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Research Associate in Silicon Detector Development
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016931

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Available asap until 30 September 2022 (possible extension)

The Particle Physics group at The University of Manchester requests applications for a position working on the silicon detectors of the LHCb Upgrades at the LHC at CERN. The work is part of an STFC funded research activity within The University of Manchester particle physics group. 

You will be expected to work on the construction and commissioning of the LHCb silicon vertex detector (VELO) upgrade 1 and on the design and prototyping of future silicon detector systems at LHCb and ATLAS. The University of Manchester group are responsible for constructing and testing silicon pixel detector modules for LHCb Upgrade 1 and contribute to the FPGA firmware. 

For future upgrades radiation hard CMOS detectors and precision timing hybrid-pixel detectors are under study, both for LHCb and ATLAS.  The group also works on a range of detector development activities including developments for the ATLAS Upgrade 2 pixel end-caps and the DUNE Liquid argon Time Projection Chamber. You will have experience in detector development and/or detector operation. 

The position is available initially until September 2022 with the possibility of extension depending on future funding. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.