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Accelerator Physicist at FERMI Ref. A/16/04

Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.0/2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machine and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific interest. See http://www.elettra.eu for more information. A free-electron laser (FEL) based, fourth generation source - FERMI – is currently under commissioning. See http://www.elettra.eu/lightsources/fermi.html for more information.

Unique among the FEL sources currently operating in the ultraviolet and soft x-ray range worldwide, FERMI has been developed to provide fully coherent ultrashort (10-100 femtosecond) pulses with a peak brightness ten billion times higher than that made available by third-generation light sources. FERMI is opening unique opportunities for exploring the structure and transient states of condensed matter, soft matter and low-density matter using a variety of diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy techniques.The research activities in FEL and Accelerator Physics are performed, both theoretically and experimentally, to exploit the present capabilities offered by the machine and to develop new upgrades to the machine complex and new schemes for FEL generation.  
See http://www.elettra.eu/FERMI/ for more information.

Job Description: The successful candidate is expected to develop studies in electron beam dynamics and Free Electron Laser (FEL) theory, simulations and experiments relevant to ultrafast electron and x-ray generation at FERMI.He/she will be involved in the experimental activities on the FERMI Free Electron Laser (FEL) becoming a member of the FERMI Machine Physics team, while performing cutting edge research.
He/she will collaborate with the physics staff to the development of new concepts to enhance the capability and performance of the FERMI FELs and will contribute to the research and development of experiments with the x-ray FEL to advance the frontiers of physics. He/she will be involved in the operation of the facility and is expected to contribute to its further developments. He/she will be encouraged to develop and strengthen links with accelerator physics specialists from other international facilities.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline is required as well as experience in accelerator and FEL physics. Knowledge of accelerator design and beam dynamics codes, beam instrumentation, programming skills (Python, IDL, C++, Labview or Matlab) would be an important asset.
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together with the ability to interact with staff and facility users and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential.

The search will be opened on June 16, 2016 and will continue until July 3, 2016. The appointment envisioned is a fixed term contract of an initial period of 12 months.
The salary will be commensurate with previous experience and qualifications of the candidate.
Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, the names and contact information (including electronic mail) of at least two, and possibly three references.
We thank all applicants in advance.

Applications should be sent by e-mail (jobs@elettra.eu)

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Alessandro Fabris: alessandro fabris@elettra.eu
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