Research Associate in Fundamental Physics

Job Reference : S&E-11111
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 04/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2020

Applications are invited for an STFC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Manchester particle theory group, which is part of the Lancaster, Manchester & Sheffield Consortium for Fundamental Physics. The post will be available from September 2018 or earlier for a period of two years. The successful applicant should have or be about to obtain a PhD in particle physics or a related discipline and research interests which match those of the consortium in the area of BSM physics.

The Manchester particle theory group consists of six academics: Richard Battye, Fedor Bezrukov, Mrinal Dasgupta, Jeff Forshaw, Apostolos Pilaftsis and Mike Seymour, with Bezrukov and Pilaftsis leading the BSM and Particle Cosmology programme. The group is an integral part of the Manchester Particle Physics Research Group whose experimenters are members of the ATLAS, LHCb, DØ, MINOS, SuperNemo and IceCube experiments and performs R&D towards the next generation of neutrino experiments. The group Cosmology and BSM activities come mainly under the headings of Model Building and Higgs Physics, Supersymmetry, Neutrinos and Particle Cosmology, Inflation, Dark Matter, and Physics at the Intensity Frontier. Applicants are particularly sought who work on one or more of these areas, and the links between them. The present position is focused on the area of BSM Physics including relations to Particle Cosmology, but there would also be opportunities to collaborate with staff in the related area of QCD.

A significant goal of the Consortium is to continue to raise the quality and originality of the science we do through broader and deeper collaboration between its member groups. This encourages the possibility to further extend the scientific contacts beyond the Manchester group.

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The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. The appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:             

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr.  Fedor Bezrukov


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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.