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Research Associate in Particle Physics (2 Posts Available)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-15501

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/07/2020

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

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From 1st September 2020 until 31 August 2022 (with the possibility of extension)

The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester has two vacancies for Research Associates working on the LHCb experiment at the LHC at CERN. The work is funded through  ERC Starting Grant 852642 ‘BEAUTY2CHARM’. You will be expected to work primarily on physics analyses and the RTA trigger at the LHCb experiment. The Manchester LHCb group currently has particularly strong activities in CP violation and mixing studies in the beauty and charm sectors as well as in Lepton Universality Violation measurements. You will contribute to some or all of the following topics: RTA trigger commissioning, the early measurements programme for Run 3 in decays of beauty mesons to charm mesons, and measurements of CP violation in decays of beauty mesons to charm mesons. 

The positions require a PhD or equivalent in particle physics. You will have experience in particle physics data analysis and/or software development for reconstruction, triggering or alignment and calibration activities.The positions will be initially for a period of two years, extendable up to five years. There is an opportunity to be based at CERN for an extended period. 

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

The Department 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 Department 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 Conor Fitzpatrick

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 the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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