Accelerator Physicist


Job description

As the Accelerator Physicist dealing with the linac functional analysis you will have the following main tasks and responsibilities within the Accelerator Group of the SCK-CEN:

  • acquire and maintain a full understanding of the MYRRHA linac functions through the combined interpretation of various model calculations (beam dynamics, error studies, LLRF simulations, reliability modeling, …);
  • closely interface with internal and external actors who perform simulations;
  • obtain detailed definitions of the linac operational modes and of the associated requirements on diagnostic tools in general;
  • perform corresponding risk analyses that will allow the elaboration of the Machine Protection System (MPS);
  • participate in the effective implementation of the MPS at the level of the global control system;
  • deal with integration: transpose the linac functional requirements to technical specifications of linac components, of linac auxiliary systems and of general services delivered by the building designers;
  • design relevant small scale experiments to be implemented on the prototype injecteor (5.9 MeV) and participate in their execution.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in Physics or Engineering;
  • a thorough understanding of accelerator physics and of related simulation tools (knowledge of Tracewin is a plus);
  • an excellent general knowledge of the technologies that are applied in particle accelerators;
  • some years of relevant experience at a particle accelerator based project;
  • good communication, coordination and reporting skills;
  • good interpersonal skills with an emphasis on team spirit;
  • given the international environment you have a very good level in oral and written English, knowledge of Dutch and French is an advantage or willing to follow language courses;
  • willing to travel (up to 15%), periods of one to two weeks leave are possible;
  • ready to accept an occasional activity outside of normal working hours.


Should you have any questions, please contact

Belmans Evi
+32 (0)14 33 25 82