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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Physics and Astronomy, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 With potential progression once in post to £44,737 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2022
Closes: 3rd October 2022
Job Ref: 100238

Position Details

School of Physics and Astronomy, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,348 to £42,155. With potential progression once in post to £44,737 a year.

Grade 7

Full Time - Fixed Term Contract up to 30 September 2025

Closing date: 3rd October 2022

Background

To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge through the achievement of the particle physics research group’s strategy by undertaking specified activities within the established ATLAS research project, particularly in the areas of data analysis and development of the ITk silicon tracker upgrade.

Scope of the role

  •  Analysis, interpretation and presentation of ATLAS data and results.
    •    Contributing to the development of the tracker upgrade to the ATLAS experiment
    •    Contributing to generation of funding.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  •  To analyse and interpret data from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in the area of Higgs boson/electroweak physics. An area of particular interest is di-Higgs production.  
    •    To contribute to the development of a major upgrade to the ATLAS experiment in the area of silicon tracking detectors
    •    To present research findings in publications, research seminars and conference talks.
    •    To contribute to the development of new techniques and methods 
    •    To develop further research objectives and proposals (with assistance of a mentor if required)
    •    To supervise and provide guidance to PhD students on research related work
    •    To contribute to writing bids for research funding

Person Specification

Essential criteria

  •  PhD in particle physics (or about to submit by time post is taken up)
    •    Programming experience in C++ and PYTHON in a particle physics data analysis context.
    •    Good presentation/communication/interpersonal skills
    •    Ability to work to deadlines/schedule within a project
    •    High level analytical capability
    •    Willingness to travel for short periods within the UK and abroad.

Desirable criteria

  •  Experience with the ATLAS experiment
    •    Broad computing experience, e.g. Linux, Python
    •    Experience in the top quark physics area

Informal enquires to Paul Newman, email: p.r.newman@bham.ac.uk 

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