Are you looking for unprecedented challenges in the world’s largest and most amazing scientific instrument? Do you have experience in carrying out studies based on low-temperature physics? Then join CERN central cryogenic laboratory. Take Part!
You will join the Cryogenics Group, and the Cryolab & Instrumentation (CI) Section, that is responsible for the CERN central cryogenic laboratory. This lab is a research facility for systems working in a temperature range down to 50 mK, equipped with about ten test stands. The research program is based on demands specified by the CERN community and is varying from short duration experiments (several days) up to subjects covered by complete PhD programs. The diversity of people working in the laboratory, from CERN employees to students, makes it a lively environment and an attractive place to work.
As a thermodynamic engineer/applied physicist in the Cryolab & Instrumentation (CI) section, you will be in direct contact with the users of the laboratory. In collaboration with them you will study the physical properties they are interested in by analysing low-temperature thermal(-hydraulic) data obtained either from dedicated experiments performed in the laboratory, from large scale components test or from accelerator operation data.
The design/fabrication or modification of the laboratory test stands shall mostly be done in collaboration with the Cryolab colleagues, while information on large-scale components tests and accelerator operation shall be harvested in collaboration with sections from within as well as external to the group. Every project has to be documented, and the results to be presented to the users. The guiding of technical students, PhD students or fellows participating to your studies, will be part of your responsibility.
The modelling and numerical thermo-hydraulic simulations for superconducting devices used in CERN facilities such accelerators and detectors
Your functions will include:
The candidate shall evolve to propose research and development projects and become subsequently responsible for the supervision of technical and academic collaborators.
Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in applied physics, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering or a related field.
The experience required for this post:
Spoken and written English: the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.
Eligibility and closing date:
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 12.07.2020.
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: TE-CRG-CI-2020-82-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Applied Physicist.
At an intergovernmental meeting of UNESCO in Paris in December 1951, the first resolution concerning the establishment of a European Council for Nuclear Research (in French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) was adopted.Two months later, an agreement was signed establishing the provisional Council – the acronym CERN was born.Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN's main area of research is particle physics. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
Physicists and engineers at CERN use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives us clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. We want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.
The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.