|Salary:||£29,605 to £44,263 pa|
|Placed On:||4th October 2023|
|Closes:||1st November 2023|
The High Energy Physics group at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint an outstanding researcher to join its effort on the ATLAS experiment.
The Cambridge group is actively involved in the ATLAS physics programme, and has responsibilities in the Inner Tracker (ITK), Level 1 Calorimeter Trigger, and Semiconductor Tracker. The group has diverse interests in the exploitation of ATLAS data, searching for physics beyond the Standard Model. Particular interests include searches for supersymmetry, long lived particles and dark matter.
The post is foreseen to be based in Cambridge with the possibility of long-term attachment or short-term visits to CERN, where appropriate.
This role is funded for a fixed term of three years by grants associated with the appointment of Dr Sarah Williams to a new Lectureship. Under her leadership, you will be expected to spend around half of your time on detector R&D, specifically characterisation of irradiated silicon sensors with the Transient Current Technique. The rest of your time will be devoted to analysis of ATLAS Run-III datasets with a focus on precision measurements of the Standard Model. There will also be an option to contribute to physics projections for future colliders if this work is of interest.
Applicants with skills in physics analysis, detector R&D or both are welcomed. You will contribute to several aspects of the Group's activities on the ATLAS project. You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in experimental particle physics. Experience of hardware, instrumentation and modern data analysis techniques, including programming in C++ and Python, would be welcomed.
Appointment at Research Associate (i.e. Grade 7) is dependent on having been awarded a PhD. Persons who have submitted but not yet received the award of their PhD may only be appointed to as Research Assistant (i.e. Grade 5), although this can be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, starting from 1st January 2024.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.
Please quote reference KA38770 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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