POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (closing date January 15, 2023)

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (closing date January 15, 2023)


The Department of Physics at Swansea University (UK) are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Assistant to work on the Laser-hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Applications (LhARA) project. The role will involve work on the next generation of cancer therapy using ion beams. The project will develop novel ion beam capturing and focusing technology based on plasma lenses. The successful candidate will join the Atomic Molecular and Quantum Physics Research Group and will investigate confined electron plasmas in Penning-type traps using both experimental and numerical methods. The project is in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science at Swansea University and the broader, international LhARA collaboration.

More details about the department can be found here

More details about the LhARA project can be found here

The successful candidate must possess a first degree in Physics and a PhD in Experimental or Computational Physics and show evidence of the ability to lead and contribute to writing and publishing research papers, particularly for refereed journals. PhD level experience in particle trapping and imaging or experience of programming experimental control or numerical algorithms is desirable.

Vacancy details available here.