The mission of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Technology Innovation Directorate (TID) is to consolidate SLAC's areas of core expertise, such as advanced instrumentation and RF technology, to better develop these capabilities and to leverage them for SLAC's user facilities and science programs. The Radiofrequency Accelerator Research (RFAR) group contributes to this mission through the development of novel radiofrequency (RF) structures and power sources. These structures enable advances across a broad array of accelerator facilities at SLAC, facilitating electron beam acceleration and manipulation. On a global scale, the technology under development in this group is addressing issues from cancer treatment to high bandwidth communications and imaging.
With its world-class faculty and staff of over 1200, SLAC works at the cutting edge of particle physics, beam physics, accelerator technology, and photon science. In support of its researchers, SLAC offers state of the art facilities for numerical computation, microwave measurement, metallurgy, metrology, fabrication, and lithography. There is also easy access to the vast resources of Silicon Valley in a research environment that is focused on pursuing technologies needed to build the most advanced particle accelerators.
Research Associate positions in accelerator science and nonlinear optics are now open at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy. Research areas include high-gradient acceleration, high-brightness electron beams, and free-electron lasers. Specific research topics underway span the range of mm-wave/THz accelerator technology, beam physics issues, engineering disciplines essential to contemporary and advanced accelerators, and laser based THz generation.
This opening is for a two-year appointment, renewable for a third year, conducting original research. The Research Associate will develop mm-wave/THz sources and accelerator technology under the supervision of Dr. E. Nanni. Furthermore, the successful candidate will perform design and experimental studies of accelerator technology at S, C and X-bands.
Ph.D. in physics or engineering is required
Must have knowledge of RF accelerator technology and electron beam dynamics or knowledge in nonlinear optics in particular THz generation
Highly proficient in Matlab or Mathematica
Must have a demonstrated ability to perform experimental work
Previous experience in radiofrequency engineering (preferred)
Previous experience with electromagnetic simulation software such as CST, Ansys HFSS or COMSOL (preferred)
Note: Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and names of three references for future letters of recommendation with the application.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary is commensurate with skills and experience. In addition, Stanford is committed to offering a competitive benefits package for its faculty, staff, retirees and their eligible dependents. From wide-ranging health and life coverage to attractive retirement savings programs, child care assistance and tuition grant benefit, Stanford strives to offer a benefits program befitting this world-class institution.
About Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, and operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, including the first hard X-ray free-electron laser. Research at SLAC explores the structure and function of matter and the properties of energy, space and time, at the... smallest and largest scales, all with the goal of solving problems facing society and advancing human knowledge.