Physicist/engineer for RP studies for Physics Beyond Colliders

Recruiter
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
23 Nov 2022
Closes
23 Jan 2023

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

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Job Description

Physics Beyond Colliders (PBC) aims to explore the opportunities offered by CERN’s accelerator complex and infrastructure to get new insights into some of today’s outstanding questions in particle physics through projects complementary to high-energy. In this context, the radiation protection (RP) group provides support in the design and optimization, from the radiological point of view, of new PBC projects to ensure the safety of the personnel, public and environment.

You will perform and lead complex radiation transport studies for various PBC projects in CERN’s experimental areas and at the LHC accelerator based on simulations with the FLUKA Monte Carlo particle transport code and activation calculations with the ActiWiz code.  Moreover, as member of the respective project teams you will represent RP and contribute actively to the design and optimization of the facilities.

Qualifications

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Master’s degree and between 2 and 6 years’ experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in radiation protection or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Skills and/or knowledge:

  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulation codes for radiation transport, ideally FLUKA;
  • Knowledge of Radiation Protection principles;
  • Programming skills (e.g. Python, C++, FORTRAN) would be considered an asset;
  • Data analysis and presentation;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Information

What we offer:

  • An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.

How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.

The earliest expected start date for selected candidates is May 2023.

Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at  midnight (12.00 AM CEST).

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