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Senior Accelerator Physicist

The Science & Technology Facilities Council has a vacancy for a Senior Accelerator Physicist

  • Closing date: 06 Nov 2020
  • United Kingdom | Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Date posted: 14 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Discipline: Accelerators, neutron & light sources 

About us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

About the role

ISIS is the spallation neutron source located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The accelerator facility delivers high-intensity proton beams to two target stations to generate neutrons for condensed matter research. Operation and development of the accelerators requires advanced knowledge of beam dynamics and high levels of beam control. The Synchrotron group is looking for an accelerator physicist to join the team to undertake a substantial role in accelerator physics R&D and design work for next generation accelerator facilities, as well as supporting ISIS operations and developments.

About you

It is essential that you have BSc or MPhys degree in physics, PhD in relevant accelerator physics topics, or equivalent expertise.

You are expected to have relevant experience and demonstrated skills on practical or simulation physics R&D projects and a genuine interest and enthusiasm for physics, particularly accelerator physics.

You will also have excellent communication skills and an ability to work individually or as part of a team.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognizes and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent defined benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 6 November 2020.


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