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Lecturer in Accelerator Physics - Grade 7/8

University of Liverpool - Department of Physics

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £34,188 to £51,610 - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th August 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: 012382

Faculty of Science & Engineering

School of Physical Sciences

Grade 7 - £34,188 - £39,610 pa

Grade 8 - £40,792 – £51,610 pa

The University of Liverpool is seeking to recruit an outstanding candidate for a permanent Lectureship in the area of Accelerator Science with a specialisation in Free Electron Lasers. The UK is strongly involved in FELs around the world, including the XFEL in Germany, FERMI in Italy, SwissFEL and LCLS in the USA. Furthermore, establishing a Free Electron Laser in the UK is an expressed priority in terms of future research infrastructures. The UK is also home to the CLARA accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory, which provides unique R&D opportunities to enhance FEL performance.

This post will focus on R&D into FEL design and optimisation, critically examining performance enhancements in terms of achieving the best FEL output stability shot to shot, generation of flexible FEL output pulse structures, ultra-short photon pulses, and enhanced FEL output. Other areas of study include enhancements of peak power, generation of useful higher harmonics, as well as polarisation control.

Longer term and as part of their career development, the post holder will be expected to engage with the wider user community in terms of beam line design and optimisation, as well as experiment design and optimisation, thus exploiting the existing contact network of the Cockcroft Institute, Physics Department and the UK.

Candidates should have an excellent track record in accelerator science at international level supported by publications in refereed journals and other appropriate esteem factors such as invitations to speak or positions of responsibility. Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is highly desirable.

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