Assistant Professor in Particle Physics Phenomenology

Durham (GB)
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Particle Physics Phenomenology

The role 

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Particle Physics Phenomenology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) and will have research experience that complements and strengthens the existing areas of research within the IPPP, have a strong record of engagement with experimental particle physics groups, and have the expertise in theoretical and/or computer simulations that will enhance the worldwide effort in particle physics. The successful applicant is expected to develop an original and independent research program, to publish world-class research with a focus on quality in high impact journals and have the potential to engage with industrial partners. They will also contribute to the development and delivery of high-quality research-led teaching that produces a world-class learning environment which enables undergraduate and postgraduate students to achieve their potential. The position will start around October 2019.

The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology is one of the leading international centres for research in particle physics phenomenology. Currently we have 16 permanent members of staff, 25 research staff, 5 support staff and around 40 postgraduate students. The IPPP is a joint venture of Durham University and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Our mission is: To perform world-leading research in particle physics phenomenology; To promote and develop new theoretical ideas aimed at addressing key science questions that are experimentally accessible; To provide a critical mass of research excellence in particle physics phenomenology, that will engage pro-actively with the UK and international particle physics communities, and help to shape the future programme, providing leadership, vision and strategic advice; To support and stimulate the UK particle physics community through an active programme of workshops and other meetings and to boost the ability of the UK to contribute at world-leading level; To provide training and opportunities for research students, both to sustain and further develop research in particle physics and to contribute to the economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom; To promote public understanding of fundamental science, particularly to teachers and school children of all ages. Further information may be found at http://ippp.dur.ac.uk/

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related subject and an established record of research at the highest international level. They should have also demonstrated potential for teaching and postgraduate student supervision.

Vacancy Reference: PHYS18-10