Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics Ref 6696

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics & 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 until 30 September 2023
Reference: 6696
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  20 September 2021
Closing date:  18 October 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 November 2021, 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 and NOvA neutrino experiments.

On DUNE you will join the team working on software development for the DAQ, including a focus on the physics performance of the trigger. Experience with detector trigger systems from any experiment would be welcome.

On NOvA you will have the opportunity to work towards answering the question of the neutrino mass hierarchy and to develop the search for leptonic CP violation. The group plays leading roles in both the 3-flavour oscillation analysis and the joint analysis with T2K. Across NOvA, reconstruction, machine learning and calibration are areas of specific interest.

The Sussex group has a long history of neutrino research and a number of senior leadership roles internationally, including overall physics analysis coordination for NOvA.

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. Initially for 2 years, this is a post that has the potential for seeing the DUNE project right through construction, into data taking and physics exploitation.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Simon Peeters (s.j.m.peeters@sussex.ac.uk) or Prof. Jeff Hartnell (j.j.hartnell@sussex.ac.uk).

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.

 The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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