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Post-doctoral researcher in Accelerator Physics (M/W)

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- Français-- Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : lundi 9 octobre 2023

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Intitulé de l'offre : Post-doctoral researcher in Accelerator Physics (M/W) (H/F)
Référence : UMR9012-MARJOU-008
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : ORSAY
Date de publication : vendredi 15 septembre 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 12 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 janvier 2024
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Between €2932,85 and €3371.38 (gross monthly salary depending on experience)
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 4 années
Section(s) CN : Interactions, particles, nuclei, from laboratory to cosmos


The position is at “Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis Irène Joliot-Curie” (IJCLab), in the Beam Instrumentation, Manipulation and Physics team (BIMP) of the Accelerator division of the laboratory.

The work will mainly involve the design and detailed simulation/optimization studies of the positron sources and injectors of the current and future colliders such as SuperKEKB, FCC-ee, etc.. SuperKEKB is the e+e- collider based on the "nano-beam scheme" running at the Υ(4S) resonance energy to produce B meson pairs. The energy of the electron and positron beams are 7 GeV and 4 GeV respectively. This facility is an upgrade of the KEKB collider in order to increase the luminosity to 8x1035 cm-2s-1, which is 40 times higher in respect to KEKB. The FCC-ee is a high-luminosity, high-precision circular collider to be constructed in a new 100 km tunnel in the Geneva area. It is part of the Future Circular Collider design study at CERN, and would be the first step towards the long-term goal of a 100 TeV proton-proton collider. The physics case is well established and the FCC-ee operation is foreseen at 91 GeV (Z-pole), 160 GeV (W pair production threshold), 240 GeV (Higgs resonance) and 350 GeV (t-tbar threshold). Positron injector is one of the key elements of the e+e- colliders requiring special attention. Due to the large 6D production emittance and important thermal load in the production target, the positron source characteristics define many of the collider parameters. In this context, the candidate will carry out the detailed design studies of the positron injector for the FCC-ee in order to propose a reliable solution. This work will be done in close collaboration with KEK based on the studies and experience of SuperKEKB.


Part of the R&D activities on positron source at IJCLab are focus on the design and optimization of the FCC-ee positron injector system. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to work on the different positron production schemes taking into account the thermo-mechanical constraints imposed by the target material. Several options of the positron accelerating-capture system will be studied to arrive to an optimized and realistic design of the positron injector capable to deliver the FCC-ee design parameters. Thus, a positron source demonstrator for novel target and capture system using the 6 GeV linac of the SwissFEL facility at PSI will be realized to validate the proposed concept. Beam tests (KEK, MAMI, DESY…) are foreseen also to study the target materials and hybrid positron production scheme. This project is performed in close collaboration with CERN, PSI (Switzerland) and also may involve exchanges with KEK (Tsukuba, Japan).


- Knowledge of particle and/or accelerator physics
- Experience in computing (C++, MATLAB) and knowledge of relevant software packages such as GEANT4, FLUKA are required.
- Need of high-level skills in the accelerator design and beam optics.
- Skills in accelerator design and beam dynamics tools like ASTRA, MADX, Elegant, GPT…
- Ability to communicate and reason, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking
- Ability to learn and develop skills, flexibility and adaptability, creativity
- Languages: French and/or English (written/oral)
- Autonomy, organizational capacity and ability to report

Contexte de travail

IJCLab is a CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay and Université de Paris, laboratory located at the campus of the University Paris-Saclay at Orsay. The campus is conveniently located 20 km south of Paris and is easily reachable by regional train (35 mins)

The IJCLab staff consists of almost 560 permanent staff (340 engineers, technicians and administrative staff and 220 researchers and teacher-researchers) and around 200 non-permanent staff, including 120 doctoral students. The laboratory's research themes are nuclear physics, high-energy physics, theoretical physics, astroparticles, astrophysics and cosmology, particle accelerators, energy and the environment and health. IJCLab has very significant technical capacities (around 280 engineers and technicians) in all the major areas required to design, develop / implement the experimental devices necessary for its scientific activity, as well as the design, development and use of instruments.

The BIMP team of the Pole Accelerator is composed to 22 peoples engaged in various domains of the accelerator conception and associated projects like FCC, ThomX, MYRRHA, SPIRAL2, MLL-TRAP…

The candidate is expected to play an essential role in the R&D project group on positron source. This project group has a longstanding expertise in positron sources acquired through numerous studies and realizations that concerned fixed target experiments with positrons, positron sources for storage rings (ACO, DCI and SuperACO), and studies for e+e- circular (LEP, SuperB) and linear colliders (CLIC, ILC).

More information about FCC can be found at: https://fcc.web.cern.ch/

Le poste se situe dans un secteur relevant de la protection du potentiel scientifique et technique (PPST), et nécessite donc, conformément à la réglementation, que votre arrivée soit autorisée par l'autorité compétente du MESR.

Contraintes et risques

Short periods of travel within France and abroad should be expected

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