Postdoctoral Research Assistant - ATLAS Experiment

University of Oxford - Particle Physics

The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is currently seeking a talented and highly qualified postdoctoral research assistant to work on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC on a 3-year fixed-term contract.

The post holder will be joining one of the largest and most prominent groups on the ATLAS experiment. Our effort is broadly focused on searches for new physics, the exploration of the Higgs sector, standard model measurements, and operational support of the ATLAS experiment. We also play a substantial role in the ATLAS Phase 2 Upgrade silicon tracker. The successful candidate will play a leading role in a team studying the decay of a Higgs to b-quarks final states. He/she will also provide operational support for the ATLAS Semiconductor Tracker to ensure it continues to operate well in conditions far harsher than it was designed for.

The position is full-time. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in particle physics. The post will be based in Geneva, Switzerland or in Oxford according to the preference of the successful candidate. When based in Oxford, teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a curriculum vita, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professor Daniela Bortoletto ( or Professor Ian Shipsey (

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 16 November 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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