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Research Associates in Laser Plasma Interactions x 5

Salary:   £26,537 to £30,738
Closing Date:   Tuesday 05 April 2016
Interview Date:   Thursday 05 May 2016
Reference:  A1475

The Cockcroft Institute is significantly expanding its activity in novel methods of particle acceleration through new faculty appointments at Lancaster University (Physics Department) in laser-plasma interactions, enhanced partnership with the University of Strathclyde, national/international collaborations and access to world-class experimental facilities at SCAPA, CLF, Daresbury Laboratory and overseas.

High-intensity laser-plasma interaction physics is an area of research that combines significant intellectual challenges with new applications that could revolutionize many areas of science, technology and engineering. Plasma based particle accelerators have experimentally demonstrated acceleration gradients many orders of magnitude larger than conventional accelerator technology and could lead to either miniaturization of accelerators for science, industry and medicine or an economical way to leapfrog the current energy frontier in high energy physics. In high intensity matter interactions, prolific energetic radiation beams are produced with unprecedented temporal and spatial properties.

We invite applications in the following research areas:

• Laser Plasma Ion Acceleration
• High Intensity Laser-Plasma Physics
• Numerical Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators
• Laser Wakefield Acceleration and Radiation Generation
 • Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Please indicate which of the research areas you are interested in, if you don’t wish to state a preference you will be considered for all of the research areas.
You will hold (or soon hold) a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline and have a strong background in plasma physics. Experience with large-scale laser facilities (experimental positions) and/or scientific computing (numerical modeling position) is desirable.
Initial appointments will be for 2 years.

Interviews are likely to take place on 6 May 2016.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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