Research Associate on the LHCb experiment

Job Reference : E&PS-07997
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 06/05/2016
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Particle Physics
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Until 30 June 2018

The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Research Associate working on the LHCb experiment at the LHC at CERN. The work is part of an STFC funded research activity within the University of Manchester LHCb group. You will be expected to work primarily on physics analysis at the LHCb experiment, and support work on the LHCb silicon vertex detector (VELO) detector and/or its upgrade. In data analysis, the LHCb group currently has particularly strong activities in very rare decays and CP violation and mixing studies in the charm sector. Your work could further our involvement in very rare decays and continue our work VELO software and radiation damage studies. We are also open to the introduction of new analysis activity areas.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in particle physics. You will have experience in particle physics data analysis and programming, in particular C, C++ and Python. The position will be initially for a period of two years.

Two reference letters should be sent directly to latest one week after the closing of the application deadline.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Chris Parkes



Name:  Dr Marco Gersabeck


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.