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Research Fellow (100865-128)

Fixed Term Contract for 2 Years

The Elementary Particle Physics Group at the University of Warwick seeks to appoint an outstanding individual to join its effort on the LHCb experiment. The Warwick group is actively involved in LHCb physics analysis, in Monte Carlo event generation and simulation, and in data processing. The group supports the maintenance, operation and upgrades of the VELO silicon vertex subdetectors, and carries out research and development on the TORCH particle identification device with a view to its use in a future LHCb upgrade. The group has a leading role in the exploitation of LHCb data and has strong interests in searching for physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, both in CP-violating observables and in properties of rare b hadron decays.

It is expected that you will contribute to several aspects of the Group's activities on the LHCb project, in particular to the development of its programme of rare b hadron decay measurements. You should have, or should be about to obtain, a PhD in experimental particle physics or another relevant subject. You will have a good grounding in and general knowledge of particle physics. Experience of hardware, instrumentation and modern data analysis techniques for particle physics experiments would be welcomed, as would good working knowledge of C++ and Python. You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

This post is for a fixed term of two years.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).

Interested candidates are encouraged to direct informal inquiries to Dr. Tom Blake (T.Blake.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Thu 06 December 2018, 10:28 | Tags: Research, EPP

Research Fellow (100634-108)

Fixed Term Contract until 28 February 2021.

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to undertake research within the EPSRC programme ‘Crystallisation in the Real World’ - https://realworldcrystals.leeds.ac.uk/. The initial two-year appointment will work primarily within theme 1 of the project, and will be based within the research group of Dr David Quigley in the Department of Physics. The post-holder will be expected to;

(1) develop minimal computational models (e.g. lattice based) to capture non-trivial crystal nucleation behaviour within inhomogeneous and non-equilibrium environments, working closely with experimental groups to identify representative model parameters.

(2) obtain (e.g. via path sampling techniques) and analyse quantitative data on nucleation kinetics to inform improved theoretical models for the time evolution of nucleus size, incorporating (e.g.) heat and mass transport effects. Work in this area will link to an existing PhD project within the group.

The position is potentially extendable for a further two year period, dependent on progress, continuation of funding, satisfactory review and synergy achieved with other elements of the programme. Preliminary plans for this period include the study of nucleation under confinement and will likely involve mesoscale modelling (e.g. Lattice-Boltzmann or phase-field approaches).

The ideal post-holder with have a background in theoretical and/or computational physics, well developed scientific programming skills and a keen interest in statistical physics and thermodynamics. You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively. You will be willing to travel, including for extended visits to overseas partners.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395).

Please direct all informal inquiries to Dr David Quigley (D.Quigley@Warwick.ac.uk)

Thu 25 October 2018, 10:32 | Tags: Research, Theory