Research fellowship:

Position: 12-month research fellowship (“assegno di ricerca”) starting no earlier than April 1st, 2024, at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia (Italy). Net monthly salary will be about 1730 euros.

Project: “Dielectric Optical accelerators for hEalth” (DOSE), funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research in the framework of the PRIN 2022 programme devoted to research projects characterized by national interest.

Description: Project DOSE aims at demonstrating particle acceleration in a compact high-gradient LINAC based on a hollow-core waveguide operating in W-band (around 100 GHz), where prototypes can be fabricated and experimentally characterized with reasonable cost and complexity. This in turn will bring to a considerable reduction of size and cost, and an improvement of robustness, reliability, and availability on a global scale with respect to metallic LINACs operated in S band which are currently used in medicine and healthcare.


·  Electromagnetic modelling and design of hollow-core waveguide particle accelerators (e.g. photonic crystal waveguides).

·  Research of relevant literature and trends in the field of dielectric accelerators.

·  Preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts for publication.

·  Interaction with the research team for fabrication and characterization of a prototype.

Required qualifications and skills:

·  MSc degree in Engineering, Physics, or related discipline.

·  Good written and oral communication skills in English.

·  Ability to work independently and in a team.

Preferred qualifications and skills:

·  PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, or related discipline.

·  Strong background in modelling and simulation of electromagnetic properties of micro- and/or nanostructures.

How to apply: Detailed information about this call can be found here. Applications can be electronically submitted through the PICA system before February 27th, 2024.  For more information feel free to contact by email the Principal Investigator of project DOSE, Prof. Andrea Locatelli (