Postdoc Accelerator Physics / Conceptual Design MLS2

Website HZB_BESSY Bessy II (at HZB)

Reference No.: BE 2021/9

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) operates the synchrotron radiation facility BESSY II as well as the Metrology Light Source (MLS), owned by the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin-Adlershof, for an international user community from research and industry..
The Institute for Accelerator – Operation, Development and Technology operate and drive the development of these user facilities. More than hundred technicians, engineers and physicists work in a creative environment to guarantee reliable and highest quality user operation of up to 5000h per year and to advance the capabilities of the accelerators to serve the rising demands of our users. Together with our partners in HZB´s accelerator division we pursue R&D in accelerator science and technology, e.g. develop concepts and technologies for SRF applications in storage rings or generation and usage of high brilliance electron beams in our SRF photo injector test facility, as well as the development of conceptional designs for the envisaged successor facilities BESSY III and MLS2.
To support us in these tasks, we are looking for you as a Postdoc of Accelerator Physics to make significant contributions to the MLS2 CDR.

Your tasks will be

  • To analyze the requests of PTB according required MLS2 performance and to translate them into accelerator parameters
  • To contribute to the development and characterization of lattice options for the MLS2
  • To develop, together with our engineers, concepts of the technical implementation of MLS2, e.g. in the field of magnet systems, RF-systems, Diagnostics, Feedback, Vacuum Systems etc.
  • To make significant contributions to beam dynamics studies of existing and future electron storage ring based light sources, both from a theoretical as from an experimental side.
  • To perform data-analysis on simulated and measured data
  • To develop of simulation codes, commissioning tools and data-analysis packages

Your profile

  • Completed PhD in physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent research fields
  • In depth knowledge in Accelerator Science and Technology, with special emphasis on electron storage rings
  • Experience in beam optics and beam dynamic studies (experimental and theoretical)
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one relevant technology field: magnets & power supplies, RF systems, diagnostics, feedbacks, vacuum systems, magnet girder and alignment etc.
  • Hands on experience in the operation of electron storage rings would be a great asset
  • Familiarity with common tracking codes used in accelerator physics (Elegant, MADX/PTC, OCELOT, TRACY) combined with coding and software development experience (preferably Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, C++, FORTRAN)
  • Result-oriented and problem-solving mindset while being able to work well in a team
  • Excellent English skills in speech and writing (at least C1-level)

Your benefits at HZB

  • You will be part of one of the largest non-university research institutions in Berlin, which is an international, multi-faceted organization that offers access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and promotes networking and exchange within the Helmholtz Association and beyond
  • A challenging and mission-critical role in a highly attractive work environment with access to state-of-the-art accelerator infrastructure
  • An interdisciplinary, collegial and supportive work environment
  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours, mobile working (3 days/week), and consultation services on compatibility issues
  • Offers of professional development through internal and external training opportunities
  • Extensive social benefits, e.g. company pension scheme, company health management, company sports etc.
  • and a diverse, motivated team that is looking forward to working with you!

Fixed term contract for 36 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 31.08.2021. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude are given preference.

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