Job Vacancies for Beam Diagnostics Experts

Research Coordinator in Beam Diagnostics

T&B 049The QUASAR Group carries out a broad and interconnected research programme into advanced diagnostics for charged particle beams. This includes monitors for profile, intensity, beam loss and position measurements.

We are currently looking for an experienced researcher who will lead and coordinate our research into optical diagnostics for conventional and in particular so-called novel accelerators.

Work will include studies into emittance measurement in space charge dominated beams, pulse length and profile measurements for novel accelerators with a focus on the AWAKE experiment, as well as ultra-high resolution, high dynamic range profile measurements. Experimental measurement campaigns at partner institutions will be part of the role.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a long-standing background in beam diagnostics R&D, demonstrated by an excellent publication track record. Moreover, they should be experienced in working independently within an international environment. The demonstrated ability to train and supervise students will be an asset.

The application deadline is 11 July. The post is available until 23 September 2017 and application is via the following link:



Accelerator Diagnostic Electronics and Instrumentation Group Leader

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a talented engineer or physicist to take a leadership role in the broad activities of accelerator electronics, diagnostics and instrumentation within ASTeC.

This role will take technical responsibility for the stability and synchronization R&D program on the CLARA accelerator test facility, interfacing with ASTeC’s Accelerator Physics, RF and Laser systems specialists, who are developing femtosecond level beam arrival monitors, laser-based RF timing distribution and precision RF measurement and feedback systems. You will apply their electronics expertise to supporting and enhancing these diagnostic and low-level RF activities, and take a leading and defining role in the wider program to integrate the diagnostics systems into a global feedback and stabilization system.

Candidates should hold a master degree or PhD in engineering or physics, with a significant electronics emphasis and have a demonstrated track record in development and delivery of advanced electronics and instrumentation systems. Furthermore they need to demonstrate the ability to approach problems at a fundamental level, and lead and develop a systematic design and development team, as well as display excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.

The application deadline is 29th June. More information and how to apply can be found via the following link: