Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

The High Energy Physics Group in the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge has up to two vacancies for Postdoctoral Research Associates working on LHC phenomenology with starting dates around Oct 1, 2018. The positions will be funded by the ERC grant "New level of theoretical precision for LHC Run 2 and beyond" and will be part of the Centre for Precision Studies in Particle Physics at Cambridge.

The successful candidates will have a PhD (or doctoral thesis soon to be submitted). Additionally, the successful candidates will have expertise in precision calculations for hadron colliders (NLO and NNLO calculations, calculations of multiloop/multileg amplitudes and matching parton showers with higher order calculations) and/or high precision tests of the Standard Model relevant to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.

The successful candidates will benefit from the excellent academic atmosphere at Cambridge, computing and travel support, and from the Centre's dynamic visitor programme. He/she will be expected to interact closely with both the Experimental groups at the Cavendish Laboratory and the Theory groups at the Cavendish Laboratory and at DAMPT. Independent work, consistent with the Centre's overall goals, is also encouraged.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD).

The closing date for applications is 18th December 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV), covering note, list of publications and a statement of research interests together with the contact information of two referees.

Please quote reference KA13970 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Alexander Mitov:

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