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Research Associate in Accelerator Science (Sustainable Technologies for Accelerators) - Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Department of Physics

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £38,205 to £44,264 Grade 7, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 069686

The Role:

A Postdoc position focusing on R&D into sustainable technologies for particle accelerators is available in the QUASAR Group at Liverpool University for an initial duration of 2 years.

The post will be based at the Cockcroft Institute on Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.

Our current activities in sustainable technologies include work on energy recovery linacs in projects such as PERLE, LHeC and FCC-ee, as well as R&D into beam instrumentation with a reduced energy footprint.

We are looking for candidates who will work closely with our strategic national and international partners and help make current and future particle accelerators more sustainable, meeting the challenges of the 21st century. We would particularly welcome candidates who have an emerging or existing track record in experimental sustainable accelerator technology, including sensors and detectors, magnets for accelerators, design and optimization of energy recovery linacs, or related areas;

Duties

  • Carrying out R&D into sustainable technologies for particle accelerators;
  • Disseminating all research outcomes internationally through journal articles, workshop and conference contributions;
  • Exploring route-to-market options for these technologies, working closely with our business development manager;
  • Building and strengthening links with collaboration partners, including participation in beamtimes at national and international research infrastructures; 
  • Opportunities for co-supervision of students and contributing to grant applications will be given.

The QUASAR Group wants to establish itself as a leading academic group and partner of choice in this important research area. You will be expected to work with other group members, partners from within the PERLE and FCC collaborations, colleagues from CERN, CNRS, STFC/ASTeC, as well as industry partners such as Teledyne e2v and D-Beam.

You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, i.e. Physics, Engineering or Computer Sciences.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis until June 2025 initially.

For full details and to apply online, please click the 'Apply' button, above.

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