Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics Ref: 2331

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed Term until 30 September 2023
Salary: Starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 17 September 2019
Closing date:  21 October 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 19 November 2019
Expected start date: 01 December 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description 

Applications are invited from talented and creative scientists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Experimental Particle Physics on the DUNE neutrino experiment.

You will be a strong programmer with a passion for both the technical computing aspects of data acquisition and the physics of DUNE. With a focus on trigger development for DUNE you will work to enable the full physics exploitation of the huge detectors.

The UK government is contributing £65 million in construction funding for the DUNE project through to 2026, including more than £10 million for the DAQ which is jointly led in the UK by Sussex. This is a post that has the potential for seeing the DUNE project right through construction, into data taking and physics exploitation.

Experience with complex trigger systems from any experiment will be an advantage.

The Sussex group has a long history of neutrino research and a number of senior leadership roles internationally. Our current research focusses on the DUNE, NOvA, SBND and SNO+ experiments.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Jeff Hartnell ( or Prof. Simon Peeters (

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