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JUAS regularly receives information on career opportunities in the field of particle accelerators, which we happily communicate on the website and via social networks. 


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October 2021

Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL, USA), invites applications for up to two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the field of particle accelerator science and technology.

Deadline for applications : 15 December 2021

More information HERE


ALBA Synchrotron (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain) is seeking to recruit a scientist or engineer, with knowledge in Radiofrequency (RF), to be incorporated in the RF Group of ALBA.

Deadline for applications : 28 October 2021

More information HERE


August 2021

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the interdisciplinary team of the Laboratory of Particle Accelerator Physics to develop an innovative simulation framework for the design of Future Circular Colliders.

Deadline for applications : 15 September 2021

More information HERE


The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Newport News, Virginia, USA) has an opening in its Electrical Engineering Systems (EES) department for an Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Group Leader on the the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF).

Deadline for applications : 14 September 2021.

More information HERE 


July 2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK), has opened a 2-year fixed-term position for a talented Accelerator Physicist to conduct design studies for the planned RUEDI (Relativistic Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Imaging) national facility. 

Deadline for applications : 15 August 2021.

More information HERE  


June 2021

Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden), has opened a post-doctoral position in the magnetics design and quench simulations of Superconducting Magnets.

More information HERE 


The Canadian Light Source (Saskatoon, Canada)) is seeking a Accelerator Physicist responsible for the study, design, and optimization of the CLS and future CLS2 accelerator storage ring lattice and beam dynamics.

More information available HERE


May 2021

DESY (Hamburg, Germany) is seeking a Accelerator Physicist to take part in the design of the PETRA IV storage ring and injector complex; perform beam studies at the existing PETRA III facility; contribute to preparation of commissioning and operation of PETRA IV

More information available HERE


LPSC - Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (Grenoble, France) is offering a Post-doctoral fellow position in Beam Dynamics for high-power linear accelerators.

More information available HERE


The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State university (East Lansing MI, USA) is seeking a Research Associate to support the rare isotope beam production, separation and delivery to FRIB users.

More information available HERE


Elekta Instrument AB, (Stockholm, Sweden) is seeking a Senior Physicist/Physicist to join the engineering team in developing future radiation therapy devices.

More information available HERE     


Fermilab, (Batavia IL, USA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on beam-cooling tecnology.

More information available HERE    


LBNL- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA) is seeking an experienced mechanical engineer to support various accelerator facilities.

More information available HERE


April 2021

SOLEIL,  the French national synchrotron facility (Saclay, Paris) is offering a one-year renewable post-doctoral position "Studies and development of the storage ring lattice for the SOLEIL UPGRADE".

For more information, consult the SOLEIL website HERE


Bergoz Instrumentation (Saint-Genis Pouilly, France - close to CERN) is looking to recruit a permanent Project Manager - Instrumentation & Scientific Measurement to join its R&D team to develop and customize Non-Destructive Diagnostics instruments for low current measurements in particle accelerators.

For more information click HERE


Argonne Wakefield Accelerator Facility (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago IL) is recruiting an accelerator physicist with a focus on beam dynamics, control, machine learning, diagnostics available at both the postdoctoral  or junior-staff/full-staff  levels.


Argonne Wakefield Accelerator Facility (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago IL) is recruiting an accelerator RF physicist/engineer with a focus on advanced accelerators (e.g. compact accelerators, high-gradient structure development, wakefield acceleration) available at the postdoctoral  or junior-staff/full-staff  levels.


March 2021

ALBA Synchrotron (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain), is recruiting a Project Engineer to develop, design, mechanical and electromechanical Synchrotron and accelerator equipment, components and instrumentation for ALBA complex of accelerators and its beam lines.

For more information, click HERE


The Energy Group at General Atomics (San Diego, USA) has an immediate opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to support their Accelerator Technology R&D program by taking a leading role in designing and testing compact accelerator structures.

For more information, click  HERE


The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Uppsala University (Sweden) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to develop superconducting magnets at the FREIA Laboratory for the AWAKE project at CERN.

For more information click HERE


ALBA Synchrotron (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain), is recruiting a Vacuum Engineer to maintain and run the existing vacuum systems and contribute to the development of new vacuum systems for 5 new beam lines.

For more information click HERE


LBNL- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA) has an immediate and exciting opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division team (ATAP).

For more information, click HERE


SCK-CEN (Mol, Belgium) is recruiting an Electrical Engineer for Particle Accelerator Applications for the MINERVA project, assigned to topics including the signal acquisition of beam diagnostic devices, the vacuum system and the machine protection system or power converters.

For more information click HERE


Fermilab (Batavia IL, USA) has opened applications for the 2021 Peoples Fellowship program. These fellowships are for outstanding entry level accelerator physicists, specialists in accelerator technologies, and high energy physics postdocs who wish to embark in a new career in accelerator physics or technology.

More details about the fellowship can be found HERE 


SCK-CEN (Mol, Belgium) is recruiting its Head of the Accelerator Group for the MINERVA project, responsible for the acquisition and implementation of the proton accelerator (superconducting linac).

For more information click HERE


DESY (Hamburg, Germany) is seeking an experienced scientist/engineer to take on the Scientific lead and coordination of the PETRA IV work package on fast feedback controls and stabilization.

For more information click HERE


The Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) group at the Interuniversity Institute for High Energies (IIHE) (Brussels, Belgium) invites applications for a postdoctoral position within its the R&D team to develop novel dose monitoring systems for FLASH proton therapy applications.

For more information, click HERE


The Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) group at the Interuniversity Institute for High Energies (IIHE) (Brussels, Belgium) invites applications for a PhD student to join its R&D team to develop novel dose monitoring systems for FLASH proton therapy applications.

For more information, click HERE



February 2021

The Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science & Technology (Daresbury, UK) is offering fully funded PhD Studentships in physics and engineering to work on one of a number of exciting projects. As well as carrying out their research project, our postgraduates undertake additional training to develop the skills needed for later work in industry, research or academia.

For more information, click HERE



CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

The CERN Doctoral Student programme has published a PhD thesis proposal, “Layout of the Interaction region for e-p collisions in the FCC-eh Collider” under the supervision of Dr. Bernhard Holzer

See the proposal HERE

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January 2021

CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) is offering a number of doctoral research projects.

For more information :


Of particular interest to JUAS students ...

Numerical modelling of long term evolution of colliding beams in the Large Hadron Collider: In the LHC and HL-LHC colliders, the beam lifetime and the beam profile evolution are the results of the interplay of the several complex effects including beam-beam, noise and electron cloud. Recent code development in the field of tracking simulation, including the exploitation of GPUs, allows simulating those phenomena over timescales comparable with the LHC fill duration. The student will contribute to the further development and exploitation of these methods, aiming at a realistic modeling of the LHC beam evolution and a better understanding of the physical processes involved. The modeling should include bunch-by-bunch effects and dynamical variation of the machine configuration (e.g., “ADJUST” and “SQUEEZE” modes)..

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