Research Associate on the LHCb Experiment

Job Reference : S&E-09820
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 20/04/2017
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Particle Physics
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : 01/06/2017 to 30/05/2019

This is an opportunity to join the Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester 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 work primarily on physics analysis at the LHCb experiment, and support work on the LHCb silicon vertex detector (VELO) detector / its upgrade.

In data analysis, the LHCb group currently has particularly strong activities in CP violation and mixing studies in the charm sector as well as searches for lepton flavour violation and the breakdown of lepton universality.

Your work could further our involvement in charm CP violation, but we are also open to the introduction of new analysis activity areas.

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

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 is an Institute of Physics Juno Champion and received an Athena Swan Silver Award and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Chris Parkes



Dr Marco Gersabeck


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Monday 20 March 2017

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

Further particulars


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