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Research Associate in High Energy Physics

Imperial College London - High Energy Physics Group, Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus 

Fixed Term: 2.5 years in the first instance

Imperial College London invites applications for a Research Associate position to work on the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

You will focus on the analysis of LHCb data, with the opportunity to also contribute to the Group’s ongoing activities on the detector, software and future upgrades of the experiment. We expect you to take an active role in LHCb data analysis in an area in which there is excellent potential to observe physics beyond the Standard Model.

You will hold a PhD* in a relevant area or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience.

You must also be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:      

  • A strong track record with clearly defined individual contributions
  • Experience of data analysis techniques and algorithms in experimental particle physics or accelerator physics
  • Evidence of ability to identify new research opportunities or develop new techniques
  • Experience in taking initiative and/or developing own ideas independently
  • Proficiency in programming and computing within high energy physics
  • Experience of leadership or evidence of future leadership potential
  • Experience of working in an international collaborative environment

In addition, it would be desirable if you had:

  • Experience with machine learning techniques
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulation techniques and tools
  • Experience of Grid computing in High Energy Physics
  • Evidence of ability to write high quality research papers

Applications can be made online via our website. Please go to www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs  and search for NAT01368.

This is a full time position available immediately for up to 2.5 years in the first instance.

The position will be based in the UK but will require regular travel to CERN. Other UK and foreign travel is likely to be required.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.

The Imperial College High Energy Physics Group has a strong ongoing experimental programme encompassing the T2K, Super-Kamiokande and future Hyper-Kamiokande experiments in Japan; the future neutrino oscillation experiment DUNE at Fermilab and SURF in the USA; the search for sterile neutrinos with SoLid in Belgium; the search for charged lepton flavour violation with COMET in Japan; the CMS and LHCb experiments at the LHC; the search for dark matter with the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment in the USA; the development of nuSTORM; the Atom Interferometer Observatory and Network (AION) project in the UK and the USA; SHiP and SuperNEMO activities and the development of future experiments and impact through the application of HEP technologies. There are also significant accelerator, phenomenology and Grid computing programmes. The Group is the host of two Imperial College Centres of Excellence: Centre for Clinical Application of Particles and Centre for High-Throughout Digital Electronics and Machine Learning.

More information about the Department of Physics and the High Energy Physics Group can be found on our webpages.

The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Practitioner and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.  See our EDI webpage for more Information. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, especially those historically underrepresented in Physics.

Further details about the position are available from Dr. Mitesh Patel (mitesh.patel@imperial.ac.uk).

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Paula Brown, Section Administrator, paula.brown@imperial.ac.uk.

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Location: London
Salary: £43,093 to £50,834 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 27th February 2023
Job Ref: NAT01368
 
   
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