Research Associate on the ATLAS experiment

Job Reference : S&E-13768
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 02/05/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum dependent upon experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Particle Physics
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 October 2019 for 2 years

The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Research Associate to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The Manchester ATLAS group consists of six academic members of staff, and around ten research staff and fifteen PhD students.  The Manchester group is strongly involved in many areas of ATLAS, including the study of events containing Higgs, W, and Z bosons, and top quarks, as well as searches for new phenomena. Manchester has also major roles in the ATLAS trigger, as well as in upgrades to the tracking detectors and trigger. A postdoctoral position is available, funded through a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant hosted by the Manchester ATLAS group. The ERC grant is focussed on the study of the top-Higgs connection, and the search for CP-odd contributions to the Higgs couplings, as well as colour flow studies in boosted jet tagging. 

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in particle physics. You will have experience in one or more of the following areas of particle physics: data analysis, triggering, and detector operations. The appointment will be from 1st October 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and would extend, in the first instance, until 30th September 2021. Initially, you will be based in Manchester and will make frequent visits to CERN. A subsequent period of longer term attachment at CERN may be possible, subject to mutual agreement.

You should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to within one week of the closing date. 

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. 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 Yvonne Peters

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.


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