Senior Research/Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics

University of Sussex - Department of Physics & Astronomy

Salary range: Research Fellow II: starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum or Senior Research Fellow: starting at £49,149 and rising to £56,950 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme in collider physics. The position is to work primarily on the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades, with focus on the ATLAS trigger systems. The post-holder will also take a role in the group’s R&D activities, in view of future collider experiments, and contribute to impact-related activities stemming from ATLAS research (e.g., “big data” applications).

The post is funded as a core post on the group’s Consolidated Grant, awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The appointment is until 30 September 2019 initially, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

The Sussex ATLAS group, led by Prof. Antonella De Santo, counts five full-time academics, four other full-time post-doctoral researchers, and about ten PhD students. The group’s main technical responsibilities on ATLAS are on the High-Level Trigger and on future upgrades of the ATLAS trigger system. The group has a leading physics programme on ATLAS, with strong focus on new physics searches as well as on Standard Model physics analyses.

In addition to its involvement in ATLAS, the Sussex EPP group is renowned for its high-precision experimental tests of physics beyond the Standard Model, with focus on neutrinos and neutron EDM. Sussex is part of the SouthGrid Tier-2 and is one of the founding members of SEPnet.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics, or a closely related subject, and to have a strong track record of internationally recognised research at large-scale collider experiments. Informal enquiries about this position may be addressed to Prof. Antonella De Santo (

The Experimental Particle Physics group web site is

For full details and how to apply, see

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