subject Area: The candidate will, in collaboration with other members of the FREIA Laboratory, work on the design and development of a advanced accelerators and instrumentation in general, and specifically on the development and validation of superconducting RF accelerating cavities and cryo-modules containing such cavities. New methods and new technologies need to be identified and accompanying developments need to be monitored.
Work Description: Development and validation of superconducting RF accelerating cavities and cryomodules containing such cavities. Regular presentations of the different development steps will be necessary, in the presence of specialists on the different topics, in Uppsala or at other laboratories. Assist in the operation and evaluation of experiments at the FREIA Laboratory. Actively contribute to outlook activities and education and supervision of students. Regular travel is required for national and international projects.
Prerequisites: The applicant must have a doctoral degree, at the start of employment, in physics or a related area, with at least four years of post-doctoral experience with development and evaluation of superconducting spoke cavities. Excellent capabilities to perform research shall be demonstrated through publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or at important conferences in the accelerator domain. Solid knowledge and experience with the software for simulation and evaluation of RF accelerator cavities is an advantage. We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in academic research, an interest to collaborate and exchange competences with other accelerator physics centers in Europe and who is willing to travel for that. Good oral and written proficiency in English and basic knowledge of Swedish is required, as well as the capacity to work both independently and in a team. The candidate shall take responsibility for the project, possibly assist in student supervision and education, be innovative and have a genuine interest in physics and technology.
Applications shall be submitted in English or Swedish and must include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, list of publications and other documents which the applicant wishes to claim. We ask that you clearly identify publications and provide names and contact details of at least two referees and/or attach recommendation letters.
Pay: According to individual qualifications.
Starting: As soon as possible, on a date mutually agreed upon.
Type of employment: Until further notice.
Working hours: 100 % (40 hrs/week)
For further information about the position, contact Roger Ruber, email@example.com +46-18-471 7710.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 16 september 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2683.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2683
Last application date: 2018-09-16
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