The accelerator physics group carries out research towards future particle accelerators with special spotlight on the action of the accelerating electro-magnetic field on the particle beams and on the high power radio frequency (RF) systems required or needed to power the accelerating structures. The group is working together, collaborating since many years in the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project at the CERN laboratory for which the university has built a Two-beam Test Stand (TBTS). This test stand is now being used for research in the third generation CLIC Test Facility (CTF3) at CERN in Geneva. The group participates also in two free electron laser (FEL) projects at DESY in Hamburg, for which the University has built an optical replica synthesizer (ORS) for the free electron laser FLASH and will build a “laser heater” for the X-ray free electron laser XFEL, correspondingly. The group has in recent times started collaboration with the European Spallation Source (ESS) for which the university currently is strengthening, building up a superconducting RF test facility in Uppsala.
The PhD students will have the opportunity, prospect study the fundamental operational limits of future accelerators that are related to their RF accelerating structures and RF power generation systems. One significant predicament to study for the accelerating structures is the origin of RF discharges and the impact of these discharges on the particle beam. For the additional development of RF power generation systems, their active and passive high-power microwave components need to be studied. One important aim and objective with these studies is to enhance, develop the reliability and decrease the energy use, consumption of the accelerator.
We are seeking for qualified, enthusiastic and motivated candidates with a strong interest in calculation skill, techniques and experimental methods. The candidate shall have completed his or her MSc studies in physics or applied physics. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement in addition to the capacity to work both independently and in a team. For the carrying out of the research program the group members are required to work at overseas laboratories for shorter and longer period.
The PhD position covers a period of four years, additional information can be found at click here:
Uppsala University is endeavor to achieve a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff and Female are particularly invited to apply for this position.
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, know-how, CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, MSc thesis (or a draft thereof) and other documents which the applicant wishes to refer to. The applicant is invited to provide names and contact details of referees and/or attach recommendation letters.
Further information: Please contact!
- Roger Ruber,
Telephone: +41 22 767 9449 or
- Volker Ziemann,
Telephone: 070 4250398.
- Trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations),
Telephone: +46 18 471 5380,
- Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees),
Telephone: +46 18 471 1996 and
- Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees),
Telephone: +46 18 471 3315.
Application Deadline: 15 December 2012