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Beam diagnostics engineer

Employer
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN)
Location
Boeretang 200, Belgium
Salary
Unspecified
Posting live until
6 Apr 2024

Job Details

Beam diagnostics engineer

  • work on beam diagnostic devices of a high power proton beam;
  • cooperate with industrial suppliers and collaborate with international partners;
  • challenging, multidisciplinary, and international environment;
  • permanent contract and attractive benefits.

We’re ready to build this accelerator. Are you?

MYRRHA will be the world’s first sub-critical, particle accelerator driven reactor, cooled by a lead-bismuth eutectic. Our main mission is to build MYRRHA and use it as a research reactor. But there’s still a lot of work to be done, such as constructing MINERVA – the project’s first phase that consists of a particle accelerator and a proton target facility. The commissioning of this accelerator facility is scheduled for 2026.Together with large teams of ambitious engineers and researchers, SCK•CEN wants to develop new medical radioisotopes and solve the nuclear waste issue. To help us achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for a Beam Diagnostics Engineer. In this position, you will help:

  • specify, design, validate, procure, integrate, commission and operate a wide range of beam diagnostic elements including beam interception devices and beam loss monitors;
  • cover all aspects ranging from identifying mechanical issues to the integration into the control system, with a strong emphasis on electronics aspects of these devices;
  • manage industrial suppliers and collaboration partners to deliver the components in time and budget;
  • ensure the beam diagnostic systems are in line with the requested exceptionally high reliability goals.

To join this frontier, you’ll need

  • Master’s degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechatronics or equivalent;
  • at least 3 years of demonstrated experience in analog and RF electronics, including: circuit design and techniques, signal integrity & conditioning, strong debugging skills, interfacing with digital electronics;
  • good knowledge of particle beam instrumentation or relevant field, including experience in data analysis for beam instrumentation;
  • comfortable with industry standards and regulations for project lifecycle management (write specifications, validation plans, quality assurance, etc.);
  • previous experience in integration and commissioning of complex systems or instruments in the field of particle accelerators is a strong asset;
  • strong oral and written communication skills in English.

Deadline 30/04/2024

Company

Belgian digital

We explore. Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We sound out the frontiers. We expand our knowledge in various nuclear areas. However many horizons we may explore, we always pursue the same objective: developing innovative applications for society.

Why work for us
At SCK CEN, we are on the forefront. By developing new knowledge and innovative applications, we move the line of what nuclear science can do for society. Each day, we are driven by a relentless ambition to build our expertise and achieve our goals. We are immersed in a world of unique technology, open discussion and discovery, together with other capable and curious minds.

SCK CEN works actively on the design and construction of a new multi-purpose research plant: MYRRHA (www.myrrha.be), which stands for Multi-purpose HYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications. MYRRHA is a versatile research infrastructure but above all, unique. It is the world’s first research reactor driven by a particle accelerator. The special feature of this unique configuration – Accelerator Driven System (ADS) – is the “subcritical” core of the reactor. The core does not have enough fissile material to spontaneously keep the chain reaction going.

So that’s why we have to build the most reliable super conducting high-power proton linac in the world. A linac can be designed with fewer interruptions in the beam’s proton flow than a cyclotron. While the accelerator will be almost 300 m long and reach 600 MeV proton beam energy in the final configuration, the first stage is limited to 100 MeV. This project part is called MINERVA and is in full development. It will allow the demonstration of the required reliability concepts and at the same time it will be used to deliver beam to users in two experimental irradiation facilities.

The aim is to be able to beam-commission the installation in 2027 so as to start with the development of innovative medical radioisotopes and perform fundamental research in physics. In the next phase, we will aim for an energy level of 600 MeV. In the third phase, the research reactor will be built. So we have a lot of work to do.

What we are looking for

Are you searching for a challenge that contributes to solving some of society’s most important issues, such as closing the nuclear fuel cycle, transforming the lives of cancer patients or conducting fundamental physics research? Don’t look any further and apply.


Location
Mol, Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Number of employees
850

Main areas of research
Nuclear, physics

Positions recently recruited for
We have recruited to a variety of positions in the accelerator field: vacuum engineers, power converter engineers, beam diagnostics engineers. We are now looking to recruit LLRF engineers, beam diagnostic engineers, supply chain manager and electrical engineers

How to apply
Apply online at www.sckcen.be/en/careers/vacancies

Closing date
All year round

Contact
E-mail tomas.sergooris@sckcen.be
www.sckcen.be

Company info
Website
Telephone
+32 (0)14 33 83 09
Location
Boeretang 200
B-2400
Belgium

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