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August 2020

CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) has opened applications for the 2020 ATLAS PhD Grant. This special grant is designed for candidates preparing a doctoral thesis in particle physics (including computing for physics) to spend 18 months at CERN. Candidates may already have a thesis subject defined with their home university OR they may be looking for a thesis subject.


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June 2020

VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) has a number of research projects in elementary particle physics for postdoctoral researchers interested in developing a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (MSCA-IF) proposal.

VUB has dedicated support for MSCA-IF applications.

Research topics include:

  • FCC physics studies

  • Dark Matter at the LHC

  • Turning precise measurements at particle colliders into searches for new physics


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Contact: Prof. Dr. Freya Blekman



May 2020

Diamond Light Source (Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK) is seeking a skilled and experienced physicist to take up the key role of Head of the Accelerator Physics Group, responsible for the accelerator physics aspects of the operation, near-term and long-term development of the Diamond accelerators and, in particular, leading the accelerator physics studies for a major upgrade of the Diamond lattice (Diamond-II).


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Closing date for applications : 14 June 2020


April 2020

A number of job openings and positions in US research facilities are posted and regularly updated by the US Particle Accelerator School. 

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March 2020

The Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) is offering PhD positions in the field of Energy Recovery Linacs.

Possible research topics cover electron sources, injectors, SRF materials, controls, diagnostics, beam dynamics, or beam target interaction.

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CERN’s Beams Department is offering two PhD Doctoral student projects.

1. Impedance Mitigation Measures in the LHC Injection Chain

2. Longitudinal Beam Dynamics at Highest Intensity in the SPS

For more information contact or

Formal application via

Deadline 25/03/2020


February 2020

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) is seeking applications for two post-doctoral positions:

in the Radio Frequency group :

and the Beam Dynamics Group:


The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia, USA) is expanding its prestigious fellowship program in nuclear physics and accelerator science for early career physicists.

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The Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany) is seeking applications for three doctoral positions in accelerator physics at the DELTA synchrotron radiation source in Dortmund. The research topics cover storage ring beam dynamics, seeding with femtosecond laser pulses, and coherent emission of THz radiation.

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January 2020

The GANIL Heavy ion National Laboratory (Caen, France) has an opening for a postdoctoral position in the magnetic measurements of superconducting magnets, entitled "Magnetic characterization of superconducting magnets for S3 spectrometer"

The job description can be found at :


The University of Manchester (UK) is seeking applications for a 3.5-year PhD studentship starting in October 2020, under the supervision of Dr Rob Appleby (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester and Cockcroft Institute) and Dr Yannis Papaphillppou (CERN), to develop beam-beam simulations including machine non-linearities and noise for HL-LHC to explore proton long-term stability and machine performance.

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CIVIDEC Instrumentation GmbH (Vienna, Austria) has opened a 6-month fellowship position in the framework of  the H2020 AVA project ( ) in the field of radiation diagnostics for antimatter studies. Applications are welcome until March 30th from enthusiastic Master-level physicists or electrical engineers.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory  (Upton NY, USA) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Collider-Accelerator department. The job description can be found here:


December 2019

The University of Hawaii at Manoa   is looking to hire a junior faculty member in accelerator physics.

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Mevion Medical Systems (Littleton, MA, USA) is looking to hire an up and coming physicist to help maintain and develop the core accelerator technology in its proton therapy system.

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November 2019

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia, USA) is currently accepting applications for the Hermann Grunder Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accelerator Science.
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August 2019

IBA (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) has opened a position for an accelerator physicist in the Innovation and Development (ID) department.

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July 2019

The University of Melbourne is currently looking for a Research Fellow (for a fixed term position for three years), to join the Medical Accelerator Physics group:  (deadline to apply: 16 August)


June 2019

The Computing Division of ALBA Synchrotron (Barcelona) has opened 5 engineering positions: 

Electronics Enginee

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Controls Software Engineer

CD-CS-2019-02 -

IT System Administrator

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