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Would you like to work on cutting-edge accelerator technologies at the Advanced Wakefield Experiment (AWAKE)? The Advanced Wakefield Experiment, AWAKE is an accelerator R&D experiment at CERN to demonstrate for the first time ever plasma wakefield acceleration of electrons in wakefields driven by a proton bunch. AWAKE has now started into its next phase towards demonstrating accelerating electrons to high energies while preserving the beam quality to be eventually in the position to propose first particle physics experiments.
The project focuses on simulation studies and the design of Run 2 of the AWAKE experiment. The work includes the further development of plasma wakefield codes considering the long proton drive bunches, which is particularly challenging for AWAKE simulations. You will carry out new simulation studies on the witness electron bunch acceleration, the optimization of the electron, proton and plasma parameters as well as studies on the electron beam quality after acceleration. Another aspect is the evaluation of first acquired data in the current AWAKE Run and benchmarking of simulations results.You will also be involved in the general AWAKE simulation coordination and oversees the simulation efforts of the collaborating institutes.Qualifications
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The earliest expected start date for selected candidates is May 2023.
Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at midnight (12.00 AM CEST).