Within the framework of an existing research cooperation between the IMA and CERN, there is the possibility to pursue a PhD in the field of reliability engineering at CERN. Supervision is provided by the Reliability Engineering Department at the IMA.
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter. Power electronic converters are a building block of CERN’s cutting-edge particle accelerator systems and, thus, a fundamental to support the forefront of science. The Electrical Power Converter (EPC) group at CERN oversees the design, development, procurement, construction installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical power systems for all accelerators, transfer lines, experimental areas, and test facilities. While Power Converters already have several applications in different fields, the requirements of CERN systems differ from what is usually found elsewhere in terms of reliability, precision, and robustness, all important pillars to support CERN activities and experiments.
Further details can be found in the attached job description.
Interested candidates and applicants should contact Martin Dazer (contact: see below) prior to applying via the CERN Portal.