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Research Fellow in Elementary Particle Physics (10882-078)

Fixed term contract until 30/9/19

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.

You will contribute to several aspects of the Group's activities on the LHCb project. 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 initially for a fixed term of one year (based on a start date of 1 October), with possibility of extension thereafter. The post may be based either in Warwick or at CERN, with travel as necessary.

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 (£28,936). 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 (£29,799).

Interested candidates are encouraged to direct informal inquiries to Prof. Tim Gershon (

Fri 03 August 2018, 15:57 | Tags: Research, EPP