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Postdoctoral Fellow
Job ID #: 11938 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: Doctorate (Academic)
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes

SALARY RANGE:  $54,000 - $82,000 (PD)

Jefferson Lab is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators (CASA) and the Superconducting Radio Frequency Science R&D department (SRF R&D). Working under the general direction of CASA and SRF staff, the incumbent will participate in and support bunched beam electron cooling and other experiments, analyze the experimental data, as well as support development of the fast feedback systems for the JLEIC collider rings. He or she will design, construct and bench test an advanced electronic/RF device that will modulate the grid voltage of a thermionic DC gun at the CSRe ring at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP). The support of the bunch-by-bunch kicker systems includes developing requirements based on the evolving understanding of the storage ring impedances, system modeling, simulating and measuring the performance of prototype kickers and eventually characterizing prototypes of fast electronics and RF components.

The incumbent will interact with other members of CASA, SRF R&D and Engineering groups and external collaborators. It is expected that this incumbent will regularly document his or her results in technical reports, appropriate journals and conference proceedings. The incumbent will be required to travel to IMP as needed to set up and participate in future cooling experiments.

  • Ph. D degree in accelerator science or a closely related discipline is required
  • Following the direction of CASA,/SRF staff, design, simulate, construct and bench test an advanced electronic and RF device/system that will modulate the grid voltage of a thermionic DC gun.
  • Participate in bunched beam cooling and other experiments
  • Assist experiment data analyses and modeling simulation
  • Develop electronic system requirements, make RF measurements on devices and systems
  • Document and publish obtained results
  • Participate in JLEIC beam physics design study, and JLEIC related R&D activities.

• Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts
• Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models

• Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA/Jefferson Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Lab's equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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