Mechanical Engineer for FCC cryomodule studies

European Council for Nuclear Research
January 23, 2023
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Job Description

The FCCee machine requires machine architecture and layout studies of the SRF system in the machine RF points, and conceptual engineering design studies of the cryomodules.

Are you up for the challenge?

You will interact with the system specialists, including RF, cryogenics, vacuum, and civil engineering to elaborate mechanical installation layouts and conduct engineering design studies of the cryomodule.

The cryomodule design studies shall be focused on the integration of all the critical RF devices (cavities, couplers, HOMs, etc.) and cryogenic and vacuum systems for the cryomodule operation. The engineering design of the cryomodules shall be thermally optimized for very low cryogenic consumption and shall include cost-effective solutions for production of several hundreds of units.


Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Master's degree and between 2 and 6 years' experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in mechanical engineering or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.
  • Skills and/or knowledge:

  • Good mechanical engineering skills including design and calculations of mechanical systems (analytical and FE methods), precise tolerances and pressure vessels;
  • 3D & 2D technical drawing: ability to read/interpret technical drawings and ISO tolerancing;
  • Good knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques: precise machining and forming, vacuum brazing and electron beam welding;
  • Some knowledge of European safety norms for pressure vessels, knowledge of cryogenics, vacuum and superconductivity would be an additional asset.
  • Additional Information

    What we offer:

  • An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • How to Apply:

    You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.
  • 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).

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