Accelerator Physicist

  • Salary
  • Contract Type
  • Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hours
    40+ per week

As an Accelerator Physicist (Collective Effects) you will join:

- The Beams (BE) Department which is at the heart of the CERN accelerator complex and hosts the groups responsible for the beam generation, acceleration, diagnostics, controls and performance optimization.

- The Accelerators and Beam Physics (ABP) Group, responsible for beam performance from the source to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and carries out Research & Development (R&D) activities on the upgrade of the LHC, its injectors, and future colliders (CLIC and FCC).

- The Hadron Synchrotron Coherent effects (HSC) Section which is responsible for studying coherent effects and their mitigation by developing theoretical models, simulation codes and by conducting experimental research. Coherent transverse instabilities induced by beam coupling impedance and space charge, beam-beam, electron cloud effects and their interplay can limit the beam intensity and brightness and therefore the performance of the present and future CERN accelerators. An accurate theoretical description, precise models, realistic simulations and thorough benchmarking with dedicated experiments are required in order to assess the present and future performance limitations and devise cures, mitigation measures and the corresponding operational scenarios. ( is external)).

Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD, or equivalent relevant experience in the fields of physics or engineering, or equivalent.