The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a PhD in Accelerator Physics position.
The Accelerator Division is responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the ESS accelerator. The pulsed superconducting linac, to be built in Lund, will produce a 5 MW average power proton beam, driving the world’s most powerful neutron source. This project is to be carried out at Lund University, at the European Spallation Source in Lund and at LASA (Laboratory of Accelerators and Applied Superconductivity) in Milan, Italy. Two years of the project time will be spent at LASA in Milan. The student will collaborate with a group at LASA that is leading the world in the design of superconducting cavities for accelerators.
The thesis work covers the domain of multi-cell elliptical cavity design, manufacturing, and testing, for the high intensity proton linac of the ESS. The student will study the performance of the currently proposed cavity design, including developing estimations of the efficiency, peak fields, higher order modes, and the many mechanical properties that combine to determine the successful performance of these cavities. In addition, the student will develop and follow-through the quality control methodologies to ensure that the cavities meet requirements. Known manufacturing technologies will have to be included in the assessment to ensure optimal yield.
The position is a time limited position, of 4 years of full-time studies. Your work place will be at LASA in Milan, ESS and Lund University in Lund. Two years of the project time will be spent at LASA in Milan.
What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.
To be successful and perform well in this position, the right candidate has:
In the selection of the candidate, the following aspects are taken into account:
We truly believe that to enjoy and perform in this position, you consider these following competencies as a significant part of your character: You are initiative, creative and a teamplayer.
Please apply on our homage; http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 15th of February 2015. For further information regarding the position please contact Mats Lindroos at ESS/Lund University, firstname.lastname@example.org, Carlo Pagani at LASA email@example.com and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Kristina Bacos, firstname.lastname@example.org.