Accelerator Physicist


High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V. is a high-tech company specialized in the development and manufacturing of custom-build linear DC particle accelerators for scientific and industrial applications. We are established in Amersfoort since 1959 and we have approximately 80 employees.

To further strengthen our physics department we are looking for an experienced and energetic

Accelerator Physicist

Job mission:

  • You will develop particle accelerator systems and related components with a multidisciplinary team of engineers. Your contribution will start during the concept design phase and will end with the design validation process. Your output will be translated into a product
  • Perform detailed calculations and simulations on ion beam transport, electrostatic or magnetostatic modeling of accelerator components and support/conduct tests for design validation
  • Create scientific output and present results to scientific communities


  • Master or Ph.D. degree in Physics preferred in Applied Physics with a background in Electrostatic Particle accelerators

Personal skills:

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral. Full professional proficiency English language required
  • Strong skills in concept design of vacuum equipment, prototyping and detail engineering
  • Decisive, responsible and pro-active attitude within the design/test team
  • Result driven with a “can do” spirit
  • Ability to perform under pressure with correct decision making
  • A strong hands-on approach. In addition to academic background, understanding the needs in equipment development


  • Product or prototype development preferably with affinity in electronics
  • High-tech scientific or industrial equipment
  • Cooperating with small multidisciplinary teams, while also being able to steer and lead them if necessary
  • Using relevant design tools (e.g. Matlab, Mathcad, 2D/3D finite element methods (Opera)) availbale for engineers/applied physicists (advantageous)
  • Design, testing and operation of accelerators and ion sources (highly advantageous)
  • Previous experience with electrostatic accelerators (highly advantageous)

What we offer:

  • A challenging and responsible position in a technically advanced working environment
  • Vast opportunities for personal development
  • A fraternal home base with an informal atmosphere
  • An attractive salary
  • Healthy work-life balance


  • Some travel might be required, but the job will be firmly based in Amersfoort
  • We will provide adequate training for strengthening your skills if required


  • To apply for this position, please send your CV and a Cover Letter by e-mail to
  • For more information contact: Belinda van der Pluijm (HRM), phone: +31-33-4619741