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Ref. A/18/03 Accelerator Physicist at FERMI
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international research center of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences.
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Application deadline: Nov 21
Location: Basovizza TS, Italy
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Ref. A/18/03 Accelerator Physicist at FERMI

Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.0/2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machine and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific interest. See for more information. A free-electron laser (FEL) based, fourth generation source - FERMI - is currently under commissioning. See for more information.
Unique among the FEL sources currently operating in the ultraviolet and soft x-ray range worldwide, FERMI has been developed to provide fully coherent ultrashort (20-100 femtosecond) pulses with a peak brightness ten billion times higher than that made available by third-generation light sources. FERMI is opening unique opportunities for exploring the structure and transient states of condensed matter, soft matter and low-density matter using a variety of diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy techniques. The research activities in FEL and Accelerator Physics are performed, both theoretically and experimentally, to exploit the present capabilities offered by the machine and to develop new upgrades to the machine complex and new schemes for FEL generation.
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Job Description:
We seek an accelerator physicist who will participate in the research activities of the FERMI facility. One important current objective of machine physics activities at FERMI is to explore methods to reduce the duration of the FEL pulses on to sub-15 fs range.
The successful candidate will develop simulations and propose new experiments to define the best strategy to accomplish the above objective and propose techniques for the determination of the pulse duration. He/she will then supervise the practical implementation of the selected  technique, in collaboration with the FERMI laser group.
As for the other members of the FERMI machine physics team, he/she will be involved also in the experimental cutting-edge research activities of FERMI.
He/she will be encouraged to develop and strengthen links with accelerator physics specialists at other international facilities.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline is required as well as experience in accelerator and FEL physics. Knowledge of accelerator design and beam dynamics codes, beam instrumentation, programming skills (Python, IDL, C++, Labview or Matlab) would be an important asset.
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together with the ability to interact with staff and facility users and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential.

The deadline for the submission of application is November 21st, 2018.

The appointment envisioned is a fixed term contract of a duration of 24  months.The salary will be commensurate with previous experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, the names and contact information (including electronic mail) of at least two references.

We thank all applicants in advance.

Applications should be sent by e-mail:

For more information, please contact Dr. Alessandro 

The position number A/18/03 should be clearly written on the application. The application must be accompanied by the following signed statement:
"The undersigned authorizes Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. to handle his/her personal data for the purpose associated with the present announcement, within the meaning of Italian D.Lgs. 196/03".

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