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Post-doctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sci

Location: London
Salary: £43,205 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th January 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 082986
 

Job description

A vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work within the T2K, Hyper-Kamiokande, and Super-Kamiokande experiments has arisen at the Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (EPAP) Group, Department of Physics, King's College London. 

We will welcome the successful candidate into the diverse Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (EPAP) Group, to undertake research investigations in collaboration with the members of the EPAP group and the T2K, Hyper-Kamiokande, and Super-Kamiokande collaborations. We especially encourage applications from female and minority ethnic candidates and other groups who are under-represented in physics.

The postholder is expected to take a leading role in the DAQ system for the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment towards the start of data taking in 2027. There is also the possibility to provide some contributions to T2K/Super-Kamiokande data analysis.

The successful candidate will be supported to make significant contributions to these experiments including R&D, software/computing, analysis.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics and have substantial experience of active participation in a particle physics experiment. Hardware skills and good knowledge of C++ are highly desirable. The post will be located at King’s College London at the Strand Campus, but will require periods at the experimental facilities at J-PARC and Kamioka in Japan for meetings and hardware-related activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Department of Physics has had a distinguished scientific tradition since its foundation in 1829.   We are committed to both educational and research excellence with a wide variety of BSc, MSci, and postgraduate programmes driven by research.  

The Department of Physics at King’s College London is diverse, international and friendly with a positive atmosphere of collaboration and support between research groups. We currently hold a silver Athena Swan award and Juno Champion status from the Institute of Physics (IOP). We offer a welcoming environment and welcome applications from applicants of all backgrounds. 

Celebrating diversity and supporting staff is important to us and we offer a range of provision including caring support (including a Parenting and Carers Fund and the Carer’s Career Development Fund), training, and a variety of diversity and inclusion networks. Staff can apply for flexible working to help them balance the demands of their professional and personal commitments and we offer comprehensive leave policies for parental, adoption, surrogacy, dependant, and shared leave. 

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) comprises Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics – all departments are highly rated in research activities and have a wide-ranging portfolio of education programmes.  The university is making investment in NMES and both student and staff numbers are growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and 56% of our students are from outside the UK. KCL staff are principally located on the Strand Campus in the heart of central London, further details available at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nms  and  https://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract / a fixed-term contract for 24 years/months

This is a full-time / part-time post - 100% full time equivalent

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