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Research Associate in Silicon Detector Development
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-015195

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/02/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: As soon as possible until 31 March 2021

The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester requests applications for a position working on the Vertex Detector of the LHCb Upgrade at the LHC at CERN. The work is part of an STFC funded research activity within the University of Manchester LHCb group. The post holder is expected to work primarily on the construction and commissioning of the LHCb silicon vertex detector (VELO) upgrade modules. The University of Manchester group are responsible for constructing and testing silicon pixel detector modules for this new detector and contribute to the FPGA firmware. This is a challenging project to deliver a radiation hard high precision pixel detector with 40MHz readout that operates in vacuum.  The group also works on a range of detector development activities including future developments for the ATLAS Upgrade pixel end-caps and the DUNE Liquid argon Time Projection Chamber.

The successful candidates will have experience in detector development and/or detector operation.

Two reference letters should be sent directly to latest 1 week after the closing of the application deadline.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.                                               

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Chris Parkes,,



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/Person Specification criteria that you should address in your application.


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