Radio Frequency Engineer

£6685.26 - £9546.11 per month
04 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
CERN European
Job Type
Radio Frequency Engineer in the Beams Department (BE), Radiofrequency group (RF), Superconducting RF (SRF) section.

You will join:
  • The Beams Department (BE), which hosts the Groups responsible for beam generation, acceleration, diagnostics, controls and performance optimisation.
  • The Radio-Frequency (RF) Group of the BE department, responsible for the operation of all RF systems to accelerate and control the particle beams in all CERN synchrotrons and linear accelerators, including projects for future accelerators and upgrades to the existing installations.
  • The Superconducting RF Section within the RF Group, responsible for the construction, testing and operation of superconducting RF systems, components and related infrastructure.

Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD, or equivalent relevant experience, in the fields of electrical engineering or physics, or equivalent.

Experience and competencies

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Design of Superconducting RF.
  • Accelerator operation.
  • Commissioning and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Testing and qualification of RF components.

The language competencies required are:

  • Spoken and written English: ability to draw-up technical specifications documentation and/or scientific reports.
  • Good knowledge of French or willingness to acquire it rapidly.

Eligibility conditions

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and 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 29.10.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.