Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics Ref 9178

School/department:  Mathematical and Physical Sciences/ Physics and Astronomy
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 8 months, with possibility of extension based on funds availability 
Reference: 9178
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  31 January 2023.
Closing date: 21 February 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date:1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

This advert was recently posted on 8 December 2022– Previous Applicants need not apply.

Job description

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint a talented and creative researcher, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme on Experimental Particle Physics. The post focuses on Technology R&D for Particle Physics as part of the SWIFT-HEP project and on the application of such technology to the ATLAS experiment Phase 2 upgrade of the High Level Trigger. The successful candidate will be expected to work on the development and benchmarking of High Level Synthesis FPGA algorithms for real-time Particle Physics applications, where the group has significant institutional commitments. 

The post is funded for 8 months. The Sussex ATLAS group has significant involvement in both the ATLAS Upgrade and the SWIFT-HEP efforts, and continuation of funding from one or both of these streams is likely. 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.

Please contact Professor Alessandro Cerri, and Professor Antonella de Santo, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

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