|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 9)|
|Placed On:||26th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th March 2023|
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Fixed-term: Initial duration of 3 years, with the potential for extension
The experimental particle physics group (PPE) at the University of Edinburgh has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in our Centre for Advanced Detector Development. The primary aim of the role is to lead work on developing novel detectors for tracking charged particles based on silicon sensor technology, for use in particle physics experiments and in other fields.
This post is supported by a Royal Society research grant, aiming to target two complementary research areas, both in the field of silicon sensor development.
You will spend around half your research time on developing and characterising HV-CMOS sensors for the new Mighty Tracker proposed for the LHCb experiment at CERN. You will join the LHCb team at Edinburgh and use testing facilities both within our lab and external (e.g. test beams at CERN and DESY) where you will collaborate with LHCb partner institutes.
The second area is the development of small-pitch Low Gain Avalanche Detector (LGAD) devices, which have potential use cases both in particle physics (for example, a future upgrade of the LHCb Vertex Locator), and in other areas (synchrotron research, nuclear physics, proton therapy). For this part of the research project, you will collaborate with partners outside the University of Edinburgh including students and staff from other universities and contacts from non-academic stakeholders.
The Edinburgh LHCb group has made substantial contributions to a wide range of particle physics measurements. We have significant responsibilities in the LHCb collaboration such as maintenance and operation of the Ring Imaging Cherenkov detectors, as well as R&D towards future detectors (RICH, TORCH, Mighty Tracker). We are also involved within the Real-Time-Analysis (RTA) and Data Processing and Analysis (DPA) projects.
Your skills and attributes for success:
For more information those interested can contact Dr Mark Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please apply online including a CV, publication list, a 1 page research summary including future goals and details of 2 referees we can contact.
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