List of possible job descriptions

DISCLAIMER: This list is not complete nor regularly updated.

Fellow position (Post-doc) on SINBAD linac.

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centers for particle accelerators. The SINBAD project will provide a long term infrastructure for accelerator research and development in the field of novel accelerating techniques for the realization of ultra-high gradients and the production of short electron bunches. The facility will also benefit from the construction of a conventional S-band linac (called SINBAD-ARES linac) providing ultra-short electron bunches with ultra low charges (sub-pC/few pC) and outstanding arrival time stability and quality.

The position:

  • Hold an important role in the commissioning of the SINBAD-ARES linac.
  • Writing routines for beam transport and data analysis.
  • Simulate e-bunch compression and acceleration along the SINBAD-ARES linac to benchmark experimental data.
  • Collaborate with experiments planning the use of the SINBAD-ARES beam to find optimal linac working point of the accelerator.
  • The work will be conducted in a stimulating environment open to world-wide collaboration and exchange.

 

Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in the accelerator physics domain is required.
  • Experience in machine shifts and experiments in the accelerator field are an asset.
  • Experience in using accelerator simulation tools is an asset (e.g. ASTRA, ELEGANT).
  • Self-initiative and positive attitude towards scientific discussions with colleagues are highly appreciated.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of the German language is not required but the willingness to learn it is an asset.

Posted online: 28.02.2017

PhD on SINBAD linac.

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centers for particle accelerators. The SINBAD project will provide a long term infrastructure for accelerator research and development in the field of novel accelerating techniques for the realization of ultra-high gradients and the production of short electron bunches. The facility will also benefit from the construction of a conventional S-band linac (called SINBAD-ARES linac) providing ultra-short electron bunches with ultra low charges (sub-pC/few pC) and outstanding arrival time stability and quality.

The position:

  • We offer a 3-year Ph.D. program in the field of development and commissioning of the photo-injector and linac for SINBAD.
  • The student will be required to take active part (e.g. in data analysis, optimization of the layout of the beam-line) to the hardware and beam commissioning of the photo-injector (laser, RF-gun, ...) for the SINBAD linac and its preparation.
  • The student will be required to study through the use of analytical methods and simulation codes possible upgrades of the linac layout: e.g. the introduction of Xband cavities for the linearization of the bunch compression and the diagnostics of the longitudinal phase space, or the production and compression of train of bunches.
  • The work will be conducted in a stimulating environment open to world-wide collaboration and exchange.

 

Requirements:

  • Master degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in the accelerator field is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of classical electrodynamics
  • Self-initiative and positive attitude towards scientific discussions with colleagues are highly appreciated.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of the German language is not required but the willingness to learn it is an asset.

Posted online: 28.02.2017

PhD position on dielectric structures.

The accelerator research group of DESY is currently setting up the dedicated accelerator R&D facility SINBAD to research on the production of ultra-short bunches and advanced acceleration schemes. In order to strengthen the team on acceleration with dielectric structures, one PhD position is opened. The DESY-ARD group is already involved in this topic as part of the ACHIP collaboration. The SINBAD-ARES-linac will be used as a test-sites with multiple laser labs of collaboration partners being directly adjacent.

This position is funded by the ARIES-EU program.

The position:

  • Performing of electro-magnetic field and beam dynamic simulations of the acceleration process. Special focus will be on tolerances and robustness to errors.
  • Production of dielectric structures and their characterization.
  • Collaboration with our local, national and international partners
  • Planning, setting up and execution of beam-experiments.
  • The work will be conducted in a stimulating environment open to world-wide collaboration and exchange.

 

Requirements:

  • Master in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in the accelerator physics domain is an asset.
  • Experience in the design of RF-components incl. simulation tools. (e.g. CST Studio) or accelerator simulation tools (e.g. ASTRA).
  • Profound knowledge of classical electrodynamics.

Posted online: 07.06.2017

Two PhD positions on THz dielectric structures.

The accelerator research group of DESY is part of the AXSIS collaboration which is currently developing a ultra-compact X-ray source based on acceleration in THz-driven dielectric-loaded waveguides. To strengthen out team, we are currently opening two PhD positions to contribute to the correct simulation of the accelerator and perform experiments.


The positions cover:

  • Perform electro-magnetic field and beam dynamic simulations of the accelerating structures for a novel accelerator concept based on THz-driven dielectric loaded waveguides as well as advanced photo-cathode designs.
  • Simulate the robustness with respect to realistic errors (fabrication tolerances, alignment, ...)
  • Investigate the potential of advanced structure designs with tailored dielectric loading or slotted waveguides.
  • Practical contribution to the experimental set-up will increase including RF-characterization of the fabricated structures, beam tests,...
  • The work will be conducted in a stimulating environment open to world-wide collaboration and exchange.


Requirements:

  • Master in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in the accelerator physics domain is an asset
  • Profound knowledge of classical electrodynamics.

Posted online 22.03.2017