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Position: PhD Student
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: PhD thesis in Applied Superconductivity on the Investigation of protection limits in Nb3Sn accelerator magnets; Development of vacuum impregnated winding samples for the experimental assessment of the maximum allowable hot spot temperature; Experimental evaluation and modeling of the failure mechanism; Development of alternative cable geometries for accelerator magnets; Publication of results in scientific journals and at international conferences
Requirements: You hold a Master degree in Physics or Engineering. Very good communication skills in English are also required. Experience in applied superconductivity and/or cryogenics is an asset, but not a mandatory requirement
   
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The Superconductivity Group of SPC is one of the leading European Laboratories for superconducting magnet development. We participate in the construction program of the ITER fusion reactor, the EUROfusion DEMO studies, as well as conductor R&D and other technology tasks in collaboration with CERN and Industry. To complement our team, we are looking for a motivated PhD Student Investigation of protection limits in Nb3Sn accelerator magnets Your tasks PhD thesis in Applied Superconductivity on the Investigation of protection limits in Nb3Sn accelerator magnets Development of vacuum impregnated winding samples for the experimental assessment of the maximum allowable hot spot temperature Experimental evaluation and modeling of the failure mechanism Development of alternative cable geometries for accelerator magnets Publication of results in scientific journals and at international conferences Your profile You hold a Master degree in Physics or Engineering. Very good communication skills in English are also required. Experience in applied superconductivity and/or cryogenics is an asset, but not a mandatory requirement. We offer The work will be carried out in the Superconductivity Group of the Swiss Plasma Center (SPC), which is located in the premises of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, northern Switzerland. PhD students are enrolled in the Physics Department of the School of Basic Sciences at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Salary and conditions of employment are according to the rules of EPFL for PhD students. For further information, please contact Dr Pierluigi Bruzzone, phone 41 56 310 43 63 e-mail: pierluigi.bruzzone@psi.ch To apply for a Ph.D. at SPC please fill-in this form SPC-PHD-Application-Form and send it together with Curriculum Vitae, Motivation letter, List of bachelor and master exams and grades, to spc.phd-application@epfl.ch Link "Apply online now" does not work for this position Apply online now Open sharing options top Footer Paul Scherrer Institut Forschungsstrasse 111 5232 Villigen PSI Switzerland How to find us Imprint Terms and Conditions Login Telephone: 41 56 310 21 11 Telefax: 41 56 310 21 99 Contact form Visitor Centre psi forum School Lab iLab (in German) Center for Proton Therapy Follow us: Twitter (in English) LinkedIn Youtube Issuu RSS Quicklinks Phone Book/People Search Digital User Office Technology transfer PSI Publications Computing Safety (in German) Job Opportunities Vocational Training (in German) Suppliers Customers E-Billing PSI Guesthouse PSI Gastronomie (in German) For the media Media Contact Media Releases Social Media Newsroom Facts and Figures PSI in brief Films DE EN FR
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