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Research Associate in the ATLAS Experiment
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14131

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/07/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Particle Physics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2021

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 Research Associate position is available, funded through a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant hosted by the Manchester ATLAS group. The ERC-funded project is focussed on the study of the top-Higgs connection, the search for CP-odd contributions to the Higgs couplings, and interpretations in terms of models beyond the standard model (BSM). This post in particular is aimed at working on the single top-Higgs process, as well as phenomenological studies of BSM models related to the top-Higgs connection.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in particle physics. You will have experience in data analysis at hadron colliders and in one or more of the following areas of particle physics: detector operation/performance, phenomenology. The appointment will be from 1st September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and would extend, in the first instance, until 31st 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 at the latest by one week after the closing date for applications. 

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 the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: 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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