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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Department of Physics and Astronomy - Faculty of Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: From £32,344 Grade 7, per year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2021
Closes: 14th December 2021
Job Ref: UOS030920
 

Contract Type:  Fixed term with a start date of 1st January 2022 until 30th April 2025

Summary:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint a fixed-term Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The post is funded by the Horizon2020 programme via a grant to a consortium of institutions and industrial companies for a project SilentBorder.

The post holder will be a member of the Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics group (PPPA) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and will work on the muon tomography project SilentBorder. The project is funded by the Horizon2020 programme of the European Union. The main objective of the programme is to design, build and test a prototype system based on muon tomography to identify materials in cargo. The group in Sheffield is participating in modelling cosmic rays and in optimisation of the scanning system.

The candidate for this post will have a PhD or will be working towards a PhD in particle physics or particle astrophysics. We expect the post holder to have a good knowledge of Python and/or C++, programming skills and experience in programming (simulations and data analysis) using standard particle physics tools, such as GEANT4 and ROOT. The candidate is also expected to be familiar with experimental techniques used in particle physics.

The successful candidate will work alongside Prof Vitaly Kudryavtsev on Monte Carlo modelling of cosmic rays for the muon tomography system and, in particular, on the optimisation of the design of a large scale scanner based on the results of the modelling and the prototype performance.

Further details about the SilentBorder project can be found here:

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101021812

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