2 x Research Fellows in Experimental Particle Physics Ref 2944

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2019
Reference: 2944
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 30 January 2018
Closing date:  28 February 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: March 2018
Expected start date: 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint TWO talented and creative researchers, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme on the ATLAS experiment. The successful candidates will be expected to split their time between data analysis and activities on the ATLAS High-Level Trigger (HLT), where the group has significant institutional commitments.

The Sussex ATLAS group, led by Prof. Antonella De Santo, counts six academics, four other full-time post-doctoral researchers, and about ten PhD students. The group has a leading physics programme on ATLAS, with strong focus on beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics searches (especially Supersymmetry), as well as a significant presence in top physics, flavour physics, Higgs physics, parton density functions.

On the HLT, Sussex makes major contributions to the Inner Detector Trigger, HLT core software, trigger operations, and trigger signatures.

These two appointments are to extend the group’s impact in Standard Model physics, as well as to further consolidate its position in BSM searches and support for the ATLAS HLT.

The posts are funded until 30 September 2019 initially, with possibility of extension subject to funding. Candidates are expected to hold, or be close to obtaining, a doctorate in experimental particle physics and to have a demonstrated track record of internationally recognised research at a large-scale collider experiment.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Antonella De Santo (a.de-santo@sussex.ac.uk).

Please visit the Experimental Particle Physics website for more information.

Interviews for this post are currently planned to be held in early March 2018.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2944 [PDF 59.80KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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