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Applied Physicist (BE-CSS-DSB-2022-94-LD)

CERN Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire
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Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of applied physics or accelerator science. or a related field.


Demonstrated experience in accelerator design, simulation or operation.
Proven experience for applying machine learning to research problems.
Proven experience with software development and analysis.
Initial experience with accelerator correction algorithms and measurement techniques.
Initial experience with numerical optimisation and optimal control techniques.
Technical competencies:

Knowledge and application of accelerator physics theory.
Analysis and optimization of accelerator performance.
Knowledge and application of beam production techniques: in particular control techniques (rings and transfer lines).
Development of application software: in Python: from complex numerical simulations and technical code development to small applications.
Knowledge/identification of relevant emerging ML/AI technologies.
Behavioural competencies:

Achieving results: Having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind.
Managing self: Taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen.
Solving problems: Being open to original ideas and creative options by which to address issues; continually driving change by seeking new ways to improve outcomes.
Demonstrating flexibility: Being willing to work on different projects simultaneously. Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.
Learning and sharing knowledge: Thinking "out of the box" and proposing fresh ideas, insights and methodologies. Sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer.
Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.

Additional Information
Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 12:00 midday 3rd October 2022.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
Job grade: 6-7

Job reference: BE-CSS-DSB-2022-94-LD

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