Lecturer in Neutrino Physics

Imperial College London - Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Neutrino Physics, with the High Energy Physics Group in the Department of Physics. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise will add strength in the area of Long Baseline Neutrino (LBN) experiments.

The High Energy Physics Group has a strong experimental programme in the neutrino area with teams analysing data from the T2K and Super-Kamiokande experiments. We have been actively involved in T2K from the start and the current T2K International Co-Spokesperson is a member of the group. The group has a strong research and development programme for a high-pressure gas TPC neutrino detector and for physics design and optimisation of the future Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. There is also participation in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with SuperNEMO and leadership in both the search for sterile neutrinos with SoLid in Belgium. Accelerator activities include enhancing conventional neutrino beams and investigating new approaches such as nuSTORM.

The group also has major involvement with the CMS and LHCb experiments at the LHC, the MICE experiment in the UK, the search for dark matter with the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment in the US, a search for charged lepton flavour violation with COMET in Japan, and the future space-based gravity wave detector LISA. There are also significant accelerator, phenomenology and Grid computing programmes. Further details can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/high-energy-physics

The successful candidate will join the LBN activities and take a leading role in the design and construction of the next generation of LBN experiments. They will also strengthen the effort on the existing group analysis activities for the T2K and Super-Kamiokande experiments and the T2K-II upgrades. These experiments are pursuing the search for CP violation in the neutrino sector and, following the T2K-II upgrade, will continue to take beam data until 2026 at which point Hyper-Kamiokande will begin operation.

The successful candidate will have a good undergraduate degree and a PhD, or an equivalent level of qualifications and/or experience, in Physics, together with a portfolio of research publications commensurate with their career stage.  They will have a good understanding of the application of detector (or accelerator) technologies to measurements in particle and astroparticle physics, and a full awareness of the key issues in the area of Long Baseline Neutrino experiments and related topics, and possess the skills, both theoretical and experimental/observational, to investigate these. A proven record of extracting and publishing physics results from particle physics or particle astrophysics experiments, together with evidence of contributing to particle physics and astroparticle physics collaborations is essential.

The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement. Evidence of attracting research funding and/or bids for other financial support, or an equivalent measure of impact, is also essential. He or she must also have the potential to raise external research funding from UK, EU and other sources to maintain and enhance the College's activities in experimental particle physics research. They must be able to demonstrate evidence of being able to establish a coherent research activity of his/her own and of the potential to achieve national and international eminence in their chosen field or have an emerging international reputation.

The successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media. They will also be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the university level. Previous experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is essential.

The post is available immediately and the starting date will be by negotiation.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Paul Dauncey, Head of the High Energy Physics Group, either directly (email: p.dauncey@imperial.ac.uk) or via the HEP administration office (tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7823, or e-mail: paula.brown@imperial.ac.uk). 

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/

(please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NS2017145NT into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload the Lecturer (Clinical and Non-Clinical) application form and a CV.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact: Mrs Paula Brown, High Energy Group Administrator, (Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7823, or e-mail: paula.brown@imperial.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 30 October 2017 (Midday GMT)

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