Researcher position in Accelerator Physics

Deadline 27.07.2018

University of Oslo

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About the position

One position as researcher (SKO 1109) in Accelerator Physics is available at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo, under the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The position is for a period of one year, with a preferred starting date of October 1, 2018. An extension of up to one year may be possible, pending confirmation of funding.

Job/project description

The particle physics community is studying the options for the next high-energy collider to complement the LHC. The CLIC project based at CERN is a study for a Multi-TeV electron-positron collider, using a novel two-beam acceleration scheme. The Oslo accelerator group studies aspects of the CLIC technology, including further development and tests of X-band wake field monitors, advanced focusing technology (active plasma lenses) and the performance of high-gradient accelerating structures.

The successful candidate will study these linear collider technology, with an emphasis on experimental studies in the CLEAR electron beam test facility at CERN. The candidate must therefore spend at least 50% of his/her working hours at CERN, Switzerland. The candidate will also be asked to contribute to the machine development of CLEAR, where relevant for the Oslo experiments. The candidate may also be asked to contribute to other accelerator activities in the Oslo group, including developments for the European Spallation Source, as needed.

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Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these positions will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The applicants must hold a PhD degree in accelerator physics. We are looking for a candidate with a good knowledge of linear colliders, and especially in the core topics of structure wakefield, active plasma lenses and/or high-gradient structure performance.

Previous working experience with electron test beams at CERN is an advantage. The candidate is expected to work independently, and to interface with the relevant parts of the CLIC collaboration where necessary.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 497 000 – 576 100 per year depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply


An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

The application must include:

  • Application letter including a description of scientific interests, and the motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
  • Complete list of publications and academic work
  • Up to five highlighted publications
  • Names and contact details of 1-2 references who have been asked to send reference letters

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the regulations for the use of researcher positions:

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

Contact information

For more information contact:

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +47 22 85 16 06.

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