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Rokos-Clarendon Associate Professor of Experimental Neutrino Physics

University of Oxford - Particle Physics

Location: Oxford
Salary: From £48,114 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd August 2021
Closes: 11th October 2021
Job Ref: 152143
The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Particle Physics with effect from January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Pembroke College, under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary will be in the range £48,114 to £64,605 per annum plus substantial additional benefits including a College housing allowance of £9,750 p.a., access to a housing loan scheme, a tutor’s allowance of £2,080 and a private healthcare scheme. An allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title. Full Professors also have access to further merit-based pay awards.
The Associate Professor will join a vibrant community of particle physicists addressing the most significant issues in understanding the fundamental laws of nature in and beyond the Standard Model. These challenges include the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the origin of the generations and matter anti-matter asymmetry in the universe, and the stability of mass hierarchies. The purpose of this appointment is to recruit a particle physicist who would join our renowned neutrino physics programme spanning long baseline accelerator neutrinos at DUNE in the US and T2K, SuperK and HyperK in Japan, and neutrinoless double-beta decay at SNO+. The successful candidate would also be expected to take a leading role in the design and construction of the next generation of neutrino experiments.  The post-holder will work closely with other particle theorists and experimentalists in the department who are involved in many of the leading experimental collaborations. During the first five years of the post, there is the possibility of a partial secondment of the University component of the post to the Particle Physics Department (PPD) at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. 
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics, or a related subject, and will have a proven record of high-quality creative research in neutrino physics at an international level. They will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and graduate level.  They will be expected to develop a world-leading research programme addressing the fundamental challenges in our understanding of the laws of nature, to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to participate in administration and governance of Pembroke College and the Physics Department.
Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained below. Enquiries may be made to Professors David Wark (, Steve Biller (, Giles Barr ( and Daniela Bortoletto (  Enquiries about the college side of the appointment should be addressed to Pembroke Academic Office ( Professor Dave Newbold ( can provide information about the PPD secondment.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Monday, 11 October 2021. Please quote departmental reference 152143 on all correspondence. Applicants should ensure that their referees send letters by the same deadline to The interviews will take place the week of 6 December 2021 with an offer made soon after.  
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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