GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (F
acility for A
ntiproton and I
esearch), one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed each day to enabling world-class science.
The department “System Design”
within the subproject “SIS100/SIS18” is responsible for design and development as well as control of the heavy ion synchrotrons in the GSI and FAIR facilities. For this department we are seeking as early as possible an
Accelerator Physicist (m/f/d) for Synchrotron Modelling
Posting ID: 6330-19.113
The synchrotrons SIS18 and SIS18 are the core accelerators for production of primary beams within the FAIR facility. In our department “System Design” you will join a team of accelerator physicists and software developers working on design, development, commissioning, control, and monitoring of these machines. As accelerator physicist, you will play a key role in improving the physics modelling of the synchrotrons.
Qualifications and Skills
- You will perform beam dynamics simulations aimed at design and development, as well as optimization of operation of the synchrotrons, taking into account non-linear effects, especially for modelling third order resonant slow extraction.
- You will compile and maintain physical data for the control of the synchrotrons and guarantee the compatibility of device data with the physics model.
- For verifying and improving the machine models, you will analyse data obtained during operation of the synchrotrons. Furthermore, you will realise machine experiments with the goal of optimizing the operation of the synchrotrons, especially regarding the minimization of losses when operating the machines at highest intensities.
- Using your knowledge and experience with physical modelling, you will contribute to development and testing of algorithms for software-assisted measurement and feedback systems for beam-based monitoring, set-up, and optimization of the synchrotrons.
- You will contribute to improving the operation of the synchrotrons, taking part in on-call duty to support sustained operation of these machines.
- PhD in physics or a related field.
- Considerable knowledge in accelerator physics and demonstrated experience with simulation and operation of circular accelerators.
- Ideally, practical experience with operation of space charge dominated circular accelerators, in particular with respect to minimization of beam loss.
- Experience with ion optical simulation of non-linear effects in transverse beam dynamics is an asset.
- Experience with integration of physics models in software used to control accelerators would be an advantage.
- Structured and organized way of working with the goal of achieving results, as well as ability to advance projects constructively in a team.
- Business fluent English is mandatory, command of the German language would be an advantage, willingness to learn German is expected.
- Ability to prepare technical and scientific documents.
you a diversified and challenging job as part of an experienced project team in our internationally renowned research institute. More information about FAIR and GSI is available at www.gsi.de
The position will have an initial duration of 5 years with a very good perspective of being turned into permanent employment. Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).
GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.
Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.
If you consider the described scope of duties a personal challenge and are interested to work in an exciting international environment with a strong technical orientation, please send your complete application documents, including your salary expectations as well as information about the earliest possible starting date, while mentioning the posting-ID
, at the latest
until November 1st, 2019
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org