Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2019
Reference:  2447
Salary: Research Fellow II: starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum or Senior Research Fellow: starting at £49,149 and rising to £56,950 per annum
Placed on: 1 September 2017
Closing date:  3 October 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Interviews for this post are currently planned to be held in early October 2017.
Expected start date: 15 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme in collider physics. The position is to work primarily on the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades, with focus on the ATLAS trigger systems. The post-holder will also take a role in the group’s R&D activities, in view of future collider experiments, and contribute to impact-related activities stemming from ATLAS research (e.g., “big data” applications).

The post is funded as a core post on the group’s Consolidated Grant, awarded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The appointment is until 30 September 2019 initially, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

The Sussex ATLAS group, led by Prof. Antonella De Santo, counts five full-time academics, four other full-time post-doctoral researchers, and about ten PhD students. The group’s main technical responsibilities on ATLAS are on the High-Level Trigger and on future upgrades of the ATLAS trigger system. The group has a leading physics programme on ATLAS, with strong focus on new physics searches as well as on Standard Model physics analyses.

In addition to its involvement in ATLAS, the Sussex EPP group is renowned for its high-precision experimental tests of physics beyond the Standard Model, with focus on neutrinos and neutron EDM. Sussex is part of the SouthGrid Tier-2 and is one of the founding members of SEPnet.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate in experimental particle physics, or a closely related subject, and to have a strong track record of internationally recognised research at large-scale collider experiments. Informal enquiries about this position may be addressed to Prof. Antonella De Santo (

The Experimental Particle Physics group web site is

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