Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics Ref 20833/20834

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of 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).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for 22 months, with the possibility of extension based on funds availability  
Reference: 20833/20834
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 5 June 2023
Closing date: 5 July 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 01 August 2023

Job description

The Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex seeks to appoint two talented and creative researchers, with strong computational and experimental skills, to join Sussex’s vibrant research programme on Experimental Particle Physics. The posts focus on the implementation of efficient tracking strategies to the ATLAS experiment Phase 2 upgrade of the High Level Trigger, contributing in parallel to analogous R&D within the SWIFT-HEP inter-experiment project. The successful candidates will be expected to work on the development, deployment, and benchmarking of High-Level Synthesis FPGA algorithms for real-time Particle Physics applications, where the group has significant institutional commitments.  

The posts are funded for 22 months. The Sussex ATLAS group has significant involvement in both the ATLAS Upgrade and the SWIFT-HEP efforts, and continuation will be considered depending on funding. 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 recognized research at a large-scale collider experiment.

Please contact Professor Alessandro Cerri (, Professor Fabrizio Salvatore ( ), 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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