Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Duration: Fixed-term for up to 3 years

Experimental Particle Physics

The Birmingham Particle Physics group has a vacancy for a Research Fellow working on AIDA-2020 and the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing and testing CMOS-based sensors for particle physics application within the AIDA-2020 project and in in strip module assembly and mounting, performance studies, and DAQ for the ATLAS tracker upgrade.

The Particle Physics group currently has 12 academic staff, 15 post doctoral researchers, 3 support staff and 21 research students.  Our present activities include ATLAS and LHCb at the LHC, NA62 on the CERN SPS and the DUNE future long-baseline neutrino experiment. We have a newly opened 200m2 set of clean room facilities for silicon detector R&D and construction, and maintain a significant Tier 2 site on the UK GridPP contribution to LHC world-wide distributed computing.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is one of the largest in the UK, with a wide-ranging research portfolio, and is consistently highly ranked for excellence in both research and teaching.  It takes in around 130 undergraduates per year and has over 100 academic and research staff, 120 graduate students and 35 technical support staff.

A PhD in Particle Physics or related fields is essential for this post, and experience with particle physics detectors and associated analysis techniques is highly desirable.  The applicant must enjoy independent research as well as working in a team, and must be willing to travel and spend periods at CERN.  It is envisaged that the applicant would be initially based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and later at the University of Birmingham.

Potential applicants are encouraged to obtain further information about the post from:

Dr Steven Worm; worms@bham.ac.uk, or Dr Steve McMahon, steve.mcmahon@stfc.ac.uk

Closing date: 1 September 2017

Reference: 57141

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