Senior Accelerator Physicist

ISIS is the world’s leading pulsed neutron and muon source for research in the physical and life sciences. Situated at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the accelerator based facility provides research into physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering and biology and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

The ISIS Intense Beams Group plays a leading role in studying beam dynamics behaviour in high intensity and high energy hadron accelerators. Working closely with colleagues in ISIS and laboratories such as CERN, ESS, Fermilab and J-PARC, we are leaders in the development of synchrotron-based and Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) proton and ion accelerators.

A Senior Accelerator Physicist is sought to assist in a programme to develop the next generation of high-power proton accelerators. In particular, a design study recently started to explore ideas for an accelerator to drive a major ISIS facility upgrade, and the successful candidate can expect to be involved in this project.

List of Duties/Responsibilities

The work will include:

  • theoretical and experimental study of particle beam optics optimised for high intensity operation
  • the development of novel algorithms for modelling intense beam effects, and validation of those algorithms against experimental data
  • close collaboration with UK-based and international colleagues to develop theoretical and experimental understanding of high power particle accelerators.

Any Other Relevant Information

You must be:

  • willing to work in radiation areas (classified radiation status)
  • willing to travel abroad (attend conferences, etc.).

For more information and to apply, click here.

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