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Research Associate in ATLAS Experiment
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14129

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/07/2019

Salary: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Particle Physics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 August 2019 to 31 July 2021

The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral 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: precision studies of Higgs boson interactions, high-energy electroweak measurements (VBS/VBF, multi-vector boson production), top quark physics, as well as searches for new phenomena, such as dark matter and violation of lepton universality. Manchester has also major roles in the ATLAS trigger, as well as in upgrades to the tracking detectors and trigger. The position will support these activities.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in particle physics by the time of starting the position. The successful candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas of particle physics: data analysis, high level event trigger, and detector operations. The appointment will be from 1st August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, for an initial period of two years. Initially, the successful candidate will be based in Manchester and will make frequent visits to CERN. A subsequent period of longer term stay at CERN may be possible, subject to mutual agreement.

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. All appointment will 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 vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Prof Terry Wyatt and/or Dr Alex Oh

Email:  and/or

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

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

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