Institution: Lancaster University
United Kingdom
Description :

Applications are invited for a mechanical engineering position based at the Cockcroft Institute, Daresbury and belonging to the Engineering Department of Lancaster University.  A mechanical engineer is sought to participate in SRF crab cavity cryomodules for LHC upgrades. Crab cavities are RF systems that use transverse electromagnetic fields to align bunches prior to collision. Lancaster University, in collaboration with CERN, STFC Daresbury Laboratories, and various US labs have been developing the cavities & cryomodules and are currently in a manufacturing phase.  You will work as part of a team developing these cryomodule systems with a focus on the quality control of cryomodule components and vacuum systems. The job will include defining procedures for QA of components, performing vacuum and lifting tests, checking parts are within mechanical tolerances, visual inspections, dealing with nonconformities, and mechanical design and drawings of cryomodules and/or tooling. The post may also support RF cavity manufacturing on other projects at Lancaster university.

Ideally you should have experience in mechanical engineering after graduating in the areas of cryogenic or vacuum assembly processes, or quality assurance of cryogenic or vacuum components. You will be based at Daresbury Laboratory in the UK but frequent travel to CERN in Switzerland and to suppliers will be necessary. Excellent communication skills are essential.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is for 24 months,

Enquiries to Prof G. Burt

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups

Closing Date: 03 Jun 2022

Department: Research

Salary: £35,326 to £40,927

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