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Join a great team pushing the limits of accelerator-magnet test and measurement, to shape the future of CERN’s large accelerators. Take part!
You will join:
The Test and Magnetic Measurements Section (TM) of the Magnet, Superconductors and Cryostat Group (MSC), as part of the Technology Department (TE), in charge of the qualification of magnetic materials, testing of accelerator components, and magnetic measurements of normal and superconducting magnets. The TE-MSC group has the mandate to design, construct, and test superconducting as well as normal conducting magnets, and to integrate them in the CERN accelerator complex.
The mandate of the TM section includes the characterization of the magnetic field strength and homogeneity of new and existing accelerator magnets, along with electrical and power test of superconducting devices. This work is carried out by an interdisciplinary team of engineers/physicists, technicians, and students working in collaboration with magnet designers and beam physicists. To make these tests and measurements possible, and to achieve the accuracy required to control particle beams, we develop and maintain highly specialised, world-class test facilities, electronic instrumentation and magnetic sensors. To support magnetic measurements and analysis we develop software for data-acquisition and controls as well as magnet-design software based on finite/boundary elements. Latest developments have included generalized field descriptions, combining magnetic measurements with numerical field simulations. We are also responsible for the development and maintenance of real-time measurement systems that provide crucial feedback to various accelerator control systems.
As an electrical/electronic engineer or applied physicist in the TM section, you will take an active part in the work related to the test and magnetic measurements of normal and superconducting magnets, including:
After an initial period including on-the-job training, you will be expected to:
PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of electrical/electronic engineering or applied physics or a related field.
Proven experience in one of the following topics would be an asset.
Spoken and written English, ability to understand and speak French in professional situations.
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 05.09.2021 at 12:00PM CET.
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-MSC-TM-2021-76-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Electrical Engineer