RF Engineer

Cheshire, Warrington, England
£31931.0 - £44166.0 per annum
11 Jan 2022
08 Feb 2022
UK Research & Innovation

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Radio Frequency Engineer

Salary: £31,931 - £44,166 (plus an additional responsibility allowance dependent on skills and experience)

Type: Permanent

Location: Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, Warrington, WA4 4AD

Closing Date: Sunday, 13th February 2022

Hours: Full Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)

Excellent opportunity for an experienced RF Engineer to work in a leading science environment offering exceptional employee benefits.

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations. At STFC you will belong to a community of experts who are driving science and technology forward. Our incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives.

STFC's Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC) undertakes particle accelerator design and operation for current and future 'Big Science' facilities. We work on numerous high profile projects with national and international partners, including CERN, Fermi National Laboratory (FNAL), and the European Spallation Source (ESS). The Radio Frequency (RF) and Cryogenics group within ASTeC designs, builds, develops and supports advanced RF and cryogenic systems for high-energy particle accelerators.

About the role

You will be part of a small team responsible for the development, procurement, commissioning and operation of high power RF systems for the various particle accelerator projects and be responsible for:

  • Upgrade, maintenance and operation of CLARA high power RF systems.
  • Operation and development of RF systems within the Linac Test Facility (LTF).
  • Design studies for high power RF systems on UK-XFEL and the Relativistic Ultra-fast Electron Diffraction and Imaging (RUEDI) accelerator.
  • RF support on the PIP-II programme including assisting with the procurement of high power couplers.
  • You will work closely with other RF engineers and scientists, mechanical designers and external contractors to continuously develop and improve these high power RF systems.

About you

You should be a highly motivated engineer or scientist, qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant science or engineering subject. You should also have experience with high power RF technologies and ideally have an interest in RF aspects of accelerators.

The role requires the candidate to work well in a team and to be able to operate independently. You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a highly organised approach to work, be innovative and inquisitive, with a desire to gain new skills in a broad range of areas.

Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter explaining why the candidate is suited to this position. Please supply the names and contact details of three referees when applying. For an informal discussion about this role please contact:

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