EU H2020 Compact Light Project

Deadline: 2018/05/06


Compact Light is an European project with the key objective of demonstrating, through a conceptual 
design, the feasibility of an innovative, compact and cost effective Free Electron Laser (FEL) 
facility in the soft and hard X-ray ranges (


The selected candidate will take part of the international Compact Light project team, in particular 
he/she will collaborate with the beam dynamics working group. The mission of this group is to 
provide the parameters of the FEL that will determine its beam structure, lattice, geometric layout, 
mechanical tolerances, magnetic transverse focusing and required diagnostics. He/she will make use 
of simulation codes to perform start to end simulations to evaluate the facility performance. The 
outcome of the simulations will constitute the basis for the design of all subcomponents of the 
Compact Light project.

The position is placed at the Accelerators Division of the ALBA Synchrotron in Barcelona. 
Willingness to travel is required to attend occasionally the regular Compact Light project meetings 

The duration of the position is of two years.


Profile: We look forward to an outstanding candidate with experience in beam dynamics simulations of 
FELs. Of great importance are the motivation and the ability to move a project forward, when working 
alone and when collaborating with a team.
Evaluation criteria: 
-	PhD in accelerator physics or equivalent experience related to the project.
-	Experience in beam dynamics simulations of FEL.
-	Programming skills in codes for electron beam simulations.
-	Good level of English, written and spoken.
-	Good interpersonal skills and capabilities to work in a group.
-	Experience in accelerator operation.

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