Fellowship In Msca Eupraxia Doctoral Network

Universities and Institutes of Slovenia
January 31, 2023
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  • Organisation/Company: Instrumentation Technologies d.o.o.
  • Research Field: Engineering › Computer engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 31/01/2023 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Slovenia › Solkan
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/09/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: HE / MSCA
  • Reference Number: EuPRAXIA-DN
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 101073478
  • Development and Validation of an X-band Low Level Radio Frequency prototype for EuPRAXIA

    Low level radiofrequency (LLRF) systems are crucial for providing the required synchronization of RF stations and maintaining the required machine stability down to fs-level. Unfortunately, there are no industrial solutions for an X-band LLRF system, especially for what concerns the ability of processing and controlling pulses in the few 100 ns range. The current X-band LLRF prototypes, based on frequency conversion extensions from S-band, do not provide the necessary temperature stability nor the ability to control such short RF pulses. A new LLRF system needs to be therefore developed.

    With the support of the company engineers, the Fellow will develop a prototype for an X-band LLRF system, tailored to the challenging requirements of the EuPRAXIA@SPARCLAB application (link to the project). Once the system specifications have been confirmed on a test bench, a prototype will be used as a starting point for the development of a commercial instrument. The project will address the definition of the X-band LLRF concept, the selection of the optimal components, the design of prototypes, and their validation by means of laboratory measurement and verification at INFN-LNF in Frascati (Rome). A particular challenge will be meeting the demanding stability requirements within a broader bandwidth defined by shorter RF pulses, as well as schemes to compensate for any temperature variations which are more critical at higher frequencies. The Fellow will be expected to work closely with the one based at INFN-LNF throughout the network duration with frequent exchanges between sites.

    Furthermore, the Fellow will have access to the wide-ranging EuPRAXIA-DN training program which will include several international schools and workshops on plasma accelerator science and technology, as well as complementary skills.

    Benefits

    The EuPRAXIA Doctoral Network (EuPRAXIA-DN) is a new Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN), funded by the EU and the UKRI Guarantee Fund and offering 12 high level Fellowships between universities, research centers and industry that will carry out an interdisciplinary and cross-sector plasma accelerator research and training program for the new EuPRAXIA research infrastructure.

    The network will develop a range of scientific and technical innovations and provide a cutting-edge interdisciplinary training that is expected to boost the career prospects of its Fellows.

    Eligibility criteria

    Mobility Researchers can be of any nationality. They must comply with the rule for mobility.

    Researchers are normally required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network: at the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organizations or international organizations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers. However, the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference deadline for submission of proposals or recruitment by the host organization, depending on the action, in the same appointing organization.

    Selection process

    Applications will be collected by Ms. Vega Abrahamsberg (vega.abrahamsberg@i-tech.si), who will then organize a panel interview.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // www. eupraxia-dn.org/vacancies

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Good

    Skills/Qualifications

    We are looking for a dynamic, pro-active Ph.D. student who ideally has already gained hands-on experience in laboratory-based studies. Good knowledge of analog RF electronics, A/D conversion, and digital signal processing would be useful. Depending on the student's background and learning curve, the scope of the activities can be extended to the implementation of some FPGA code or high-level interfaces. A background in accelerator R&D will be an asset, however, comprehensive training in all relevant areas will be provided. Knowledge of the English language is mandatory, and knowledge of Italian is a plus.

    Specific Requirements

    Mobility requirement

    Researchers can be of any nationality. They must comply with the rule for mobility.

    Researchers are normally required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network:

    At the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

    Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organizations or international organizations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers. However, the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference deadline for submission of proposals or recruitment by the host organization, depending on the action, in the same appointing organization.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Instrumentation Technologies d.o.o.
  • Department: LIBERA - Solutions for particle accelerators
  • Organisation Type: Small Medium Enterprise, Start-up
  • Website: https:// www. i-tech.si/
  • E-Mail: vega.abrahamsberg@i-tech.si
  • Country: Slovenia
  • City: Solkan
  • Postal Code: 5250
  • Street: Velika pot 22
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