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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Particle Physics Instrumentation

University of Birmingham - School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £41,526 to £77,108
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th February 2020
Closes: 22nd March 2020
Job Ref: 95732

Grade 8/9

(Lecturer full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553. With potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year). (Senior Lecturer/Reader full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,034 to £59,135. With potential progression once in post to £77,108 a year).

Based in the School of Physics and Astronomy, this post will create and disseminate knowledge at a senior level through initiating and conducting significant original research and through developing and delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area of particle physics. The postholder will contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis to the whole range of research, teaching leadership and administration.

The postholder will specifically exploit the facilities in the Birmingham Instrumentation Laboratory for Particle physics and Applications (BILPA) in support of Semiconductor R&D towards the high luminosity phase of the LHC, future particle and nuclear physics facilities and medical applications. The role involves close interaction with technical and engineering staff in the group. Duties include development of future programmes in energy frontier instrumentation activities and participation in preparation of grant applications in support of these.

The successful applicant will have an established national and developing international reputation achieved through significant original research work and a clear record of impact; designing and developing significant innovative underpinning technologies; developing novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued. 

Teaching is likely to include: (a) development and leadership of major teaching programmes or equivalent; and (b) enhancement off the student experience or employability that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.

Management and administration is likely to include Departmental/School leadership and management activity with University wide involvement that may include sustained high value impact knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement and similar activities.

Informal enquiries to Professor Paul Newman,  or Professor Phil Allport,

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Normally, a higher degree in Particle Physics (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Significant research and teaching experience within this subject specialism
  • Internationally recognised track record in the area of design and construction of particle physics instrumentation
  • Significant experience in this context and a proven ability to work with detector technologies aimed towards particle physics applications. 
  • Evidence of effective team working in particle physics collaborations.
  • Evidence of collaboration with other Universities and/or industry.
  • Expertise with DAQ development for particle physics instrumentation.
  • Ability to identify new areas of activity.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on, manage and deliver research
  • Experience of contributing to teaching activities
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels
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