Three doctorate positions (m/f/d) in particle accelerator physics

TU Dortmund University

  • Germany
  • €Attractive
  • Academic - postdoc
  • Closing date 23 Jan 2020

Job ref: w87/1

With more than 6,300 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University shapes  prospects for the future: The cooperation between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies promotes both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. And it is not only the more than 34,300 students who benefit from that.

At the TU Dortmund University, three positions for scientific employees (m/f/d) are available starting at the earliest  possible date for a period of three years. These positions allow for research towards a dissertation at the Faculty of Physics.
According to public tariff regulations, the salary is based on tariff group E13 TV-L with 50% of the regular work time. An increase to 75 % within the employment period is intended.

Research in the field of accelerator physics will take place at the Center for Synchrotron Radiation which operates the  1.5 GeV electron storage ring DELTA as a synchrotron light source and for accelerator science studies. With excellent  instrumentation and a large fraction of beam time dedicated to accelerator physics, the storage ring offers ample  experimental opportunities to study beam dynamics and beam diagnostics as well as the interaction between relativistic electrons and laser radiation, which includes methods like Coherent Harmonic Generation (CHG) and Compton  backscattering. Furthermore, the first implementation of the seeding scheme Echo Enabled Harmonic Generation (EEHG) at a storage ring is planned in order to generate ultrashort radiation pulses in the extreme ultraviolet regime.

  • Simulations and experimental studies related to beam dynamics in storage rings (e.g., resonant phase space  islands, isochronous magnetic lattices), or
  • Contributions to the implementation of EEHG at DELTA and work towards EEHG applications at future  diffraction-limited storage rings, or
  • Research in coherent emission of terahertz radiation via laser-electron interaction and application of novel  diagnostics methods, e.g., electro-optical techniques. In addition, the positions may involve the preparation and conduction of courses (2 hours/week) as well as the  supervision of students.
  • Master-level university degree in physics or a closely related discipline (e.g., electrical engineering) with very good grades.
  • Genuine interest in accelerator physics. Experience in this field is advantageous, particularly at synchrotron light sources or free-electron lasers.
  • Motivation for interdisciplinary cooperation within a BMBF research project and with international partners.
  • Very good language skills, orally and in writing, in German and/or English.
TU Dortmund University strives to increase the number of women in academic research and therefore encourages women to apply. We explicitly note that applications of severely disabled persons are welcome.

Please send your application including copies of the usual documents by mail until 23 January 2020 stating reference number w87/19 to:

Prof. Dr. Shaukat Khan
TU Dortmund, Zentrum fuer Synchrotronstrahlung (DELTA)
Maria-Goeppert-Mayer-Str. 2
44227 Dortmund

If you have questions, please contact: shaukat.khan@tu-dortmund.de or phone +49 231 755-5399



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