LHC Engineer-in-Charge

September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Summary: Are you interested in taking responsibility in the CERN Control Centre for the effective and safe operation of the LHC during commissioning, regular operation and machine development? CERN, take part!


As LHC Engineer-In-Charge in the BE-OP-LHC Section, you will:

* Be part of the 24-7 shift team that runs CERN's accelerator complex. During a typical LHC operation year each engineer-in-charge performs around 120, 8-hour shifts.

* On a shift rotation, take responsibility in the CERN Control Centre for the effective and safe operation of the LHC during commis sioning, regular operation and machine development.

* You will also be required to contribute to the Hardware Commissioning and Powering Test programs which precede periods of beam commissioning and subsequent operations with beam.

* Acquire a thorough knowledge of the various accelerator hardware systems and associated controls software, as well as the underlying accelerator physics of LHC operation.

* Participate to the safety organization of the LHC and to aspects related to LHC performance improvements, operational procedures and controls aspects.

* Outside of shift work, work in collaboration with the Beams Department, Acceleration Physics Group (BE-ABP) on beam optics developments for the LHC and HL-LHC.

The experience required for this post is:

* The main requirement for this post is experience in commissioning or operation of accelerators or accelerator systems.

The following would be an advantage:

* Demonstrated experience of accelerator physics.

* Experience with control systems and data analysis techniques.

* Experience with software engineering in a modern development language (JAVA, C++, Python).

* Experience with MAD-X and/or SIXTRACK simulation codes.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

* Knowledge of accelerator physics theory.

* Accelerator operation.

* Accelerator performance analysis and optimization.

* Knowledge of beam optics and single particle dynamics.

These functions require:

* Shift work, including nights, Sundays and public holidays.

* Work in radiation areas.

* Interventions in underground installations.

* A valid driving licence.

* Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when r equired by the needs of the Organization.


This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess