Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Neutrino Interactions

University of Oxford - Particle Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Particle Physics. The full-time post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years. The candidate will be based in Oxford.

This project will deal with detailed studies of the effects of corrections due to complex effects of inter-nucleon interactions on the cross-sections for neutrino interactions, and the effects of these complex nuclear effects on the outgoing particles arising from neutrino interactions. 

The successful candidate will carry out studies to model, understand and reduce the systematic uncertainties due to our poor understanding of nuclear effects on neutrino interactions with nuclei, implement these improvements in the GENIE event generator, and tune models to available data.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in particle or nuclear physics and ideally a strong background in long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.   

Previous experience of the T2K experiment will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work in a team. 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: sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professor David Wark: dave.wark@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 3 January 2018 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: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132364

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