|Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (known as Fermilab) seeks highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position focusing on instabilities in high power proton beams.|
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.
Successful delivery of intensity frontier science at Fermilab requires MW class particle beams. For these beams to be delivered reliably and with minimal losses, it is essential that the particle bunches remain stable.
Fermilab, an established world leader in research of beam instabilities, initiated a new dedicated research program investigating beam instabilities in rings. The research will characterize particle bunch instabilities in the presence of varying space charge and varying wake amplitudes. This will include an experimental program, which makes use of Fermilab's existing accelerator complex, along with a set of complementary simulations.
The position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.
• Perform accelerator studies focusing on beam instabilities.
• Contribute to development of hardware to excite, control and measure beam instabilities.
• Use Accelerator codes such as Synergia or PyHEADTAIL to simulate beam instabilities.
• Travel to conferences and present reports on your work.
• Abide by all environment, safety and health regulations.
Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
• Ph.D. in Experimental Physics or Engineering
• Knowledge of Accelerator and Computational Physics is preferred.
• Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Research Statement
• Publication List
• Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).
For general information about this position, please contact Rob Ainsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.