Research Associate - Theoretical High Energy Physics

University College London - UCL Physics and Astronomy

The High Energy Physics (HEP) group at UCL has an opening for a Research Associate position funded via a STFC grant "Standard Model Phenomenology".

The successful applicant would be expected to perform research on the phenomenology of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and electroweak physics with an emphasis on Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) and Monte Carlo (MC) generators and their implications and consequences for collider physics. In particular there will be the opportunity to study the PDFs for Standard Model and possibly Beyond the Standard Model physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to explore topics related to Monte Carlo generators and potentially to work on the interface of PDF and Monte Carlo generator physics. The applicant will be expected to complement the current expertise in these areas, but also to help expand the research of the group into related fields.

The applicant would be expected to work with the other particle theory phenomenologists at UCL. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with the local experimental High Energy Physics (HEP) group, which is strong in many areas of LHC physics, and has overlapping interests in PDFs and MC simulations. The applicant should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in phenomenological theoretical particle physics.

This position is funded for 2 years in the first instance, with possible extension to one more year.

The successful applicant should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in Physics and expertise in theoretical particle physics and Standard Model phenomenology. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of and experience in particle physics phenomenology is essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1676689

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Khadija Bouzgan, k.bouzgan@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3943).

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. R. S. Thorne, robert.thorne@ucl.ac.uk  (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7030) or Dr K. Hamilton, keith.hamilton@ucl.ac.uk  (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3441).

Closing Date: 26 November 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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