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Research Associate on ATLAS experiment
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-019699

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/10/2022

Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 December 2022 until 30 September 2025

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

​​​​​​The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester will appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The Manchester ATLAS group consists of seven academic members of staff, 11 research staff and 17 PhD students.  The group has a strong involvement in many areas of ATLAS physics analysis, including studies of Higgs boson interactions, measurements of high-energy electroweak processes (VBS/VBF, multiboson production), top quark physics, and searches for new phenomena (dark matter, violation of lepton universality). The group is also heavily involved in ATLAS detector operations and performance, with long-standing contributions to ATLAS trigger and data acquisition, combined performance (jet/b-jet/tau reconstruction), and the Phase-II detector and trigger upgrades.

The successful applicant will play a major role in developing new searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, either directly or via precision measurements of the electroweak/Higgs sectors. This includes the development of new analysis techniques. They will also contribute to the ongoing operation of the ATLAS experiment in the area of combined performance (jet/b-jet/tau reconstruction) or physics modelling/simulation. Opportunities will be available to get involved with the wider collider-physics community, in phenomenology studies relevant to HL-LHC and FCC.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in particle physics by the time of starting the position. The successful candidate will have experience in data analysis and one or more of the following areas of particle physics: event generator modelling, trigger, detector operations, or object reconstruction/performance. The appointment will be from 1st December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointments will end on 30th September 2025. The successful candidates will be based in Manchester and will make frequent visits to CERN

Along with your application, you should submit a single file containing your CV, list of publications, and research statement (max 2 pages). Two letters of recommendation should be sent to within three days of the closing date..

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/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 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:                                                                         

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here​​​​​​​

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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 Alexander Oh

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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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