Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Physics and Astronomy

London, United Kingdom
£31,613-£34,220 (Grade 4)
Sep 16, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 09, 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £31,613-£34,220 (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 09-Oct-2019


The Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC) has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the Zero support Mass Detectors (ZMD) R&D project.  The aim of ZMD is to explore the feasibility of making silicon detector modules using ultrathin silicon sensors for application to a future large area tracking system. The successful applicant will be expected to make significant personal contributions to the ZMD programme, testing sensors, making modules, and characterising performance, as well as ensuring data is properly logged in our database.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in experimental particle physics or similar field and have experience of active participation in test-beam, detector operations or construction work for a particle or nuclear physics experiment or equivalent. Strong hardware skills are essential and a good knowledge of C++, Python, or LabView is desirable. The post will be located at the Queen Mary Mile End Campus in London but may require travel to other locations in the UK during and overseas.  The candidate is expected to work in various laboratories and workshops, and adhere to relevant health and safety regulations at all times.

The post is funded by the STFC and is full time, starting as soon as possible with an end date of funding 31/03/2021. Starting salary will be £31,613-£34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

General enquiries about the PPRC and informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to the PPRC/ZMD Group Leader, Dr Adrian Bevan at a.j.bevan@qmul.ac.uk, stating the position code ZMD-PDRA.

General information about the Particle Physics Research Centre at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/spa/pprc/. Further details and an application form can be found at http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies.

To apply, please click on the link below. Enquiries on the application procedures can be addressed to Ms. J. Vaca Ortiz j.vaca-ortiz@qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 09 October 2019.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Physics and Astronomy are proud to hold IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena SWAN silver status and have a number of supportive policies in place to facilitate a diverse and inclusive working environment within the school  https://www.qmul.ac.uk/spa/about-us/.   The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

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