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Research Associate in Collider Phenomenology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-015935

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/12/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Physics and Astronomy Research Office

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Until 30 September 2023

This Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Manchester’s Particle Physics Research Group is available from October 2021 for a period of two years with a possibility of an extension to a third year. The successful applicant should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in theoretical particle physics with an emphasis on collider phenomenology and effective field theories. The applicant will be supported by the ERC starting grant EFT4NP of Eleni Vryonidou. 

The Manchester Particle Physics Theory group consists of eight academics: Richard Battye, Fedor Bezrukov, Mrinal Dasgupta, Jeff Forshaw, Jonathan Richard Gaunt, Apostolos Pilaftsis, Mike Seymour and Eleni Vryonidou. The research interests of the group span a broad range of topics from BSM and Particle Cosmology to collider phenomenology and QCD. The group is an integral part of the Manchester Particle Physics Research Group whose experimenters are members of the ATLAS, LHCb, DØ, g-2, Mu2e, MINOS, SuperNemo and IceCube experiments and performs R&D towards the next generation of neutrino experiments.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The Department  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 to achieve a good work-life balance.  We positively welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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

Blended working arrangements may be considered       ​​​​​​​

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

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Name: Eleni Vryonidou


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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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