Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
Facility For Rare Isotope BeamsDepartment:
Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
We are searching for a postdoctoral research associate to join the SRF Department in the FRIB Accelerator Systems Division. The research associate will work to develop next-generation SRF devices such as ultra-low-emittance SRF electron photo-injectors and FRIB energy upgrade SRF cavities and cryomodules. Both efforts are oriented toward pushing the limits of SRF technology. This work will be done under the supervision of FRIB SRF scientists and engineers at a state-of-the-art SRF facility at MSU.
Major Position Responsibilities Develop new surface preparation methods to improve the quality factor of low-beta coaxial cavities and medium-beta elliptical cavities.Characterize the performance of SRF cavities and subsystems via vertical and horizontal tests.Conceive and develop new ancillary devices for an SRF photo-injector cryomodule or the FRIB energy upgrade cryomodule.Conceive and develop new instrumentation and measurement systems for SRF cavity testing.Model and simulate new SRF devices, e.g. EM simulation of SRF cavities and EM/thermal analysis of RF couplers.Coordinate with clean room personnel and chemical engineers for SRF cavity surface preparation.Develop and/or improve cryomodule components and procedures for better cryomodule performance and reliability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Physics or closely related field
Minimum RequirementsPhD in Physics or closely related fieldDemonstrated knowledge of SRF technologyExcellent verbal, presentation, and technical report writing skillsEfficient collaboration within project teamsAbility to work with export controlled items
Desired QualificationsExperience with vertical testing of SRF cavitiesExperience with cryogenic instrumentation and high-power RFExperience with engineering software such as Labview and MatlabExperience with electromagnetic modeling software such as CST Microwave Studio
Required Application Materials
- Cover letter highlighting interest in and experience/expertise related to the open position
- Curriculum Vita including a complete list of publications and presentations
- Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation
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Advertised: Aug 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 3, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time