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Research Associate in Superconducting RF Engineering

School of Engineering
Salary:   £29,619 to £34,308
Closing Date:   Sunday 19 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  0733-22-R

Applications are invited for a research associate to participate in the development of superconducting RF structures for particle accelerators. The post will be based at Daresbury Laboratory and belonging to the Engineering Department of Lancaster University and the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology.

The PDRA will join the internationally recognised group of RF engineers working on particle accelerators. The post will involve the experimental testing of thin-film-coated superconducting RF cavities, and simulations/design to support the testing. The Cockcroft Institute currently has systems for measuring DC magnetic field penetration, planar surface resistance, and coated cavities to measure superconducting samples provided by collaborators at Daresbury Laboratory and Liverpool University. This post would include development and commissioning of upgrades to these test stands or new test stands, operation of the existing test stands to measure SRF films, analysis of results, and testing of SRF cavities for other projects as required

Ideally applicants should have a PhD in a related subject and experience such as high field RF cavities or superconducting RF.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is for 24 months.

Enquiries to Dr H. Marks ( 

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