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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Mu3e

University of Oxford - Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2019
Closes: 17th October 2019
Job Ref: 142102

Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford 

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Mu3e. The Mu3e experiment at PSI will search for µ->3e with muons at rest with sensitivity <10-15 (<10-16 ) in Phase 1(2) improving on the most sensitive previous measurement by 3 (4) orders of magnitude  and probing mass scales inaccessible to direct searches at the LHC or HL-LHC. The Mu3e pixel tracking detector (MuPix) is designed to measure transverse momenta from 12 to 53 MeV/c and provide a momentum resolution of better than 0.5 MeV/c over that range. The tracker is unique in contributing <0.1% X0 per detection layer. 

The successful candidate will first be based in Oxford and play a leading role in the construction and testing of the Mu3e CMOS HVMAPS ladders in the Oxford Physics Micro Detector (OPMD) Laboratory. When the construction of the ladders is completed, the candidate will move to PSI where s/he will develop the pixel detector environmental monitoring. S/he will also participate in the integration of the pixel system in the detector and its calibration for commissioning and operation. Finally, the successful candidate will take a leadership role in the analysis of the data. 

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years. 

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate in experimental particle physics or a related field. A strong background in the experimental techniques is required. Knowledge of computer languages such as C, C++ and Python is also necessary. Previous experience with the Mu3e experiments and HV-CMOS detectors will be an advantage. 

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, plan and execute research activities, and work in a team. They should also be able to manage own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by his supervisors. 

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach. 

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:

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 17 October 2019 can be considered. 

Closing Date: 17-OCT-2019 12:00 

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