Improvement of beam optics and emittance measurements at SwissFEL

Your tasks

You will work to improve the emittance and optics measurements with a wire scanner. You will also investigate the option to do fast measurements with the screen by correcting its resolution in the measurement data analysis. To obtain the screen resolution, the beam size measurements from the wire scanner and the screen need to be compared. The graphic program for the emittance measurement (written in python) will be extended to accommodate the option of wire scanner measurements. We expect that this work will significantly improve the FEL performance after a standard machine setup due to a better optics matching.

Your profile

  • You are a physics, engineering or IT student (minimum 4 semesters)
  • You have basic skills in programming
  • You are motivated in performing programming tasks, and you have a general interest in the science or technology of particle accelerators
  • You are open-minded, communicative and enjoy working in an international team
  • You have not yet completed your Master’s thesis

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration.

The contract will be limited to 3 months.

For further information, please contact Philipp Dijkstal, phone +41 56 310 30 96.

Please submit your application online for the position as a Trainee (index no. 8122-T1).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Leandra Horn, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland