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Research Associate on the LHCb experiment
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-12555

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/09/2018

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Particle Physics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Available from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019

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 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.

The position requires 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 will be initially for a period of one year.

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 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

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 Marco Gersabeck or Professor Chris Parkes

Email: or

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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

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