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Laser Scientist

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - Accelerator Science and Technology Centre

Location: Warrington
Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (plus annual role-based allowance)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 28th October 2021
Job Ref: 210000MN

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

We are looking for an outstanding Laser Scientist to join the Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC), based at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. This is a remarkable opportunity where you will work on the Relativistic Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Imaging (RUEDI) centre, supported by access to specialist laboratory facilities belonging to the Femtosecond Lasers and Timing group for concept testing.

What will you be doing?

You'll be working within a centre of excellence for research and development on advanced particle accelerators. Collaborating with the top particle accelerator laboratories around the world, you will help to deliver innovative and ground breaking research facilities, pushing the science and technology frontier ever forwards. You will be contributing to the design of the RUEDI accelerator photoinjector and femtosecond clock distribution, with a clear goal of generating technical material to support the formation of a conceptual design report in 2022-23, and technical design report in 2023-24. Should the RUEDI project be successfully reviewed and taken to construction, there is the possibility for the position to be made indefinite at the conclusion of the 24 month period.

What you’ll need to Succeed

  • Degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. Physics) with PhD or equivalent qualification
  • Practical experience in operating femtosecond laser systems and application of those systems for research and development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts effectively and concisely

What we will offer you

This post will provide you with an incredible opportunity for learning and development within your field. We also offer a whole host of benefits including; flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, free parking onsite, 30 days holiday (plus 10.5 public and privilege days), onsite health club and a number of other benefits.

How to apply

Please follow the below link to review the full details and apply.

Closing date 28th October 2021

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