Research Fellow in Theoretical Particle Physics Ref 2815

School/department: School of Mathematical Sciences  
Hours: Full time - requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 36 months
Reference: 2815
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on:
6 December 2019
Closing date: 5 January 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected interview date: Early January 2020
Expected start date: 1 October 2020

Job description

A postdoctoral research associate is sought to join the South-Eastern Particle Theory Alliance (SEPTA),  a consortium composed of Royal Holloway, University of London, University College London and the University of Sussex. The post holder will be based at the University of Sussex and expected to perform research relevant to the activities of the Collider and Low Energy Phenomenology research area, whose faculty members are Andrea Banfi, Frank Deppisch (UCL), Stephan Huber, Sebastian Jaeger, Nikolas Kauer (RHUL), Jonas Lindert and Veronica Sanz (on leave),

We are particularly interested in candidates working on collider phenomenology, perturbative QCD, flavour physics, Higgs and EW physics and effective field theory, and/or BSM model building and phenomenology. The post holder will be encouraged to interact with SEPTA members at Sussex as well as the London-based partners. Further SEPTA activities include particle physics of the early universe, gravitational waves, Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, and models of quantum gravity.

Applicants will also benefit from the close links to the Sussex Astronomy Centre and to the Experimental Particle Physics groups at Sussex and RHUL, as well as from membership of the NExT Institute, a regional particle physics alliance in the South-East of England including both Sussex and RHUL, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the University of Southampton, and Queen Mary, University of London

The following materials should be sent by email to and, quoting the job reference number above.

-       Official Sussex application form (available via the University website

-       CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests in a single pdf document

-       Three recommendation letters.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with Andrea Banfi (, Sebastian Jaeger (, or Jonas Lindert (

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How to apply

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