Target and Ion Source Physicist

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Company & location
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date
May 16, 2016
Last updated
Apr 28, 2016

As Target and Ion Source Physicist, you will:

  • Assure the production of approximately 30 target units per year with respect to the ISOLDE physics’ schedule.
  • Characterize and document the performance and production rate of all target units.
  • Participate in all aspects of target development for the enhancement of ion beam production and quality. Initiate innovative ideas for the production of new ion beams.
  • Provide input and feedback to technical and scientific committees with regards to ion beam production and techniques.
  • Stay informed about the physics program and machine performance both at ISOLDE and other radioactive ion beam institutes.
  • Supervise students and associates for R&D studies and support to operation.

Qualification required
Master’s degree in the field of applied physics, or equivalent.

The experience required for this post is:

  • The successful candidate will have good experience of working in a research facility.

Experience in the following fields are also desirable:

  • Ionization techniques.
  • Material science with emphasis on behaviour under extreme conditions.
  • Radiation detection methods.
  • Operation of target and ion source systems.
  • A knowledge of mechanical engineering, vacuum techniques and beam instrumentation would be an added advantage.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Design and development of beam sources.
  • Knowledge of radioactive decay and spectroscopy.
  • Knowledge of radio-chemistry.
  • Thermal analysis & modelling.
  • Organisation, planning and control.

The language competencies required are:

  • English and French: spoken and written, with the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations.

Eligibility conditions
Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 16.05.2016.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions
We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.
Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Read more about employment conditions

*Effective 1 September 2016, CERN will introduce a new career structure, the details of which shall be published in the Staff Rules and Regulations on that date.

Job benefits: Benefits package + Flexible working + Final-salary pension
Job ref: EN-STI-RBS-2016-47

Source: CERN Courier jobs

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