Research Associate in Laser-Plasma Acceleration

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Associate to work on developing next generation plasma-based accelerators in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science. The position will support the development of a high-rep rate compact accelerator using the HR sub-10fs laser on ELI-ALPS as well as other laser and accelerator developments.  

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00767
  • Date posted 5 October 2020
  • Closing date 4 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Associate to work on developing next generation plasma-based accelerators in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science. The position will support the development of a high-rep rate compact accelerator using the HR sub-10fs laser on ELI-ALPS as well as other laser and accelerator developments.

 

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to help produce independent and original research, submit publications to refereed journals and help with the administration of the research group. The work typically would involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research. You will have the opportunity to voluntarily undertake limited teaching duties in joint agreement with the Department of Physics. It is expected that you will use the position to develop their track record and research independence.

 

Essential requirements

You must meet the following criteria:

• Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the field of laser plasma acceleration, high-intensity laser development or other high intensity laser-matter interactions.

• Experience in developing plasma targetry or high intensity laser systems

• Experience operating and developing laser and plasma diagnostics

• A strong background in accelerator, plasma or laser physics

• Evidence of the ability to carry out original research and to produce scientific research papers

 

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For expression of interest please contact Professor Zulfikar Najmudin at z.najmudin@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Ms Azra Sabadosh, Senior Section Administrator, via a.sabadosh@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any technical queries please contact: recruitmenthub@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

Documents

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.