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LLRF expert (Low-Level RF)

Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)

  • Belgium
  • €Attractive
  • Research facilities
  • Closing date 28 May 2020

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Location: Mol
  • implementation, commissioning and operation of the LLRF system of the high-power superconducting linac
  • compliance with the exceptionally high reliability requirements, e.g. by enabling the envisaged fast fault tolerance scheme of the main linac
  • master’s or PhD degree in electrical engineering or physics
  • experience with programming of embedded systems is required

We are ready to build our accelerator. Are you?

MYRRHA will be the world’s first sub-critical, particle accelerator-driven reactor to safely produce nuclear energy while solving the nuclear waste issue. But there’s still a lot of work to be done, such as constructing MINERVA – the project’s first implementation phase that consists of a 100 MeV high-power, superconducting particle accelerator and a proton target facility for the development of (new) medical radioisotopes.

The beam commissioning of this accelerator facility is scheduled for 2026. In this position, you will:
  • be responsible for the MicroTCA-based LLRF system of the MINERVA linear accelerator
  • develop the 352-MHz LLRF system together with collaboration partners, starting from an existing 176 MHz system (operational in our injector test stand)
  • have to ensure meeting the exceptionally high reliability requirements of the accelerator, e.g. by enabling the envisaged fast fault tolerance scheme of the main linac
  • install and commission the LLRF system, support the linac operation
  • align the interface with the other technical systems (RF, controls, operation)

To join this frontier, you'll need
  •     master’s or PhD degree in electrical engineering, physics or equivalent
  •     experience with programming of embedded systems
  •     experience in the development, implementation and operation of LLRF systems is a strong asset
  •     ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary, international environment
  •     good knowledge of English; knowledge of French/Dutch is considered an extra asset

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Contact
Tomas Sergooris
tomas.sergooris@sckcen.be
+32 (0)14 33 83 09

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